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Mayweather/Marquez Officials Named

LOS ANGELES, August 19 - The Nevada State Athletic Commission announced today the names of the referee and judges who will officiate the Floyd "Money" Mayweather vs. Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez super fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Saturday, Sept. 19. The referee assigned to the 12-round bout is Tony Weeks from Nevada and judging the bout will be Burt Clements from Nevada, Dave Moretti from Nevada and William Lerch from Illinois..

Mayweather vs. Marquez: "Number One/Numero Uno," is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions in association with Marquez Boxing Promotions and is sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, Quaker State, AT&T, Dewalt Tools, Affliction Clothing and Southwest Airlines. The explosive evening of boxing will take place Saturday, Sept. 19 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. and live on HBO Pay-Per-View.

Tickets priced at $1,000, $750, $600, $300 and $150, not including applicable service charges, are on sale now and limited to 10 per person and ticket sales at $150 are limited to two (2) per person with a total ticket limit of 10 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets previously purchased for the July 18 date will be honored.


Tecate Gets Fans Ready for 9/19 Mayweather/Marquez Event

Tecate, cerveza con carácter, will launch an integrated campaign to generate excitement among boxing fans surrounding the “Number One/Número Uno” face-off between Floyd “Money” Mayweather (39-0, 25 KOs) and Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez (50-4-1, 37 KOs), which HBO Pay-Per-View will televise live on September 19, 2009, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. As part of its commitment to its adult consumers and the sport of boxing, Tecate’s campaign includes: In order to make the fight accessible to fans around the country, Tecate will offer its popular up to $25 mail-in rebate discount for the HBO Pay-Per-View event with the purchase of a 12-pack or larger of Tecate or Tecate Light. Offer is valid Aug. 7- Sept. 19, 2009 in states where legal.

Leading up to the fight, Tecate will invite fans to a meet-and-greet with their favorite Golden Boy Promotions fighters, where they will sign autographs and take photos at the “Tecate Mobile Boxing Ring” in San Diego, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Participants in these grassroots events include stars like Victor Ortiz, Fernando Vargas and Vicente Escobedo.

The weekend of the fight, Tecate will continue to do its part to enhance fans’ experience onsite by giving legal drinking age consumers the opportunity to win tickets, seat upgrades and witness the fight next to some of today’s hottest celebrities. Consumers 21 and older also will be able to partake in special promotions and interactive games hosted by the Chicas Tecate at various restaurants and bars inside the MGM Grand.

Beginning August 17, boxing aficionados in the West coast will be able to purchase a commemorative Tecate 24 oz can featuring images of Floyd Mayweather and Juan Manuel Marquez, as well as details about the bout.

The brand also will offer consumers in the West coast over the age of 21 the opportunity to save up to $30 in snacks and party supplies, with the purchase of $100 worth of groceries and one 12-pack or larger of Tecate or Tecate Light at participating stores.

Article posted on 20.08.2009



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