Written by The Sweet Science
Friday, 04 November 2011 16:36
(LEON- Nov. 4) Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola (33-2, 28 KOs) and Ralph "The Silencer" Butler (35-11, 28 KOs) took to the scales Friday afternoon to weigh in for their highly anticipated fight tomorrow night at El Domo De La Feria in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. The heavyweight attraction is headlining a night of fights brought to you by Goossen Tutor Promotions and Promociones Del Pueblo and will be broadcast on Televisa at 10:30 p.m. CT.
"I'm excited to fight in Leon," said Arreola. "I expect a hard fight from Butler, but at the end of the night my hand will be raised in victory. The people down here have shown so much support, I'm definitely going to put on a good show for them tomorrow night."
As for his opponent, Butler says, "I'm ready for war. The people of Leon deserve to see a great fight, and at the end I'll be left standing."
Chris Arreola - 239 lbs.
Ralph Butler - 255 lbs.
Tickets are priced at 600, 500, 400, 300, 200 & 100 Pesos and are available at the El Domo box office.
Miguel Roman - 132 lbs.
Pedro Navarrete - 130 lbs.
Jose Luis Zertuche - 162 lbs.
Julio Cesar Garcia - 165 lbs.
Gabriel Soto - 145 lbs.
Alfonso Sibrian - 144 lbs.
Irma Garcia - 122 lbs.
Nashli Maldonado - 122 lbs.
Giovanni Delgado - 122 lbs.
Ricardo Ruiz - 118 lbs.
Jose Perez - 118 lbs.
Ivan Saracho - 120 lbs.
Written by The Sweet Science
Friday, 04 November 2011 12:52
UNDEFEATED HEAVYWEIGHT RISING STAR SETH MITCHELL TO FACE
TOUGH CONTENDER TIMUR IBRAGIMOV IN HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CO-FEATURE OF
"CAPITAL SHOWDOWN: KHAN VS. PETERSON"
ON DECEMBER 10 FROM WASHINGTON, DC
Washington, DC (November 4). "Capital Showdown: Khan vs. Peterson" just got more exciting with the announcement that undefeated American heavyweight Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell will make his HBO debut against tough contender Timur Ibragimov in the co-featured bout to the Unified Super Lightweight World Championship between champion Amir "King" Khan and No. 1-rated IBF Contender and Washington, DC's own Lamont Peterson. The event, which marks the return of big time boxing to the nation's capital, is set to take place Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and will be televised live on HBO's World Championship Boxing.
"I'm definitely excited to be fighting back at home in front of my fans and on a big stage as the co-main event on HBO," said Mitchell. "Ibragimov is my toughest opponent yet on paper, as far as his record and the quality of opposition that he has faced. I'm looking forward to a great fight and I'm sure that Ibragimov will come to the fight prepared. Come December 10, I will be mentally and physically prepared as well. I am expecting the fight to be tough, but at the same time, I plan on coming out victorious."
"I'm working extremely hard for this fight," said Ibragimov. "I have seen Seth Mitchell fight and I know he's a good prospect, but I'm too experienced for him."
"This fight is a true test for Seth Mitchell," said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "He is fighting on HBO against a 'take-no-prisoners' power puncher. I have no doubt that this is Seth Mitchell's time to shine and I can't wait to see him take on Ibragimov on December 10 and continue his rise as the next great American heavyweight."
A native of Brandywine, Maryland, heavyweight contender Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell (23-0-1, 17 KO's) has proven he is the jolt of energy the division has been looking for. Since his last bout in the area in April of 2010 (a third round technical knockout of Ryan Thompson), the 29-year-old former Michigan State University standout linebacker has gone from prospect to contender, winning seven bouts in a row, all by knockout. In 2011 alone, Charles Davis (second round technical knockout), Evans Quinn (first round knockout) and Hector Ferreyro (third round technical knockout) have all tasted defeat at Mitchell's hands, and he expects to make another statement on December 10.
