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April 28, 2015

 PACQUIAO ARRIVES IN LAS VEGAS

 


Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

 

Superstar Manny Pacquiao relaxes in his suite surrounded by family and friends after arriving in Las Vegas Monday night. Pacquiao is in town for his upcoming 12-round welterweight world championship unification mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather.
Promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc. , this pay-per-view telecast will be co-produced and co-distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and SHOWTIME PPV® Saturday, May 2 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
 

April 27, 2015

MEET PACQUIAO TUESDAY

 

MANNY “PACMAN” PACQUIAO
LAS VEGAS FAN RALLY

Tomorrow! Tuesday, April 28 at 11 A.M. PT

Mandalay Bay’s South Convention Center – Bayside C

 

Fighter of the Decade, eight-division world champion and boxing superhero Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO (57-5-2, 38 KOs) will host a free fan rally celebrating the kickoff of Fight Week for his May 2 welterweight world championship unification battle against undefeated FLOYD “Money” MAYWEATHER JR. (47-0, 26 KOs), Tomorrow! Tuesday, April 28, at Mandalay Bay in Bayside C, located on the first floor of the South Convention Center, beginning at 11:00 a.m. PT. Doors will open at 10:00 a.m.
Joining Pacquiao will be seven-time Trainer of the Year, World-Famous Freddie Roach, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, advisor Michael Koncz, assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez and Pacman, Pacquiao’s beloved Jack Russell Terrier and team mascot.

 

CANELO-KIRKLAND QUOTES

 

 

CANELO ALVAREZ AND JAMES KIRKLAND MEDIA

CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT

 

Oscar De La Hoya

Thank you very much to all the press. We are excited to be on this conference call. We are just a little less then 2 weeks away from Canelo-Kirkland which will be a 12-round super welterweight showdown.  It would be and it should be an explosive night, one to remember, live from Minute Maid Park in Houston.  Tickets are going extremely well.  Tickets are still available, so I urge you to get your tickets fast as we expect a sellout crowd.

 

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OTHER EVENTS

 

 

Even though the MGM Grand Garden Arena and all seats at Las Vegas closed circuit locations are sold out for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, there are still some fight week events open to the public.

Fighter Grand Arrivals: FREE
Date: Tuesday, April 28th
Time: Doors open at 12:30PM
Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Note: Pacquiao will not participate

Undercard Fighter Workouts: FREE
Date: Wednesday, April 29th
Time: 3PM
Location: Lobby of MGM Grand Garden Arena

Final Weigh-in: Tickets are $10
Date: Friday, May 1st
Time: Doors open at 12PM
Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Latest report is that all 12,000 tickets have already been sold. Proceeds go to Susan G. Komen Cancer Fund (Mayweathers Choice) & Lou Ruvo Brain Institute (Pacquiao's choice).

 

BOXING STARS FILL CARD

 

A full lineup of present and future boxing stars is set to entertain the MGM Grand Garden Arena crowd in pay-per-view and non-televised action before the history making welterweight showdown between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao on Saturday, May 2.
The pay-per-view undercard is topped by a pair of fights featuring two of boxing’s most talented and exciting stars as WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (29-0-1, 17 KOs) faces Mexican brawler Jose Cayetano (17-3, 8 KOs) and WBO Featherweight World Champion Vasyl Lomachenko (3-1, 1 KO) takes on Puerto Rican contender Gamalier Rodriguez (25-2-3, 17 KOs).
The pay-per-view telecast will be co-produced and co-distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and SHOWTIME PPV® beginning at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT.

 

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"ITSAKNOCKOUT" RUNS SATURDAY

 

“MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO” PROMOTION ALIGNS WITH “ITSAKNOCKOUT” IN EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP DEAL OF KENTUCKY DERBY THREE YEAR OLD

 

Talk about a winning, knockout daily double! From the main event on horse racing’s biggest day of the year to the main event of boxing’s most anticipated matchup in decades, Saturday May 2, promises to be a fast-paced, hard-hitting and special day for sports fans around the world.
For the Kentucky Derby, the Mayweather-Pacquiao promotion has signed an exclusive sponsorship deal with Starlight Racing’s “Itsaknockout.” Just a few hours after the race for the roses, 11-time world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and eight-division world champion Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao will meet in a welterweight world championship bout that is expected to set new revenue records in virtually every category.

 

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April 26, 2015

KLITSCHKO RETAINS TITLES

 

Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko defeats Bryant Jennings in his return to the U.S.
by Eric Duran

 

IBF/WBA/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 54 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Bryant Jennings (19-1, 10 KOs) Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York.

