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Sergio Martinez Fights Against Bullying, Plus, Tix Discount Info

BY The Sweet Science ON September 24, 2011
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New York, NY - (9/23/2011) - There are few things in life that Sergio Martinez takes as serious as his boxing.  His work with the anti-bullying "It Gets Better Campaign" (click on link to watch Sergio talk about the campaign) is one of them.  The middleweight champion, and top three pound-for-pound fighter in the world, who will be defending his title next Saturday, October 1st, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City was devastated when he heard the recent news of Buffalo, New York's teenager Jamey Rodemeyer who took his own life on Sunday after suffering a year of constant bullying.

"People need to realize that this is a real problem," stated the champion Martinez.  "This isn't just kids poking innocent fun at one-another, young children are taking their lives over this.  Something has to be done.  People need to be made aware of how serious the situation actually is."

For his fight on October 1st, Martinez will have Monique McClain escort him on his ring walk, and also have the young teen carry his championship belt into the ring with her.  Monique is another teen who has been a victim of bullying, and who the champion be-friended earlier this year.

"I realize that nothing will bring Jamey back, but if we can start spreading the word, and getting people to understand the seriousness of bullying, then hopefully we can prevent this from happening to someone else."

Tickets for "Noche de 'Maravilla'" are priced at $300, $200, $100, and $50, and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster retail outlet, or in person at the Boardwalk Hall box office.

New York, NY - (9/23/2011) - Next Saturday, October 1st, Lou DiBella's DiBella Entertainment in association with Matchroom Sport, and Caesars Atlantic City, presents "Noche de 'Maravilla': Martinez vs. Barker", featuring the #1 middleweight in the world, and top three pound-for-pound fighter, Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez (47-2-2, 26KO's) putting his WBC Middleweight Diamond belt and Ring Championship on the line against undefeated European Champion "Dazzling" Darren Barker (23-0, 14KO's), at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.

 TIX DISCOUNT INFO

On October 29th, Andre Ward and Carl Froch were scheduled to meet at the same venue, to determine the winner of Showtime's: Super Six World Boxing Classic Tournament.  Unfortunately it was announced this morning that Ward had sustained a cut in training and the entire show was being postponed until a later date.

 In the wake of the postponement, and disappointment for the thousands of fans who were looking forward to a night of World Championship Boxing at Boardwalk Hall on October 29th, DiBella is offering a 30% discount to the upcoming show next Saturday, October 1st,  to any ticket holder who brings their ticket or proof of purchase from the Ward-Froch event to the Boardwalk Hall Box Office.

 "We know the fans for October 29th are disappointed," said DiBella.  "Atlantic City went from having two great fight cards in October to now next Saturday (Oct 1st) being the highlight of the fall.  I know that many of the Ward and Froch fans are disappointed, and that's why we are offering the discount.  Hopefully they can join us for what is going to be a great night of boxing next Saturday."

 Tickets for "Noche de 'Maravilla'" are priced at $300, $200, $100, and $50, and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster retail outlet, or in person at the Boardwalk Hall box office.

"Noche de 'Maravilla': Martinez vs. Barker" is being presented by DiBella Entertainment in association with Matchroom Sport, and Caesars Atlantic City, and is sponsored by Corona.  Doors open at 6PM ET, with the first bout scheduled for 6:30PM ET.  The show will be aired live on HBO's World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT.

"Noche de 'Maravilla': Martinez vs. Barker" is being presented by DiBella Entertainment in association with Matchroom Sport, and Caesars Atlantic City, and is sponsored by Corona.  Doors open at 6PM ET, with the first bout scheduled for 6:30PM ET.  The show will be aired live on HBO's World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT.

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