Winner of nine of his last ten bouts, Tashkent, Uzbekistan's Timur Ibragimov (30-3-1, 16 KO's) is a 1996 Olympian for the Uzbek team who is in the midst of a quest for a world championship. He knows that a win over the undefeated young star Mitchell will move him even closer to that goal. An 11-year professional who has faced former World Champions Oliver McCall, Al Cole and Jean-Marc Mormeck, the 36-year-old is confident that he has the experience, style and determination to issue the highly-touted Mitchell his first defeat.
Written by The Sweet Science
Friday, 04 November 2011 10:26
NEW YORK (November 4, 2011)-After a successful debut on October 22nd, the
second installment of Star Boxing's Boxeo Azteca will be Live this Saturday night on
The main event features undefeated Heavyweight Mariusz Wach as he takes on Jason Gavern in a twelve round bout for the WBC Intercontinental Championship.
In the co-feature, undefeated Middleweight Patrick Majewski will
battle Jose Miguel Torres for the NABF & NABO Middleweight titles.
The telecast, which will originate from the Mohegan Sun, will be shown live across the United States begin at 10pm (EST).
Wach of Krakow, Poland (now residing in North Bergen, New Jersey) has a
perfect record of 25-0 with thirteen knockouts has prodigious size as he
stands almost 6'8" and has quality wins over Jonathan Haggler and former
Mike Tyson conqueror Kevin McBride.
He will be facing the toughest battle of his career when he takes on Gavern, who is known for his toughness and grit.
Gavern, 21-8-4 with ten knockouts is no stranger to taking fights on short notice and fighting on the road having fought all over the world. Gavern is coming off a 1st round knockout win over Bobby O'Bannon, a bout which took place on August 20, 2011, and his most notable wins are over Darnell Wilson and Manuel Quezada. Gavern also was impressive in a hard draw against rated Heavyweight Jonathon Banks to a draw May 29th of 2010, in a fight many felt Gavern won.
Majewski (17-0, 11 KO's) is similar to Wach as he is originally from Poland
but has settled in Atlantic City and is an exciting brawler in the
Middleweight division. Majewski has stepped up the competition with each bout. In his last bout he captured the NABO title with a ten round unanimous decision
over Marcus Upshaw.
Torres (22-5, 19 KO's) is a tough Colombian who has fought top competition
has fought top competition such as Yudel Jhonson and Joe Greene will be
looking to throw his name into the middleweight mix and is coming off a
decision win over Jose Antonio Rodriguez on September 30th.
The show is promoted by CES Boxing, Global Boxing and Joe DeGuardia's Star
Boxing and will air on Ateca America beginning at 10pm. (Saturday 11/5)
Additional Upcoming Star Boxing/Boxeo Azteca shows on Azteca America are:
November 19th, December 3rd and December 10th.
Written by The Sweet Science
Thursday, 03 November 2011 14:34
NOV. 5 EPISODE
Debut: SATURDAY, NOV. 5 (9:45-10:15 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Nov. 5 (12:15 a.m.), 6 (11:45 a.m.), 7 (6:30 p.m., 2:00 a.m.), 8 (10:00 p.m.), 9 (10:00 a.m., 1:00 a.m.), 10 (5:30 p.m.), 11 (8:00 p.m.) and 12 (10:30 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Nov. 6 (11:00 p.m.), 10 (midnight) and 11 (12:30 a.m.)
HBO On Demand availability begins: Nov. 7
With a week to go before the showdown, both fight camps ratchet up training.
The series finale of 24/7 PACQUIAO/MARQUEZ debuts Friday, Nov. 11 (8:30-9:00 p.m.), the night before the high-stakes welterweight title bout. All four episodes will have multiple replay dates on HBO. Episodes one and two are currently available on HBO On Demand® and HBO GO®.
“Pacquiao vs. Marquez III” takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 9:00 p.m. (ET)/6:00 p.m. (PT), and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.
