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News: Robert Guerrero; Sergio Mora; Leo Nolan

For years, it was one of the most beloved series for true fight fans and Golden Boy Promotions is pleased to announce that the "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" boxing series will make its much-anticipated return on Friday, April 30 from Tropicana Las Vegas. In the premiere show, which will be televised live on TeleFutura, former three-time and two-division World Champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero makes his return to the ring to face Roberto Arrieta in a ten round junior lightweight bout. "After many months of hard work, we're proud to say that the "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" boxing series is back on TeleFutura," said Oscar de la Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. "We can't wait to deliver the high-quality action that the series is known for and it all begins on April 30 at Tropicana Las Vegas, a venue with which we look forward to forging a new relationship.."

"We're changing everything at Tropicana Las Vegas and, in doing so, we are venturing into new entertainment offerings for our hotel guests, Las Vegas visitors and residents," said Tom McCartney, President of Tropicana Las Vegas. "We are proud to partner with Golden Boy Promotions for this fight. They provide an unmatched line-up of top ranked boxers from around the world. This broad demographic appeal fits perfectly with the new Tropicana experience, where fun, excitement and energy are at play."

It will be Guerrero's first bout since his world championship win over Malcolm Klassen in August of 2009. In early 2010, Guerrero vacated his IBF Junior Lightweight World title in order to care for his wife Casey, who is battling Leukemia. With Casey taking positive steps on the road to recovery, Guerrero will now begin his road back to the top of the boxing mountain.

Guerrero vs. Arrieta is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. Doors open at 7:00pm, the first bell rings at 7:30pm and the TeleFutura broadcast begins at 8:30pm PT/11:30pm ET.

Tickets, priced at $100, $50, and $35, are on sale now at the Tropicana Box Office, and by calling 702.739.3507. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.troplv.com.

A three-time World Champion in two weight divisions, Gilroy, California's Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (25-1-1, 17 KO's) is also one of boxing's brightest young stars. An exciting warrior with fight-ending power in his fists, the 27-year-old southpaw is unbeaten since 2006 and eager to pick up where he left off in 2009 by taking out Arrieta and earning another world title shot.

One of Argentina's toughest fighters, Santa Rosa's Roberto David Arrieta (34-15-4, 15 KO's) is a machine in the ring who will test the spirit of anyone brave enough to face him. A former South American and WBC Mundo Hispano champion, the 34 year-old has won four of his last five bouts and is looking to upset Guerrero's plans to win another world title.

A hard-hitting slate of undercard bouts will be announced at a later date.

For more information, please visit www.univision.net, www.goldenboypromotions.com, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GoldenBoyBoxing.


TECATE ANNOUNCES SERGIO MORA AS THE FIRST WINNER OF THE CON CARACTER AWARD

LAS VEGAS, N.V. (April 3, 2010) – Tecate announces Sergio Mora as the first winner of the Con Caracter award, the brand’s newest initiative, which gives adult consumers an opportunity to recognize the undercard fighter who demonstrated the most carácter, perseverance and boldness during their bout.

The award program, which launched during the HBO Pay-Per-View broadcast of Hopkins vs. Jones undercard fights, invited consumers at home 21 and older to vote via text message for the fighter who best personified character in the ring. In this case, Sergio Mora won the title with 42.8 percent of the votes, proving to be the crowd’s favorite boxer con caracter. Tecate will make a donation in his name to a charity of his choice.

Tecate is a bold brand that recognizes the masculinity, strength and tenacity of its consumers making the alignment with boxing a natural fit. After three years of sponsoring marquee boxing fights and weekly programs, the brand has laid out the groundwork to become the leading beer sponsor in the sport and will continue to build upon that throughout the year.

The Con Caracter Award will continue as a Tecate initiative for all major upcoming fights throughout 2010. For more information please call Isabel Quinteros or Cecilia Mena at 212.219.0321 or email Quinteros@formulatin.com / Mena@formulatin.com


LEO NOLAN STEPS BACK INTO THE RING

Heavyweight contender Leo Nolan, 27-2 (10), steps back into the ring on April 24th. Nolan will be taking on heavyweight prospect "Big Fred" Kassi, 15-1 (8) at the Hollywood Casino in St. Louis Missouri. This bout marks the return of major heavyweight fights to the Hollywood Casino.

For Nolan, it is the first fight back since being stopped in the third round by Alexander Povetkin in December and his second since he was the victim of an attempted car jacking in which he was shot in the neck last June. The shooting left his left arm weakened and his left hand numb. Nolan said he was very tentative going into the Povetkin fight, but has gone through extensive rehabilitation of his injuries and feels a lot better than he did in December. Nolan says he is feeling great and wants the boxing world to know "I am still here and I am coming for the title!"

Since his last fight, Nolan has been over in Germany, staying in top shape by sparring with up and coming heavyweight prospect Robert Helenius. Nolan is not one to overlook opponents, but stated that he would love a bout against Helenius after the Kassi fight. Nolan wants to wish his upcoming opponent luck but also wants to warn him. "Kassi's promoter said in an article that this fight will open up doors for him. Well let me tell you, when he opens up this door, there will be an ass whooping behind it!"

Tickets are $20, $50 and $100. For more information call 1-800-229-2683.

Article posted on 03.04.2010



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