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Roberto Duran Press Luncheon

24.04.07 - Roberto Duran of DRL Promotions will meet with the media at 2 pm Sunday at the Grove Isle Hotel in Coconut Grove to discuss his May 2 boxing promotion at the Mahi Temple. Duran, with longtime partner Luis DeCubas of DRL Promotions, along with Marcos Socorro’s Florida Boxing Promotions, features former jr. middleweight champion Luis Ramon “Yory Boy” Campas meeting Miami’s Eromosele Albert in the 10-round main event, with the co-featuring tabbing heavyweights Fres Oquendo of Puerto Rico and Damien Norris of Cuba fighting for the WBC Latin Heavyweight Title..

“I am very happy to bring this show to Miami, my home away from home,”says Duran, who lives in Panama City, but often spent time in Miami training for his U.S. fights. “I fought in the Mahi Temple in 1996 and it’s a great place for boxing. I plan on bringing the best Latin talent to Miami and this show will be a great start,” says Duran.

Duran will not only be celebrating a homecoming in returning to Miami, but he will also be feted for his induction this June into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Duran, retired for five years, was a unanimous first-vote inductee to 2007’s Hall of Fame class.

Tickets for the May 2 event can be purchased by calling 305-269-2004. Tickets are $27 general admission and $53 reserved. There are a limited number of VIP ringside tables of 8 available, which include dinner. The Mahi Temple is located at 1480 NW North River Drive in Miami.

Article posted on 24.04.2007



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