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GBP Announce New Boxing Series

Oscar de la Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions and AEG announced today the launch of "Fight Night Club", a monthly boxing series at the new Club Nokia at LA LIVE across the street from STAPLES Center in downtown Los Angeles. "Fight Night Club" will feature some of Golden Boy's best up and coming professional boxing prospects in an upscale and intimate Club setting. The monthly series will kick off on June 11th and will be televised nationally on VERSUS at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT and streamed live (and archived) on RingTV.com and Yahoo! Boxing.. In addition to the fights, fans will also get a chance to hear great music and enjoy the atmosphere and ambiance of one of LA's newest premier night club destinations.

"This is a series we've wanted to do for a long time and with AEG, Club Nokia, VERSUS and RingTV.com, we finally have the partners to do it right," said Oscar de la Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. "'Fight Night Club' will focus on the future stars of this game and will show everyone just how champions are made. Some of the best fights I've ever seen have taken place at small club shows and now we have the opportunity to bring those fights to the world."

"Boxing fans and sports fans alike will be energized by the unique and intimate atmosphere we are creating for 'Fight Night Club' in Club Nokia," said Dan Beckerman, Chief Operating Officer, AEG. "We appreciate the opportunity to once again work with our partners at Golden Boy Promotions to showcase their up-and-coming stars in this groundbreaking format."

"VERSUS is always looking for different ways to present live sporting events to our viewers," said Marc Fein, Executive Vice President of Programming, Production and Business Operations for VERSUS. "This partnership with Golden Boy, AEG and Club Nokia is the perfect opportunity to showcase great fighters in a non-traditional way."

"Fight Night Club" will present boxing in a night club atmosphere, with a DJ, music and a VIP room, as well as a unique setup where the ring is on Club Nokia's stage with a standing room area for fans in front of the ring, as well as reserved seating in the balcony. The best part for fans is that ticket prices range from just $28 for general admission to $65 for Mezzanine VIP seating. Ticket packages are also available for the entire four-show series, priced at $225 for Mezzanine VIP seating and $180 for Lower Mezzanine seating.

"Fight Night Club" is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and AEG and is sponsored by Quaker State and Vitamin Water. The series debuts on Thursday, June 11th and will return to Club Nokia on July 30th, August 27th and September 24th.

Tickets for the June 11th event, priced at $65 (Mezzanine VIP), $50 (Lower Mezzanine), $40 (Upper Mezzanine) and $28 (General Admission: Floor Standing Room), are on sale now and may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 online at www.ticketmaster.com or thru any Ticketmaster outlet or the STAPLES Center box office. Group tickets at a discounted rate are also available by calling 1-877-AEG TICKETS (1-877-234-8425). Individual event ticket information for the July 30th, August 27th and September 24th, shows will be announced soon.

Doors open at 5:00pm PT and the first bell rings at 5:30pm PT. The live VERSUS telecast and RingTV.com stream begin at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT.

Bouts for the inaugural "Fight Night Club" event will be announced shortly. For more information, please visit www.goldenboypromotions.com.

Article posted on 09.05.2009



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