Inaugural Box Fan Expo A Hit With Fans and Fighters
- Updated: September 15, 2014
The first ever Box Fan Expo took place prior to the Floyd Mayweather/Marcos Maidana rematch on September 13, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
A DJ blared out top 40 hits as hundreds of fans gathered into the complex that housed more than 30 fighters of past and present, with none other than ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson garnering the most attention throughout the proceedings.
A Tyson line was constant as the former unified heavyweight champion and youngest heavyweight champion ever signed autographs and posed for pictures for nearly four hours.
Fans were treated to free giveaways from the various boxing companies on hand and replica belts and other prizes were awarded throughout the day.
Other popular fighters with long lines were Sergio Martinez and Erislandy Lara.
Featherweight Mikey Garcia was on hand and at times had a line that stretched throughout the convention center.
Garcia gave his thoughts on the BFE: “It’s amazing. I wasn’t expecting this much support.”
Shawn Porter had his own booth and was also feeling the love.
“Amazing. I appreciate this show of support,” said Porter, who is coming off his first career loss last month.
Las Vegas native Zab Judah was also a popular presence, and offered his thoughts on the BFE.
“Dope. It’s going to get better every year.”
Jameny Toney, Lamon Brewster and Riddick Bowe were all seated together in what was deemed the ‘Champions Booth, and the fighters interacted well with each other and supplied the fans with photo ops and autographs.
Perhaps the best description of the BFE was given by future Hall of Fame inductee Roy Jones Jr.
So did the fans.
For a full list of fighters that attended, and also to see their Twitter feed with pictures of the event, visit boxfanexpo.com.