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Abbie Hoffman is Ready to Rock the House at MSG for the Cotto-Mosley fight

NEW YORK, NY (November 7, 2007) -- In looking to create a more "radical" atmosphere of music and sound for Saturday's Miguel Cotto-Shane Mosley world championship boxing pay-per-view event at Madison Square Garden, Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank have world-famous DJ JUSTIN HOFFMAN returning to The Garden..

Hoffman, nephew of radical activist and Chicago Seven alumnus Abbie Hoffman, was at "Spin Control" at the soldout June 9 show, at The Garden, where Cotto knocked out Zab Judah to successfully defend hit welterweight crown. A native of the Boston area, Hoffman is the DJ at Tryst at Wynn Las Vegas, where he spins the Las Vegas night life until dawn.

"In the clubs, I'm the heart of the party but for Saturday night's fight, I'm only there to enhance the atmosphere," said Hoffman. "The fights are what the people come to see, but in between bouts I'm going to entertain the crowd and maintain the energy. I am treating this like the biggest party in sports."

As soon as Hoffman finishes his gig at Tryst at 4:45 AM on Saturday morning, he will catch a 6:45 AM flight to New York. A special elevated platform perch has been constructed for him so that he can oversee the Madison Square Garden crowd as spins his music.

In addition to DJ Hoffman, Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank have installed additional lights throughout the arena to work in conjunction with Hoffman's music.

Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank, in association with Madison Square Garden, and sponsored by Rums of Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico Tourism, Paramount Pictures new film Beowulf, Tecate Beer and Southwest Airlines. “Fast & Furious!” takes place Saturday, November 10, at the “Mecca of Boxing” Madison Square Garden.

The Cotto vs. Mosley pay-per-view telecast, beginning at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT, will be produced and distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View and will be available to more than 61 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. For your Cotto vs. Mosley fight week updates, log on to www.hbo.com.

Article posted on 07.11.2007



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