Mayweather and Canelo marathon on 7/4 on Fox Deportes
LOS ANGELES, July 3 – This Fourth of July, the biggest fireworks show will be on your television set, when FOX Deportes presents a special marathon of Golden Boy Classics featuring the combatants in the biggest fight of 2013…Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez who square off in “THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO” on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, live on SHOWTIME PPV®.
At 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT, FOX Deportes will rebroadcast the final episode of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Guerrero and the action will continue throughout the evening with five hard-hitting matchups featuring Mayweather and Canelo.
Then at 5:30 p.m. ET it’s a trip back to May of 2010, when Alvarez passed his first major test in stopping longtime contender Jose Miguel Cotto to finish their heated nine-round fight.
Next up at 6:30 p.m. ET, fans will watch as Mayweather defeated top pound-for-pound champion Juan Manuel Marquez in their September 2009 showdown.
Following that at 7:30 p.m. ET, it’s a super welterweight world championship bout from June of 2011 when Alvarez returned home to fight in his native Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and thrilled his fans with a 12th round finish of England’s Ryan Rhodes.
Next up will be a doubleheader of classics never before aired on the series, with Mayweather’s defeat of Oscar De La Hoya in their May 2007 battle airing at 8:30 p.m. ET and Alvarez’s May 2012 clash against future Hall of Famer Sugar Shane Mosley showing at 9:30 p.m. ET.
PROFESSIONAL BOXING RETURNS TO HOLLYWOOD PARK CASINO
Inglewood, California – It”s been nearly 5 years since Art of Boxing Promotions and Bash Boxing presented their first show at Hollywood Park Casino in December of 2008. That evening saw two former World Champions, Roman Karmazin and Bronco McKart, square off in a 12 round main event while future ESPN, Showtime, and HBO fighters Ismayl Sillakh, Lateef Kayode, and Willie Nelson rounded out the undercard.
On Saturday, July 13, 2013, Bash Boxing and Art of Boxing return to the Hollywood Park Casino for a show promoted by the country”s premiere boxing promotions company, Top Rank. Similar to the first show at Hollywood Park Casino, the July 13th boxing card will be packed with world-class fighters from all over the world.
World-ranked super featherweight Alejandro “El Alacran” Perez (17-3-1, 11KOs) will headline the Solo Boxeo Tecate boxing show that will be aired on UniMas. In the co-feature, American boxing fans will witness the first fight on U.S. soil for former WBC Feathertweight and Super Featherweight Champion, Japan”s Takahiro Ao (23-3-1, 10KOs).
Perez, born in Jacona, Michoacan, Mexico and raised in Salinas, California, has been a fixture at Freddie Roach”s Wildcard Boxing Club in Hollywood for many years. “El Alacran” is coming off one of his career-best wins, a decision over previously unbeaten Art Hovhannisyan to win the NABO 130-pound title.
Ao, one of Japan”s most decorated boxers, won the WBC Featherweight World Title against Mexican Great Oscar Larios in 2009. The following year, the southpaw from Tokyo stepped up in weight and captured the WBC Super Featherweight title. Ao defended his green belt three times until losing a close decision Mexico”s Gamaliel Diaz in October of last year.
Rounding out the internationally diverse fight card will be a trio of knockout artists. Cuban cruiserweight Yunier Dorticos (14-0, 14KOs) will look to extend his knockout streak to 15 in his first 15 professional fights. Levan Ghvamichava (10-0 8KOs), from the Republic of Georgia, will look to add to his 80% knockout rate. And Ukrainian cruiserweight Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (3-0, 3KOs) will try to continue his streak of early finishes to start his career.
Local prospects Saul Rodriguez (9-0-1, 6KOs), Zachary Wohlman (4-1-1, 1 KO), Erik Ruiz (8-0, 3KOs), and David Clark (6-2, 4KOs) will also appear on the card.
Ticket prices are $25 for general admission, $40 for reserved rows 4 to 6, $75 VIP Ringside rows 2 and 3, and $100 for Front Row. A limited number of VIP table seats with bottle service are also available.
For tickets and information, contact 626-388-8888. Fight fans can also purchase tickets at www.hollywoodfightnight.com
First bell is scheduled for 6 pm PST.
The televised bouts will begin 8 pm.
‘The Big Fight 2′ Press Conference Held at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago
A press conference was held at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, home of the Chicago White Sox, to discuss “The Big Fight 2″, taking place on Friday, August 16, 2013.
“The Promoters” and many of the principle fighters were on hand to discuss the history-making ESPN Friday Night Fights-televised night of world-class boxing, headlined by the highly anticipated return of Chicago’s Polish Prince, IBO Light Heavyweight World Champion Andrzej Fonfara, battling former world champion Gabriel “EL Chico Guapo” Campillo of Madrid, Spain in a scheduled twelve rounder.
Also featured will be the “Can’t Miss” heavyweight rematch of Artur ‘The Pin” Szpilka of Wieliczka, Poland and Chicago’s “Merciless” Mike Mollo, scheduled for ten rounds.
Anticipation continues to build for this incredible event, the first of its kind in the Windy City in decades and the large contingent of media on hand were a strong indication of its impending impact on Chicago boxing.
Both bouts will be telecast LIVE on the season-ending episode of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. “The Big Fight 2″ is presented by “The Promoters”: Round 3 Productions, 8 Count Productions and Warriors Boxing.
Starting at $32, tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased through the U.S. Cellular Field Box Office and through 8 Count Productions, (312) 226-5800.
Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. CT; first bell 7:00 p.m. CT, LIVE TV fights starting at 8:00 p.m. CT.