The executive producer of 24/7 PACQUIAO/MARQUEZ is Rick Bernstein; senior producer, Dave Harmon; producers, Abtin Motia and Harley Glantz; writer, Aaron Cohen. Liev Schreiber narrates.
Written by The Sweet Science
Thursday, 03 November 2011 14:30
QUEBEC CITY, CANADA (Nov. 3, 2011) – Day two of press conferences at La Cage Aux Sports here attracted another strong media turnout as rising Canadian junior welterweight star Pier-Olivier Côté and the more-experienced Jorge Luis Teron discussed their 12-round co-featured bout on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING this Saturday, Nov. 5, from the Pepsi Coliseum live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
In the SHOWTIME main event, undefeated International Boxing Federation (IBF) super middleweight champion Lucian Bute will make the ninth defense of his title against ageless former world light heavyweight champion Glen “The Road Warrior’’ Johnson.
The 27-year-old Côté (17-0, 11 KOs), of Quebec City, is coming off a unanimous decision over Pedro Navarrete this past July in Romania and has won four out of his last five contests by knockout. In May, Côté fought on the Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley undercard and scored a fourth-round TKO over Aris Ambriz. Born in Colombia and adopted by a Quebec couple at the age of two, Côté didn’t start boxing until he was 20 years old. As an amateur, he had 65 wins and was a Golden Gloves and Canadian champion. The hard-hitting prospect will face his toughest test to date in Teron, a former blue-chip prospect from New York City.
Teron (25-2-1, 17 KOs), of the Bronx, N.Y., is coming off a second-round stoppage over Jose Luis Soto Karass in March. The 26-year-old also owns a victory over former world title challenger Michael Lozada. The only blemishes on Teron’s record are a loss to current World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight champ Brandon Rios in 2010 and a defeat via majority decision to veteran Aldo Valtierra in 2008. Teron avenged the loss with a unanimous decision over Valtierra five months later. Teron was also a solid amateur and was a three-time Golden Gloves champion
The event is promoted by Interbox, DiBella Entertainment and Warriors Boxing.
What the participants had to say on Thursday:
“This is the most significant fight of my career and I'm ready for everything Teron brings.
“I know this is a major step up for me but I will not disappoint my fans. Thank you to InterBox and (promoter) Jean Bedard for making this fight possible for me. And a big thank you to SHOWTIME for broadcasting this fight. I will not let the network down.”
JORGE LUIS TERON:
“It's going to be a great fight. I've been training for the past six months because of my fight that fell out with (Joel) Casamayor so I'm ready.
“It's going to be an action-packed fight. I think one difference between Côté’s past opponents and me is that I'm coming in to win. You’ll see on Saturday night.”
Written by The Sweet Science
Thursday, 03 November 2011 14:29
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Nov. 3rd, 2011) – What may seem like insurmountable odds for most fighters might wind up playing into Jason Gavern’s favor Saturday night as the Florida-based heavyweight prepares for the opportunity of a lifetime.
The 34-year-old Gavern (21-8-4, 10 KOs), a Kissimmee, Fla., resident born in Harrisonburg, Va., will face undefeated Polish heavyweight Mariusz Wach (25-0, 13 KOs) of North Bergen, N.J., Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 for Wach’s World Boxing Council (WBC) International heavyweight title in the 12-round main event of “November Reign,” presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports in association with Global Boxing and Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
Wach was originally scheduled to face former world champion Oliver McCall in Saturday’s main event, but the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation was unable to license McCall, 46, so Gavern will answer the call on short notice, a trend he’s grown accustomed to in his professional career.
“That’s the norm for me,” Gavern said. “I’m the opponent in most of my fights. I get the call late, and they think they’ll walk through me because I’m coming on two- or three-day’s notice and I end up surprising everyone.
“That’s the plan this time, too. I’m blessed to have this opportunity. I’m really excited. I’m one or two meaningful wins away from being in the mix for a world title fight, and a win Saturday could put me in that position. I want to come up and put on a show for the crowd. I hope he’s expecting a fight. No matter what happens, he’ll know at the end of the day he was in a fight. I’m not coming to lay down.”
