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News: Judah vs Santa Cruz Tickets; Robert Guerrero Documentary; Jhonson vs Ramos; More

Tickets for the July 16th ‘Brick City Boxing Series’ fight between Zab “Super” Judah, Brooklyn, NY (38-6, 26 KO’s) and Jose Armando Santa Cruz, Michoacán, Mexico (28-4, 17 KO’s) go on sale this Friday, June 4th. Several local favorites will be featured on the card. The fight will take place at Prudential Center, Newark, NJ. Doors open 7:00pm. Promoted by Main Events and Super Judah Promotions. Tickets priced at $53, $78, $103 and $203 (ringside) can be purchased at Prudential Center Box Office, by calling TicketMaster at 800-745-3000 or www.Prucenter.com..


ROBERT "THE GHOST" GUERRERO DOCUMENTARY

June 3, San Francisco - From the first time he put on a pair of boxing gloves at age 9, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero always dreamed of becoming a world champion. Guerrero fulfilled that dream (and more) by becoming a three-time world champion in two weight divisions, but the road to the top wasn't so smooth. Contract disputes, fighting opponents who tested positive for steroids and traveling overseas to do battle with champions in their own country were some of the difficult challenges Guerrero had to endure. Yet these obstacles were nothing compared to his wife's ongoing fight with cancer. In November of 2007, Guerrero's world was shattered when he got news that his wife Casey was diagnosed with Leukemia.



Guerrero, a true warrior, would continue fighting at the highest level, winning two world titles during this difficult time. In January of 2010, Casey needed a bone marrow transplant in order to help her overcome the disease. That March, Guerrero turned down a shot at a world title (and his biggest payday) to be by his wife's side, a decision that inspired everyone who heard his story. Miraculously, Leukemia cells are now absent from Casey's body after receiving bone marrow from a donor in Europe.

Robert's struggles and triumphs are chronicled in Andrew Johnston's upcoming documentary, "The Ghost." Take an inside look at Robert's journey to become the best fighter, husband and father. Team Guerrero invites everyone to take a look at "The Ghost" Guerrero documentary trailer, a visually engaging and heartfelt film that will be shown at festivals nationwide.


Friday Night Fight: YUDEL JHONSON VS JULIANO RAMOS, 6/4 Miami, FL

Cerveza Tecate invites fans 21 and older in Miami, Florida to be part of this fight during the live taping of ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” on Friday, June 6. The event will be broadcast live on ESPNDeportes and ESPN2 as part of the cerveza con carácter’s support of the sport.

The main fight of the night will be between Cuban Yudel Jhonson 6 (KO 4) + lost 0 (KO 0) vs. Brazilian Juliano Ramos 16 (KO 13) + lost 3 (KO 2), in 10 rounds of light middleweight action.

The live broadcast on ESPNDeportes, ESPN2 and ESPN360.com starts at 10:00p.m. EDT

Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition
10901 Coral Way (SW 24 Street)
Miami, FL 33165 Phone: (305) 223-7060

Tickets are on sale now through Ticket Caliente by calling to (305) 731-1815 or by going to the Website: www.ticketcaliente.com

For the second consecutive season, Tecate, cerveza con carácter, is the leading sponsor of ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights”. Broadcast live on ESPN2, ESPNDeportes and ESPN360.com every Friday from a different city, the program presents some of the sport’s rising stars and brings the passion of the sport straight to adult fans.

For additional information on Cerveza Tecate’s commitment to boxing or to talk with Tecate’s executives about “Friday Night Fights” please contact Cecilia Mena at (212) 219-0321.


Everlast Launches Global Philanthropic Social Movement

New York, NY – June 2, 2010 – Everlast, the global leader in fight sports and fitness announced today the launch of its philanthropic social movement campaign “What Do You Fight For?”.

“Every person in the world has a fight in life, regardless of how small or large, that drives them to be better, to do better,” said Everlast President Adam Geisler. “We want to empower those individuals to share their stories, challenge themselves, and motivate them to achieve their fight.”

For each contest entry received, Everlast is donating $1 to the Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation. Founded by world renown boxing trainer Teddy Atlas, the Dr. Atlas foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of those in need in our communities.

“Our long standing relationship with the Dr. Atlas foundation was the inspiration for “What Do You Fight For?”, explains Matt Cowan, VP of Marketing and Product for Everlast. “As the leader in fight sports, it’s our duty to support those who fight to inspire and improve the lives of others. This is what the Atlas Foundation stands for and we want to spread that message worldwide.”

“What Do You Fight For?” is a social movement that will drive global awareness through digital and print advertising, event marketing, and social media designed to encourage consumers to share their fight through a dedicated Everlast Facebook campaign. By sharing a few words, photo or video describing the motivations that drive their fight in life, individuals can inspire others to do the same.

Submissions are voted on by the public, with one (1) grand prize winner receiving $5,000 to help contribute to their fight, a VIP trip to Las Vegas for a World Championship fight, and a trip to the Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation dinner in Staten Island on November 18th at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Countless athletes and celebrities, along with key Everlast endorsers Randy Couture, Andre Berto, Gray Maynard, Miguel Cotto, and Teddy Atlas, have joined the fight and shared their personal motivations. Be sure to visit the Everlast “I Fight For Contest” page on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/Everlast, to share your story, vote, comment and support the Dr. Atlas Foundation.

Everyone fights for something…What Do You Fight For?

About Everlast Worldwide Inc.

The preeminent fight sports brand since 1910, Everlast is a global leader in the design, manufacturing, licensing and marketing of authentic boxing, mixed martial arts and fitness related sporting goods equipment, apparel, footwear, and accessories. From heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey and middleweight legend Sugar Ray Robinson to the undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor and MMA legend Randy Couture, Everlast is the brand of choice for generations of world champion professional athletes. Built on a brand heritage of authenticity and individuality, Everlast is a necessary part of the lives of countless athletes and fitness enthusiasts, who train, compete and live an active lifestyle. Based in Manhattan, Everlast’s products are sold across more than 75 countries and 6 continents. Everlast is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brands Holdings Limited, a global company and manager of worldwide sporting goods and apparel brands. For more information, visit www.everlast.com.

Article posted on 03.06.2010



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