LOS ANGELES (March 15, 2013) — Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion TIMOTHY BRADLEY, JR.  (29-0, 12 KOs), of Palm Springs, Calif., and his opponent, top-rated contender RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV (22-1, 15 KOs), of Siberia, will hold their Official Weigh-In for their world welterweight title showdown, Today!  Friday, March 15, in the Manhattan Ballroom at the Marriott Manhattan Beach (1400 Parkview Ave., Manhattan Beach, Calif. 90266).  Fighters will report at 2:00 p.m. PT, with the weigh-in beginning at approximately 3:00 p.m. PT.  Bradley and Provodnikov will step on the scale first, followed by undefeated welterweight contenders JESSIE VARGAS (21-0, 9 KOs), of Las Vegas, Nev., and WALE “Lucky Boy” OMOTOSO (23-0, 19 KOs), of Hollywood, Calif.  


            *The public is invited to attend but space will be limited.

            The Bradley-Provodnikov WBO welterweight championship and the Vargas-Omotoso World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas welterweight title fight headline a spectacular world championship event, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., Saturday, March 16.  Both fights will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT. Former two-time Méxican Olympian ÓSCAR VALDEZ (3-0, 2 KOs), of Nogales, México, will highlight the undercard in a six-round featherweight bout against Jose Morales (6-4, 1 KO), from Denver.

            Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Banner Promotions and Tecate, remaining tickets, priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, can be purchased online at AXS.com or by phone at 888-929-7849 as well as The Home Depot Center Box Office (open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Suites are available by calling 1-877-604-8777. For information of group discounts, please call 1-877-234-8425.