Gavern dealt with similar circumstances in two of his most notable fights, a split-decision win over Manuel Quezada in April of 2010 for the WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation heavyweight title and a draw against prospect Johnathon Banks – 24-1 at the time – a month later in Germany.
“I took those fights on two week’s notice,” Gavern said. “Wach has been in the gym, and he’s all over the internet having a steady training camp, so I know he’s in shape. The same thing happened with Banks. The only difference this time is it’s a couple of days instead, but I stay in the gym on a full-time basis, so I’m always ready. I’m excited. I’m looking to seize this opportunity.”
“Jason is a very experience fighter setting himself up for a shot at a world title,” said Gavern’s manager, Tom Hickey. “We’re looking forward to winning this title and moving on to another major opportunity down the road.”
Trained by Walter Collazo, Gavern is ranked No. 29 in the WBC and No. 46 in the International Boxing Organization (IBO). He recently moved to Orlando, where he began working with Josh Aguilar, but Aguilar will be in Hollywood, Fla., this weekend working the corner of Puerto Rican cruiserweight Francisco Palacios, so Gavern will reunite with Collazo on Saturday at Mohegan Sun.
“Walter and I have been together for five years, so we know each other well,” Gavern said. “He knows what I’m thinking in that ring. That’s another reason why I’m excited. My dad is coming, my old corner people are coming – what better way to celebrate this homecoming than by winning a title?”
Wach’s greatest asset is his height; at 6-foot-7, the Polish heavyweight has a five-inch height advantage over the 6-foot-2 Gavern. Taller heavyweights such as world champions Wladimir Klitschko and Vitali Klitschko have dominated the division in recent years with their impenetrable reaches and powerful jabs, but Gavern believes he has the blueprint to chop down his undefeated opponent.
“It’s like a Mike Tyson or Joe Frazier style,” Gavern said in reference to the former heavyweight champions. “Obviously, everything for this guy is coming off his jab. You take away his jab, and you take away his whole game.
“I have to work my way inside and stay busy. I can’t stay on the outside or else he’ll beat my face off with the jab. That’s my plan. I won’t win a jabbing contest. There’s no possible way. I just need to apply a lot of pressure. Pressure bursts pipes, and the more pressure I put on him, the more he’ll fold in the later rounds.”
Four months after beating Derrick Findley at Mohegan Sun to capture the WBC U.S. National Boxing Council (USNBC) middleweight title, Elvin Ayala (24-5-1, 11 KOs) of New Haven will face veteran Juan Astorga (15-7-1, 10 KOs) of Thornton, Colo., in a 10-round non-title bout. Each of Astorga’s last four wins have come by knockout while Ayala has won four consecutive bouts dating back to February.
“November Reign” will also feature a 10-round North American Boxing Federation (NABF) and North American Boxing Organization (NABO) middleweight title bout between current NABO champion Patrick Majewski (17-0, 11 KOs) of Atlantic City, N.J., and challenger Jose Miguel Torres (22-5, 19 KOs) of Miami, Fla. Majewski won the NABO title with a unanimous-decision victory over Marcus Upshaw in June. Originally from Magangue, Colombia, the 32-year-old Torres has won two of his last three fights.
The undercard also includes Rick Dawson (4-0, 1 KO) of New Haven facing Queens native Borngod Washington (2-9) in a four-round super middleweight bout, in addition to the return of heavyweight Artur Szpilka (7-0, 5 KOs) of Wieliczka, Poland, who will battle heavyweight David Saulsberry (7-3, 7 KOs) of Greenville, Ky., in a six-round bout. New Haven’s Edwin Soto (7-0-1, 3 KOs) will face Diego Pereira (6-0, 2 KOs) of Pawtucket, R.I., in a six-round battle of unbeaten, and junior featherweight Josh Crespo (0-0-1) will battle newcomerNate Green of New Haven in a four-round bout.
