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Magallanes - Olmeda Headlines "CMX Boxeo de Campeones"

10.20.04 – Now into its fourth full month of production, “CMX Boxeo de Campeones”-- presented by CMXsports and promoted by Guilty Boxing -- returns This Friday October 22, LIVE from Las Pulgas Club in Tijuana, Mexico. Mexico's top-two-rated middleweight contenders GUSTAVO "CUBANITO" MAGALLANES and RICARDO OLMEDA make their "CMX Boxeo de Campeones" main event debut when they goes mano-a-mano for the vacant Mexican middleweight championship. Combined, their records are an impressive 46-5 (38 KOs), -- a winning percentage of 90% with 83% of their victories coming by knockout.

Boxing fans from around the world can catch all the action via a live internet stream, and access the replay, at www.cmxsports.com for a monthly subscription fee of just $4.95. The series airs every Friday night, beginning at 11 P.M. ET / 8 P.M. PT. Subscribers will also be able to access archived fight footage and get behind-the-scenes interviews, previews and articles. The broadcasts will be available in English and Spanish. Newly elected World Boxing Hall of Fame induct, "The Colonel" Bob Sheridan, a veteran of more than 750 world title broadcasts, and former NFL All-Pro kicker and veteran sports announcer Benny Ricardo, will be handling the English broadcast's -- "CMX Champions of Boxing" -- blow-by-blow and color commentary, respectively. The Spanish language feed of the broadcast will feature former five-time world champion Manuel Medina providing the color commentary. Boxing historian Bert Randolph Sugar, former editor of The Ring and Boxing Illustrated, and the author of more than 50 books, has signed on as CMXsports Senior Boxing Analyst At-Large, providing weekly columns to the CMXsports website and commentary to the broadcasts. A new Sugar column, "Sugar 'N Spice," runs on CMXsports.com every Friday.

"CMX Champions of Boxing" is also televised on BEN Television, a free to air channel that covers all-over the Great Britain and Ireland markets and reaches more than seven million homes on the BSKYB platform on channel 184 Electronic Programme Guide in the UK alone. BEN Television also reaches out to Western Europe and North Africa collectively reaching more than 30 million satellite accessible digital homes.

"All of Tijuana will rejoice when one of their own claims the vacant Mexican title," exclaimed Magallanes, Mexico's No. 1-rated middleweight contender. "I never lose and Olmeda will find out why this Friday night!"

Olmeda, the No. 2-rated Mexican middleweight contender, responded, "I have seen Magallanes' record and believe me, he has NEVER fought any as tough as me. It will be a joyous night for me, not for Magallanes and his fans. Once the bell rings, he will be all alone in the ring with me and THAT is not a safe place for him!"

The eight-bout action-packed undercard will feature two undefeated Tijuana contenders in separate bouts -- welterweight Alejandro Juarez, 10-0 (6 KOs), and flyweight Omar Salado, 7-0-1 (2 KOs).

Article posted on 20.10.2004



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