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Public Invited to Monday's Hopkins Calzaghe Hollywood Style Grand Arrivals

LAS VEGAS, NEV (April 12, 2008) – Legendary world champion superstars BERNARD HOPKINS and JOE CALZAGHE will make Hollywood style grand arrivals at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino This Monday! April 14, to kickoff fight week for their world title rumble. In true Hollywood fashion, Calzaghe and Hopkins will commemorate boxing’s world premiere event with Planet Hollywood by placing their fists in wet clay, a la the tradition started 81 years ago at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, immortalizing two of this era's brightest stars of the squared ring..

Open to the public, grand arrivals will take place in the center of the main casino floor, near the Heart Bar. Calzaghe will arrive first, at 11 a.m. PT, followed by Hopkins. Both fighters and their trainers will be available for interviews. (NOTE: Media should report to the Heart Bar.)

Hopkins vs. Calzaghe “Battle of the Planet,” is presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Frank Warren’s Sports Network and the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The 12-round light heavyweight championship fight between The Ring magazine champions for Hopkins' title, will air live from the Planet Hollywood Ring at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on HBO’s World Championship Boxing, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET / 6:45 p.m. PT.

Remaining tickets, priced at $1500, $1200, $750, $450, $350 and $250, may be purchased by calling 866-USFIGHT or online at www.planethollywood.com.

Article posted on 13.04.2008



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