Cruiserweight Jose Torres (0-1) of Springfield, Mass., will face Francwa Russell of Chicago in a four-round bout in Russell’s pro debut; junior welterweight Christian Lao (2-1, 1 KO) of New Haven will face Antonio Chaves Fernandez (0-5) of Brockton, Mass., in a four-round bout; and Hartford welterweight Javier Flores (5-0, 5 KOs) will face Bryan Abraham (5-9-2, 5 KOs) of Schenectady, N.Y., in a six-round bout. Super featherweight Kamil Laszczyk (4-0, 3 KOs) of North Bergen will face Chris Montoya Jr. (2-4, 1 KO) of Salt Lake City in a four-round bout.
All $105 ringside tickets for “November Reign” are sold out, but tickets are still available at $65 and $40 and can be purchased by calling CES at 401.724.2253/2254 or Ticketmaster at 1.800.745.3000. Fans can also purchase tickets online at www.cesboxing.com, www.ticketmaster.com, or at the Mohegan Sun Box Office.
Written by The Sweet Science
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 08:22
NORTH BERGEN, NJ (November 2, 2011) - As training camp winds down for the undefeated WBC International heavyweight champion Mariusz Wach, the true scope of his growth as a fighter becomes clearer. Wach, 25-0 (13 KO), of North Bergen, N.J., by way of Krakow, Poland, will face former world heavyweight champion Oliver McCall (56-11, 37 KO) this Saturday, November 5 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., the site of his Knockout of the Year performance against Kevin McBride in July.
The show, entitled "November Reign," will be promoted by North Bergen-based Global Boxing Promotions.
Wach, who stands an imposing 6'7" and weighs 250 pounds, has undergone an impressive transformation since relocating to North Bergen and linking up with highly-regarded trainer Juan De Leon and his brother Carlos, a former four-time cruiserweight world champion. Together, Wach and the De Leon brothers worked on improving the agile big man's speed, power and - most importantly - his confidence.
"I can really see how much his confidence has grown since he knocked out McBride," said De Leon, who is working with Wach for the second fight together. "We built a real foundation of his strength and footwork and head movement. He works real hard and his main assets are that he's really smart and doesn't complain when he trains."
Though Wach at 31 is 15 years younger than his opponent McCall, Wach will be facing his most difficult assignment to date as a professional. In his younger days, the Chicago, Ill., native McCall was a sparring partner for Mike Tyson and won the heavyweight championship in 1994 with a knockout of Lennox Lewis in two rounds. McCall defended the title once with a win over another legend in Larry Holmes before dropping the belt in a decision loss to Frank Bruno.
In recent years, McCall has proven he is still a dangerous challenger, having defeated the likes of Damian Wills (then 30-2), former world title challenger Fres Oquendo and Lance Whitaker.
"Oliver McCall is a real experienced fighter, I've seen him fight many times, and one thing that he has is a powerful punch," said De Leon. "One of the challenges that we face is that Oliver McCall has never been knocked down or knocked out. I told Wach that the last thing that McCall will lose is his power. McCall has that street sense, that he doesn't care to fight and give it all. He knows that he's 46 and has nothing to lose."
Still Wach is unfazed, and sees this as another opportunity to expand his resume' as a rising heavyweight force.
"Oliver McCall has made history, but this is the present and it's my time," said Wach. "He will look good on my record.
"I still have time to grow and improve as a fighter. I have to focus on improving every day as a fighter. I'm hoping to be in the major fights by the end of next year. I'm getting better while the top guys are getting older."
"November Reign" is on course to be the Mohegan Sun's first boxing sellout in nearly ten years, with full buses coming from around the Tri-state to usher in fans to see unbeaten NABF middleweight champ Patrick Majewski (17-0, 11 KO) of Atlantic City, N.J., by way of Radom, Poland against Jose Miguel Torres (22-5, 19 KO) for the vacant NABO middleweight title.
