Sugar Shane Mosley & Sergio Mora To Face Off On Mexico's Bicentennial Independence Day Weekendby laliveinsider on Mon., Aug 02 at 02:12 AM
SAUL \"CANELO\" ALVAREZ & \"VICIOUS\" VICTOR ORTIZ TO APPEAR IN SEPARATE UNDERCARD BOUTS
LOS ANGELES, July 31 - The Mexican Independence Day Bicentennial celebration will be a big boxing weekend as Golden Boy Promotions presents 200: CELEBRATE AND DOMINATE featuring Five-Time and Three-Division World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley against former World Champion Sergio \"The Latin Snake\" Mora in a junior middleweight showdown. Also appearing on the card will be rising Mexican phenom Saul \"Canelo\" Alvarez and top junior welterweight contender \"Vicious\" Victor Ortiz in separate bouts that will make up a great night of fistic action on Saturday, September 18 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles which will be televised live on pay-per-view.
A future Hall of Famer who is undefeated in two bouts at STAPLES Center against Oscar de la Hoya and Antonio Margarito, Sugar Shane Mosley (46-6, 39 KO's) returns to his Southern California backyard for the first fight since his dominating ninth round knockout performance against then Welterweight World Champion Margarito in January of 2009. Across the ring and looking to add a big win to his record against the legendary Mosley will be East LA's own Sergio Mora (22-1-1, 6 KO's), a former Junior Middleweight World Champion who last fought at STAPLES Center in 2005 when he scored a thrilling split decision victory over Peter Manfredo.
Unbeaten in 34 pro bouts, but still only 20-years-old, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico's Saul \"Canelo\" Alvarez (33-0-1, 25 KO's) has broken into the elite level of the welterweight division in 2010 with knockout wins over Brian Camechis, Jose Miguel Cotto and Luciano Cuello. With a rock star-like following already established in Mexico, Alvarez looks to continue making his mark on the American fight scene with another impressive performance on September 18th.
23-year-old southpaw Victor Ortiz (27-2-1, 21 KO's), who followed up his December 2009 knockout win over Antonio Diaz with a February knockout of Hector Alatorre and a dominating May decision victory over former World Champion Nate Campbell, will look to use his September 18th bout as a showcase of his impressive boxing skills that have already garnered him high praise as one of boxing's future superstars.
Tickets for Mosley vs. Mora, priced at $200, $125, $75 and $20, go on sale Tuesday, August 3 at 10:00 a.m. PT and will be available online at ticketmaster.com, via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800)745-3000. Tickets are also available at STAPLES Center box office.
\"200: Celebrate and Dominate\" has a suggested retail price of $44.95 and will be distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-ViewÂ® beginning at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD.
STAPLES Center, back-to-back recipients of the prestigious Pollstar-CIC Arena of the Year award, has clearly established itself as the Sports and Entertainment Center of the World. As the home of four professional sports franchises - the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, the NHL's Los Angeles Kings and the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks - STAPLES Center has proven to be a home court advantage for the local teams. STAPLES Center continues to distinguish itself as the host of major, high-profile events of national and international distinction including the 2004 NBA All-Star Game, the 2002 NHL All-Star Game, the 2000 Democratic National Convention and 2009 World Figure Skating Championships, ten Grammy Award shows as well as the annual X Games competitions and Pac-10 Men's Basketball Championship tournaments. STAPLES Center's ten years have also been marked with performances and special events that brought international stature to Los Angeles' sports & entertainment icon including concerts by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (who played the arena's first-ever public event on October 17, 1999), Prince, U2, Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, Usher, Kanye West, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake, as well as world championship boxing including Lennox Lewis vs. Vitali Klitschko for the World Heavyweight Championship. Hosting over 240 events a year, the arena's reputation for world-class amenities, features and commitment to quality of service and the guest experience is second to none.
For more information on these events, visit goldenboypromotions.com, aegworldwide.com, on Twitter at twitter.com/GoldenBoyBoxing, twitter.com/STAPLESCenterLA, or on Facebook at facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing.
Ramiro Gonzalez/Monica Sears, Golden Boy Promotions: (213) 489-5631
Kelly Swanson/Lisa Milner, Swanson Communications: (202) 783-5500
Michael Roth, AEG: (213) 742-7155
Cara Vanderhook, STAPLES Center: (213) 742-7273
Patrick Byrne, HBO Pay-Per-View: (212) 512-1361
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