 

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ALI REMAINS UNDEFEATED

Welterweight Sadam Ali unimpressive in his defeat of Francisco Santana.  The judges once again prove what is really wrong with boxing with lop sided score cards.

by Eric Duran

 

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UNDERCARD RESULTS

 

Undefeated Heavyweight Charles Martin stops Tom Dallas at 2:57 of the 1st round.  A right hook from Martin opened up a cut over the eye of Dallas.  Moments later a crushing right hand from Martin stunned Dallas and the referee stepped in to stop the action.  
Martin improves to 21-0-1, 19 KO's while Dallas drops to 17-5.

*****
K2 promotions fighter and Wladimir Klitschko sparring partner, Lago Kiladze, made easy work of Rayford Johnson. Kiladze was relentless in his attack as he punished his smaller opponent over 4 one sided rounds. A right hand from Kiladze staggers Johnson along the ropes as the referee steps in and calls a halt to the action at 2:59 of round 4.
Kiladze improves to 23-1, 16 KO`s while Johnson drops to 11-18.
*****
Chicago`s Kenneth Simms Jr won a 6 round unanimous decision over Luis Rodriguez, scores were 60-54 x2 and 59-55. Simms has been a main sparring partner for Manny Pacquiao leading into his bout with Floyd Mayweather.
With the victory Simms improves to 6-0 while Rodriguez drops to 3-3.

 

RAGING BABE TO HONOR CORRALES-LEWIS

 

    
 

 

Raging Babe Soiree benefiting the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame on April 29 in Las Vegas

 

The Raging Babe Soiree: Reaching New Heights presented by RAGING BABE will take place on April 29, 2015, just three days before the fight of the century, Mayweather vs Pacquiao. Over 100 of boxing's most prestigious and influential women have been invited to attend this exclusive event. The Raging Babe Soiree will be held at Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar, located in The Linq Promenade in Las Vegas. After dinner, the women of boxing will take in the best views of Las Vegas aboard the world's tallest observation wheel, the High Roller which features 28 spherical passenger cabins which can accommodate up to 40 passengers each, and is illuminated with dynamic multicolored LED lights nightly. Concluding the night with custom cupcakes from Sprinkles Cupcakes.
"I'm amazed at how far this event has come," said Michelle Rosado, CEO of Raging Babe. "There were only about 30 invitees at our first event in 2013 and now, two years later, we have over 100 invitees and this is our 'night out' to celebrate our accomplishments. Each event we strive to continue developing a strong network and camaraderie amongst these amazing women in professional boxing. It is something that cannot be duplicated."
The event's honoree is Michelle Corrales-Lewis, COO of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame and widow of champion boxer, Diego "Chico" Corrales.

Hosting will be Jackie Kallen, "The First Lady of Boxing" and Boxing Insider correspondent. "I am thrilled to once again be joining forces with Michelle Rosado to host the premier female boxing event of the fight weekend. It's a pleasure to do something to benefit the NVBHOF and give the women in a boxing an event of their own," stated Kallen.
In addition to honoring Michelle Corrales-Lewis, Raging Babe will donate a percentage of all financial contributions from event sponsors to the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame organization. The NVBHOF is a nonprofit organization that prides itself in honoring the sport of boxing and celebrating to accomplishments of those within it. NVBHOF also supports several community programs, amateur boxing clubs, collegiate boxing programs and several boxing related causes. To learn more, please visit www.nvbhof.com.
Sponsoring this wonderful event is the World Boxing Council
(www.wbcboxing.com), Champs Boxing & Fitness Club
(www.champsboxingclub.org), 3-Point Tequila, DJ Nina9
(www.nina9.com), Sprinkles Cupcakes (www.sprinkles.com), Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar (www.chayolv.com), and Ramblin Ralph.

 

DON'T FORGET MEET & GREET MAY 1ST

 

 

Caesars Palace became renowned around the world as the “Home of Champions” because of the quality of fight cards it hosted over the years.


Many of those champions will return to Las Vegas to the site of their greatest glories to be honored, as Caesars Palace will host the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s third annual induction dinner/ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 8. The silent auction begins at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner ceremony starts at 7:00.


The NVBHOF will kick off its partnership with Caesars Palace pool-side from 7:00 -11:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1 with its annual party, “A Night With Boxing’s Legends.” This popular event, a celebration of boxing, will come the night before the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight and will bring the boxing community together, including many inductees and boxing champions.


Tickets for both events go on sale This Wednesday! April 8, at Noon, PT on the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame website: www.nvbhof.com. Tickets for the induction dinner will be $300, $175 and $75. Tickets for the May 1 event, “A Night with Boxing’s Legends,” are $50 in advance and $75 at the door.
 

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