Other fighters slated for the show include heavyweight knockout artist Artur "Szpila" Szpilka (8-0, 6 KO) of Wieliczka, Poland and featherweight prospect Kamil Laszczyk (4-0, 3 KO) of North Bergen, N.J., by way of Wroclaw, Poland, plus several local New England fighters in action.
Tickets are $40.00, $65.00 and $105.00 and can be purchased by calling CES at 401.724.2253/2254 or calling Ticketmaster at 1.800.745.3000
. Fans can also purchase tickets online at www.cesboxing.com
, at Global Boxing Gym in North Bergen, N.J. or at the Mohegan Sun Box Office.
Written by The Sweet Science
Monday, 31 October 2011 19:43
PATERSON, NJ (October 31, 2011)—This past Friday night, Middleweight Ossie Duran took on undefeated Brandon Gonzales in the nationally televised main event on Sho Box: The New Generation.
The fight, which took place in Duran’s home state of New Jersey, was a good fight with both combatants fighting hard.
As the fight wore on, it became clear that Duran was imposing his will his effective jab that set up a diverse selection of landed punches.
When the final bell rang, to the dismay of Duran and his team at Gulfstream Promotions, it was announced that Gonzales had taken the fight by split decision.
With that decision Gulfstream has decided to ask the New Jersey Boxing Commission to take a look at the tape to see what they thought of the decision.
“We feel Ossie didn’t get a well deserved decision”, said advisor to Duran Vinny LaManna.
“We just want the Commission to look at all things. Sitting ringside we thought Ossie won six rounds to two no question.”
“Watching the tape of the SHOWTIME broadcast only confirmed what everyone at ringside saw. Ossie won the fight. A reputable guy like SHOWTIME analyst Steve Farhood had Ossie winning the fight so I am not alone in what we saw”
“I want to thank Tom Brown and Goossen Tutor for giving Ossie the opportunity. At the end of the day, Ossie trained so hard and we had been in discussions for some major things with Ossie had he won this bout. Because of what we feel is a bad decision, those are on hold and keeps Ossie from his dream of fighting for a world title.”
Written by The Sweet Science
Monday, 31 October 2011 19:42
Orange, CA (October 31, 2011) - Thompson Boxing Promotions returns for the final
"New Blood" edition of 2011 this Friday, November 4th at the Doubletree Hotel in
Ontario, California. Super Bantamweight Efrain Esquivias (14-0, 9 KOs) returns
to the ring to face what promises to be his toughest fight to date.
Esquivias, who hails out of Carson, California, looks to impress fight fans as he
returns with an added zest to take on the veteran Fernando Beltran, Jr. (35-6-1,
19 KOs) of Culiacan, Mexico. The always-tough Beltran has taken the majority of
his fights the distance against class 'A' opposition as well as contending for
the IBF title in the featherweight division.
The Esquivias-Beltran fight is scheduled for 10-rounds and it will be for the vacant
NABF Super Bantamweight title.
Get to know Efrain Esquivias before he enters the ring in just under four days by
reading the Q&A session below.
Q: How is training going for your fight this Friday?
A: Excellent, I have been training really hard. I'm ready for the
Q: What have you been doing in particular to train for your
A: I have been sparring with Abner Mares. Hitting the mitts,
speed bag and heavy bag. I have also been putting in my
roadwork. I know that I am going to have to adjust to
Beltran's style but that won't be a problem since I am used
to adjusting to all my opponents. In the fights that I went up
against southpaws (Gabriel Tolmajyan, Shawn Nichols and
Frank Gutierrez) I had to adjust to their styles but I did it
easily because I am good at switching it up on a dime
so my opponents get confused. Since Beltran is a
southpaw, I will look to handle him in the same manner.
There are a lot of southpaws that go right handed and, just
like them, I feel comfortable when I switch to southpaw
Q: What do you know about your opponent?
