CALIFORNIA,PA (Columbus Day 2010) — Like Christopher Columbus, BRIAN VERA, an alumnus of the reality series The Contender. is about tomake a new discovery, courtesy former World Middleweight Champion KELLY The Ghost PAVLIK. Pavlik (36-2, 32 KOs), of Youngstown, OH., and Vera (17-5, 11 KOs), of Austin, TX, battle in a 10-round super middleweight (164-pound limit) rumble Saturday, November 13, headlining the pay-per-view undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito World Super Welterweight Championship broadcastlive from the $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.

Brian Vera is going todiscover on November 13that his new world really is flat … flat on his back, said Pavliks trainer Jack Loew, from Team Pavlik’s training camp in California, PA, located outside Pittsburgh. Kelly entered this training camp in superb condition, weighing less than 170 pounds. After hearing what Vera has already been saying about us, he should consider wearing a life vest into the ring because Kelly is taking him into deep water on November 13. Like the Ohio State Buckeyes,Kelly islooking to return to the top spot and it starts with the sinking of the U.S.S. Brian Vera of Austin, Texas. I hope there will be a microphone in Veras corner so the world will hear them issue the order to abandon ship!


Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cowboys Stadium, MP Promotions and Tecate, PACQUIAO vs. MARGARITO will take place Saturday, November 13 in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX. The $1.2 billion stadium is the largest, most technologically advanced entertainment venue in the world. Pacquiao vs. Margarito will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

Remaining Tickets to Pacquiao vs. Margarito are priced at $700, $500, $300, $200, $100, and $50, and can be purchased in-person at the Cowboys Stadium ticket office in Arlington, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased online at

HBO’s Emmy-Award-winning all-access series “24/7 premieres an all new edition when “24/7 Pacquiao/Margarito debuts Saturday, Oct. 23 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The four-part series will air for three consecutive Saturday nights before the finale airs the night before the super welterweight championship showdown in Texas.

TOTOWA, NJ (October 11, 2010), — Gary Shaw announced the recent signing ofundefeated North America Boxing Organization (NABO) cruiserweight champion and Top-10 contender LATEEF “Power KAYODE to Gary Shaw Productions.

The 6’2 Kayode (13-0, 12 KOs), returns to the ring on Friday, October 15, seeking his 13thconsecutive knockout victory, in a 10-round rumble against one-time world title challenger Epifanio Mendoza (30-9-1, 26 KOs) of Colombia. The fight will take place at Buffalo Run Casino & Hotel in Miami, OK, on the non-televised undercard of former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver’s heavyweight debut, which will be televised live on SHOWTIME, beginning at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast.)

“Lateef is a hidden gem in the cruiserweight division. He is extremely talented, said Gary Shaw. “Lateef’s work ethic and his desire to be a world champion will carry him to the top. His explosive power is equal to any heavyweight on the scene today The skys the limit for him.

Trained by four-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach, and managed by Steve Feder, Kayode, 27, a native of Lagos, Nigeria, captured the NABO cruiserweight title in his last fight, on August 6, knocking out savvy veteran Alfredo Escalera, Jr. in the eighth round of the SHOWTIME nationally televised fight. With the title came a career-high world rating by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) where he is currently the WBO’s No. 9 cruiserweight contender.