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Photos: De La Hoya, Pacquiao In New York

de la hoya vs pac02.10.08 - Photos by Will Hart - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions -Six Division and Ten-Time World Champion Oscar de la Hoya (left) and Ring Magazine Number One Ranked Pound-For-Pound Fighter Manny Pacquiao (right) pose on October 1, 2008 in front of the Statue of Liberty in New York following the Liberty Island press conference to officially announce their December 6, 2008 bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada which will be broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View.

Caption: Six Division and Ten-Time World Champion Oscar de la Hoya (left) and Ring Magazine Number One Ranked Pound-For-Pound Fighter Manny Pacquiao (right) shake hands on Liberty Island (with the New York City skyline in the background) on October 1, 2008 at the press conference to officially announce their bout December 6, 2008 bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada which will be broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View..

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Six Division and Ten-Time World Champion Oscar de la Hoya (center) addresses the media on October 1, 2008 beneath the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York at the press conference to officially announce his bout December 6, 2008 bout against Ring Magazine Number One Ranked Pound-For-Pound Fighter Manny Pacquiao at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada which will be broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View.

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Six Division and Ten-Time World Champion Oscar de la Hoya (right center) and Ring Magazine Number One Ranked Pound-For-Pound Fighter Manny Pacquiao (left center) arrive via boat at the Statue of Liberty in New York on October 1, 2008 for the press conference to officially announce their December 6, 2008 bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada which will be broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View.

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MGM GRAND TO HOST CLOSED CIRCUIT VIEWING FOR DE LA HOYA VS. PACQUIAO

MGM Grand will host closed circuit viewing in conjunction with the upcoming "Dream Match" between the "Golden Boy" Oscar de la Hoya and Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao. The championship card, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, will be distributed by HBO-Pay-Per-View and the live telecast will begin at 6 p.m. PST.

Tickets for the closed circuit telecast priced at $100 for preferred seating and $60 for general admission, not including handling fees, are now on sale at the MGM Grand ticket office outlets at the Concierge desk and the KĄ Theatre box office. Tickets also will be available by visiting www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 702-474-4000. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. Additional MGM MIRAGE properties will host closed circuit viewing and tickets will go on sale at a later date.

Tickets for the fight sold out in one day and established a live gate of nearly $17 million. This was second only to the De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather fight held in May 2007 which featured a record-breaking $19 million gate.

Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank, Inc., presented by Tequila Cazadores and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, Dewalt Tools, Full Throttle Energy Drink and Southwest Airlines, this fight is an exciting and intriguing 12-round, 147-pound welterweight battle pitting two of the most recognizable and popular talents in the sport in what will surely be the grand finale of the 2008 boxing calendar year.

Article posted on 02.10.2008



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