A: I am not really familiar with Beltran but I don't mind that
since I trust my boxing ability and know that I am skilled.
Q: How does it feel to fight for a title that might propel you to
bigger things in the future?
A: I'm excited to have another chance to fight for the
NABF title. My promoter has done a great job in giving me
the opportunity to do it over since I didn't make the weight
limit in August against Ruiz and lost my shot to fight for the
belt. That is in the past, but I know that I never want to have
that feeling to beat a guy like Ruiz, have my hand
raised and not get to hold the belt. I might have a bright future
in boxing and I want to capitalize in every opportunity.
Tickets for "New Blood" are priced at $75, $45, and $30. They are available now
and may be purchased by calling 714-935-0900.
Also featured on the card as the co-main is Ontario's Jonathan "Lil Thund'r" Arellano
(10-0-1, 2 KOs) who will face a foe that has yet to be determined.
Preceding match ups include Miguel Diaz (6-0, 3 KOs) who returns from Allentown,
PA to face off show in six round super flyweight clash agianst Felipe Castañeda
(6-2-1, 3 KOs) of El Paso, TX and female junior flyweight Sindy Amador (5-0) who
will take on Blanca Raymundo (0-4) in a much anticpated rematch.
Bouts subject to change. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the first bell rings at 7:45
pm. The Doubletree Hotel is located at 222 North Vineyard Avenue in Ontario. The
hotel phone number is 909-937-0900.
Written by The Sweet Science
Thursday, 27 October 2011 17:41
TECATE HELPS FANS CELEBRATE THE PACQUIAO-MARQUEZ "THRILLOGY" ON NOV. 12
Campaign Includes PPV Discounts, Ticket Promotions and Chicas Tecate Appearances
NEW YORK (October 25, 2011) - Tecate, cerveza con carácter and long-time supporter of boxing, is launching a nation-wide campaign to celebrate the third chapter of an exciting and controversial "thrillogy" between two of the biggest pugilistic stars in recent years: Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. To ensure adult fans have access to the character of the November 12 HBO Pay-Per-View event, the brand will offer them special promotions and activities, whether they're watching the fight at home or live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Aficionados 21 and older across the nation will have the chance to save up to $25 off of the HBO PPV event, with the purchase of a Tecate or Tecate Light 12-pack or larger (where legal). To confirm eligibility and download the rebate form, adult fans can visit the "Cupón Carácter" tab of www.Facebook.com/TecateBoxing. For those planning a viewing party at home, Tecate will be offering them additional in-store and mail-in-rebate discounts on snacks and tequila at participating grocery, convenience and liquor stores, which will be blanketed with thematic posters and displays.
"Throughout their careers, Pacquiao and Marquez have inspired millions of fans with their character, determination and talent exhibited on and off the ring. We're certain that they will do so again on November 12, during a match that has been highly anticipated by their followers around the world," said Felix Palau, vice president of marketing for Tecate. "Tecate is excited to play a role in this important moment in pugilistic history and give fans an opportunity to personally see how this 'thrillogy' ends."
Adults planning to be in Las Vegas for the fight can be a part of Tecate's celebration of carácter by participating in texting promotions for a chance to win tickets and seat upgrades to the event. Additionally, they will be able to take advantage of special fight night specials on Tecate and Tecate Light purchases at select MGM Grand bars and lounges, and pose for pictures with brand ambassadors Chicas Tecate.
In the weeks leading up to Pacquiao vs. Marquez III, the Tecate Boxing Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/TecateBoxing
) will also be updated with the latest news, photos and videos related to the event, providing fans the perfect venue con carácter to share their thoughts and expectations on the fight.
For additional details on Tecate's sponsorship of Pacquiao vs. Marquez III, or to speak with a Tecate representative about the brand's long-time support of boxing, please contact FORMULATIN at (212) 219-0321
. For eligibility details and regulations surrounding the mail-in rebates and other offers, "like" us on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/TecateBoxing
and visit the "Cupón Carácter" Tab.