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Exciting Calendar of Events Scheduled for "200: Celebrate and Dominate" Mosley vs. Mora

boxing The lazy, hazy days of summer are coming to a close, but Los Angeles is staying hot as “200: CELEBRATE AND DOMINATE” Mosley vs. Mora quickly approaches. With about two weeks to go before the September 18 fight takes place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif., numerous events are scheduled including a fight week unlike any other seen before. The event will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

There will be a calendar of events leading up to the Mexican Independence Bicentennial Celebratory event that has boxing fans across the country talking. Will former World Champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora be the first fighter of Mexican or Mexican-American descent to defeat Five-Time World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley? Will boxing veteran Carlos “Tata” Baldomir be too much for the young undefeated Mexican boxing sensation Saul “Canelo” Alvarez? Will “Vicious” Victor Ortiz return to STAPLES Center and take down the experienced former World Champion “Vicious” Vivian Harris? Who will emerge victorious and earn a shot at the World Featherweight Championship when former World Champion Daniel Ponce De Leon collides with WBO number two world ranked featherweight Antonio Escalante?

All of these questions will be answered on September 18, but before the action in the ring gets underway the numerous pre-fight events leading up to “200: CELEBRATE AND DOMINATE,” will have fans and media proclaiming “Viva Mexico!” well in advance of the first bell on fight night.

“200: CELEBRATE AND DOMINATE” is headlined by Five-Time World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley facing off against former World Champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora and also features Mexican phenom Saul “Canelo” Alvarez facing former World Champion Carlos “Tata” Baldomir, top junior welterweight contender “Vicious” Victor Ortiz taking on former World Champion “Vicious” Vivian Harris and former World Champion Daniel Ponce De Leon taking on number two world rated featherweight Antonio Escalante in a WBO Featherweight Title Elimination bout.

“200: CELEBRATE AND DOMINATE” Mosley vs. Mora is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, AT&T and DeWalt Tools. The special night of boxing set for Saturday, September 18 at STAPLES Center is an official event of the Mexican Bicentennial celebration in Los Angeles, Cali

Tickets for Mosley vs. Mora, priced at $200, $125, $75 and $20, are on sale now and available for purchase online at ticketmaster.com, via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800)745-3000. Tickets are also available at STAPLES Center box office.

Tickets for “Fiesta de la Independencia,” priced at $10 plus service charges for general admission on Friday and Saturday and $30 plus service charges for Friday admission plus a reserved seat for the TeleFutura “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” fights are on sale now. Tickets will be available for purchase in advance at www.beticketing.com or onsite at the main entrance on 11th Street. For more information on this event, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com.

The “200: CELEBRATE AND DOMINATE” Mosley vs. Mora pay-per-view telecast, which begins at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, has a suggested retail price of $44.95, 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 fight week updates, log on to www.hbo.com.


MOSLEY VS. MORA LIVE IN HD TO BE SHOWN ON THE BIG SCREEN SEPTEMBER 18

NCM Fathom will broadcast “200: CELEBRATE AND DOMINATE” Mosley vs. Mora in high definition LIVE to more than 300 movie theaters nationwide at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT. Tickets to see the fight on the big screen are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.

Present and future stars of boxing will collide on the big screen in 200: Celebrate and Dominate Mosley vs. Mora LIVE in HD, as part of a Mexican Independence Day Bicentennial celebration featuring Five-Time and Three-Division World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley and former World Champion Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora in a junior middleweight showdown on Saturday, September 18 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern / 6:00 p.m. Pacific.

Presented by Golden Boy Promotions and NCM Fathom in high definition LIVE from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles to more than 300 movie theaters nationwide, the event will also feature rising Mexican phenom Saul "Canelo" Alvarez who squares off against former World Champion Carlos "Tata" Baldomir and top junior welterweight contender "Vicious" Victor Ortiz who will face former World Champion "Vicious" Vivian Harris.

Tickets for 200: Celebrate and Dominate Mosley vs. Mora LIVE in HD are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, please visit the Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

"We are thrilled to once again team up with NCM Fathom to show a great night of boxing on the big screen for boxing and sports fans across the country," said CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Richard Schaefer. "This is a special opportunity for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans to be part of Mexico's Bicentennial celebration by coming to the theaters and watching the fight together. We look forward to another great night of boxing action at the movies."

Both Mosley and Mora hail from the Los Angeles area with Mosley returning home and to the Staples Center for the first time since his spectacular knockout victory over then Welterweight World Champion Antonio Margarito in January of 2009. Mora, who is well known for his first place finish on the premiere season of the NBC reality series "The Contender," isreturning to the STAPLES Center after not having fought there since his 2005 decision victory over Peter Manfredo. On September 18, Morais looking to become the first fighter of Mexican descent to defeat the future Hall of Famer Mosley.

