Arum: "I Think Asia Will Be The Best Market We Have For Boxing"
It's fight week in China!
Brian Viloria at Hong Kong Press Conference
Hong Kong (April 2, 2012) - Last night (Tuesday evening in Hong Kong) the four world championship fighters, their trainers and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum met the media of Hong Kong for a VIP reception to tout Zou Shiming "Fists of Gold."
Check out this video of Arum talking about how he think boxing will be in Asia.
The highlight of the evening was when recording artist Stephanie Cheng (郑融),performed her new hit song The "Fists of Gold" Theme Song Music Video ("皇金拳賽"主題曲MV), complete with ring card girl dancers. It brought the house down. The theme song is rocketing up the charts in Macau, Hong Kong and Beijing.
Also on hand was broadcasting icon Tim Ryan.
U.S. boxing fans will be able to witness the premiere of world championship boxing in Macau with
"ZOU SHIMING: Fists of Gold," featuring two world title fights and the professional debut of the
Peoples Republic ofChina's two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and three-time World Amateur Champion Zou Shiming. This brilliant event will be televised to the U.S. on Saturday, April 6, beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO2.
Calling the action from ringside from the CotaiArena™, The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel will be broadcasting icons Tim Ryan and Larry Merchant and two-time heavyweight champion Big George Foreman. The telecast will also feature two-time World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight champion ROMAN "Rocky" MARTINEZ defending his title against undefeated No. 1 contender DIEGO MAGDALENO and World Boxing Association (WBA)/WBO flyweight champion BRIAN "Hawaiian Punch" VILORIA (check out video interview here) defending his unified titles against Top-10- contender JUAN FRANCISCO ESTRADA.
LOCAL MACAU INFORMATION
Presented by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., tickets to ZOU SHIMING: "Fists of Gold" are on sale now at all Sands China box offices*.
ZOU SHIMING "Fists of Gold" kicks off at 7 pm on April 6 at the CotaiArena. Tickets are on sale now at all Sands China box offices and can be booked online at www.CotaiTicketing.com, or by phone at +853 2882 8818 (Macao) / +852 6333 6660 (HK) / +86 4001 206 618 (mainland China). Tickets are also available at Tom Lee Outlets and through Hong Kong Ticketing (customer service fee applies) at www.HKTicketing.com, or by phone at +852 3128 8288. Tickets are available in six categories: HKD/MOP 2,680 (Silver), 1,080 (A Reserve), 780 (B Reserve), 480 (C Reserve), 280 (D Reserve) and 80 (E Reserve). Packages with round trip Cotai Water Jet ferry tickets between Hong Kong and Macao are also available for HKD/MOP 2,768 (Silver), 1,168 (A Reserve), 868 (B Reserve), 568 (C Reserve) and 368 (D Reserve). For more information about the event, visit www.CotaiTicketing.com.