HOPKINS ROOTS FOR PHILLIES AS HIS
HOMETOWN TEAM HEADS TO WORLD SERIES
Philadelphia (October 27) - Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins knows a thing or two about winning big in Philadelphia. In his outstanding 21-year professional boxing career, Hopkins has fought 10 times in his hometown and has never lost. A proud Philadelphian, he will be rooting for the Philadelphia Phillies against the New York Yankees in the World Series, hoping they bring home their second title in two years.
"Philadelphia is a fighting city and the Phillies always go for the knockout," Hopkins said. "It is an exciting time for sports in Philly and I intend to add to that excitement when I bring boxing back to this great city on December 2."
While the Phillies work to bring home a championship, Hopkins is working on his own fighting future as he prepares to face contender Enrique Ornelas at The Liacouras Center on the campus of Temple University on December 2, bringing the long standing Philadelphia past time of boxing back to his hometown.
"I have been a Phillies fan my whole life and seeing them in the World Series gives me extra incentive to train hard for my fight, win and make Philly proud too," Hopkins continued. "The World Series is always a tough fight and I am excited to see what they can do against the hard-hitting Yankees, but I know they have what it takes to come out on top and reign as Champions again."
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"Broad Street Brawl": Hopkins vs. Ornelas, the 12-round light heavyweight bout, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions East and will be televised live on VERSUS beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the first bell rings at 6 p.m. ET.
In addition to fighting for his fans, Hopkins will be fighting for charity as he has committed to donating one dollar from each ticket sold to three select charities. Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Philadelphia & Susquehanna Valley, The Hero Thrill Show, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $75, $50 and $25, are on sale now exclusively through ComcastTIX on line at ComcastTIX.com, by calling 1-800-298-4200 or in person at the Liacouras Center box office.
Who will win? Wladimir Klitschko or Tyson Fury?