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Closed Circuit Tickets On Sale Today For Mayweather vs. Mosley At Seven Las Vegas Casinos

LAS VEGAS (April 21) - Seven of the MGM MIRAGE properties on The Strip will host closed circuit viewing of the upcoming mega-fight between Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Sugar Shane Mosley. The resorts include MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Bellagio, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, Luxor and Circus Circus. The bout is set to take place on Saturday, May 1 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and will be produced and distributed live by HBO-Pay-Per-View® beginning at 6 p.m. PST/9 p.m. EST..

Tickets for the closed circuit telecasts at all venues are priced at $50, not including applicable service charges and handling fees, and go on sale today, Wednesday, April 21 at 10 a.m. PST. All seats will be general admission and will be available at each individual property's box office outlets and at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith's Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, or visit www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket sales are limited to 20 per person.

Mayweather vs. Mosley: Who R U Picking?, a 12-round welterweight battle, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions, and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, AT&T, DeWALT Tools and StubHub. Three other bouts will appear as part of the pay-per-view broadcast.


Floyd Mayweather: NBA Playoff Analysis - Who Is Mayweather Picking?

Who R U Picking? That is the question on everyone's minds when it comes to the match-up between Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Sugar Shane Mosley which is set to take place May 1 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas and live on HBO Pay-Per-View®. While this mega-fight is fast approaching, the avid sports enthusiast Mayweather is still keeping a close eye on the NBA Playoffs set to kick off this Saturday. The king of the ring took time to share his thoughts on Kobe, King James and second year sensation Kevin Durant.

"I don't want to pick a winner right now, but all I know is the West is really tough," said Mayweather. "As far as players go I feel that Kobe deserves to be called the best and is the number one player in the NBA because he has the championships and showed he can win without Shaq."

"Next I would have to say Kevin Durant is amazing as he is so consistent and got his team to the Playoffs in only his second year. Lebron is great too. He has tremendous commercials and is so tough. It is going to be a tight Playoff run for any team and I just wish all the athletes the best. At that level, they are all great athletes."

While Mayweather would not give away his picks, he added:

"I don't bet on boxing or myself but I do bet on basketball and football. It's going to be a tough Playoff series and I am looking forward to making some money on it too."

About Mayweather vs. Mosley: Who R U Picking?

Boxing superstar and six-time World Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather and welterweight mega-star, five-time World Champion and current WBA Welterweight World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley, are set to meet on Saturday, May 1 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a spectacular bout which will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Tickets, priced at $1,250, $1,000, $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.

HBO®'s fast-moving reality series "24/7 Mayweather/Mosley" returns with an all new episode on Saturday, April 17 at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT. The four-episode series chronicles the preparations and back stories of both fighters as they train for their May 1 pay-per-view showdown. Episode one is available on HBO ON DEMAND®.

The Mayweather vs. Mosley pay-per-view telecast, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, has a suggested retail price of $54.95, will be produced and distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and will be available to more than 71 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View®, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. For Mayweather vs. Mosley fight week updates, log on to www.hbo.com.

Article posted on 20.04.2010



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