Mosley (46-6, 39 KOs) is undefeated in two bouts at STAPLES Center against the legendary Oscar De La Hoya and Margarito. He has already earned six world titles ruling the lightweight, welterweight and junior middleweight divisions over his storied 16-year career defeating De La Hoya (twice), Fernando Vargas (twice), Luis Collazo, Ricardo Mayorga and Margarito along the way. On September 18, his challenge will be turning back the extremely hungry and talented Mora.

Mora (22-1-1, 6 KOs) is a former Junior Middleweight World Champion hailing from East LA. He last fought at STAPLES Center in 2005 when he scored a thrilling split decision victory over Peter Manfredo in a rematch of his final bout championship win of "The Contender." Going unbeaten in his next four fights, Mora began to rapidly climb the junior middleweight ranks, eventually winning the junior middleweight world title held by the late Vernon Forrest in June of 2008. He now looks to take down a legend in Mosley and become the first fighter of Mexican descent to defeat the future Hall of Famer.

"This Mexican Independence Day Bicentennial celebration features one powerful fight card and boxing fans will get the ultimate front row, ring-side experience in theaters across the country," said Dan Diamond, vice president of Fathom. "This promises to be a memorable night of great boxing and entertainment for the entire family."

200: Celebrate and Dominate Mosley vs. Mora LIVE in HD will be shown live in 311 select movie theaters including AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark USA Inc., Clearview Cinemas, Cobb Theatres, Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, Marcus Theatres, National Amusements, Rave Motion Pictures and Regal Entertainment Group movie theaters, as well as Arlington Theatre (Santa Barbara, CA), The Carolina (Asheville, NC) and Penn Cinema (Lititz, PA).

The undercard promises to be one of the strongest in recent memory featuring unbeaten and wildly popular Mexican phenom Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (33-0-1, 25 KO's) facing his toughest opponent to date in former World Champion Carlos "Tata" Baldomir (45-12-6, 14 KO's). Additionally, top junior welterweight contender "Vicious" Victor Ortiz (27-2-1, 21 KO's) will square off against one of the hardest punchers in the junior welterweight division, former World Champion "Vicious" Vivian Harris (29-4-1, 19 KO's).

200: Celebrate and Dominate Mosley vs. Mora LIVEin HD is the latest boxing match presented in movie theaters across the country through NCM Fathom's exclusive Digital Broadcast Network - North America's largest cinema broadcast network. NCM Fathom and Golden Boy Promotions first teamed up for the highly successful cinema presentation of the Floyd "Money" Mayweather vs. Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez fight in September 2009. The two companies announced earlier this year they would again collaborate to present live world championship boxing on the big screen in high definition throughout 2010.


SERGIO "THE LATIN SNAKE" MORA & "VICIOUS" VICTOR ORTIZ TO APPEAR IN NATIONAL AT&T COMMERCIAL IN ADVANCE OF SEPTEMBER 18 "200: CELEBRATE AND DOMINATE" MEXICAN BICENTENNIAL BOUTS

Commercial Airs This Friday Through Fight Night On Spanish-Language Television Networks Across the Country

It was lights, camera, action for Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora and "Vicious" Victor Ortiz in Los Angeles recently, when both fighters shot a national AT&T commercial to promote the company's Viva Mexico Plan and the fighters' September 18 bouts which are part of "200: CELEBRATE AND DOMINATE" from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. The event will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

The commercial will air starting this Friday, September 3 and will run through fight night on Spanish-language television networks such as Univision, Telemundo, Telefutura, Azteca America and Mega TV, as well as on a number of independent stations in key markets across the country.

With the focus on family and the rich heritage of the Mexican Independence Day Bicentennial, the commercial will utilize the fighters to convey its theme - staying in touch with relatives and friends in Mexico. Former Junior Middleweight World Champion Mora, who will face Five-Time and Three-Division World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley, and top rated junior welterweight Ortiz, who faces former World Champion Vivian Harris, have family and friends in Mexico and were more than happy to be a part of the commercial and it's message.

"This commercial hits home because when my mother first moved to this country, she did not have a way to stay in touch with her family who stayed behind in Mexico," said Mora. "I am proud of my heritage, my family's history and connection to Mexico. I am looking forward to representing the Mexican people on September 18."

"I am honored to have been selected by AT&T to appear in this national commercial," said Ortiz. "I understand the importance of being a Mexican-American, maintaining ties with my Mexican roots and fighting on the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence. I'll be ready to make Mexican fans proud when I step into the ring."

"We're thrilled to be able to work with these two talented Latino boxers and Golden Boy Promotions as we celebrate Mexico's 'Bicentenario;' a historical observance of great significance to many of our Hispanic customers," said Roberto Garcia, executive director, Hispanic Marketing, AT&T. "We look forward to another exciting night of boxing."

The AT&T Viva Mexico Plan includes Mexico, as well as the United States, allowing subscribers to call to and from Mexico for less. Please visit www.att.com/vivamexico for more information.

Article posted on 08.09.2010



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