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Vera has tough fight against Pavlik

CALIFORNIA, PA (Columbus Day 2010) -- Like Christopher Columbus, BRIAN VERA, an alumnus of the reality series The Contender. is about to make a new discovery, courtesy former World Middleweight Champion KELLY "The Ghost" PAVLIK. Pavlik (36-2, 32 KOs), of Youngstown, OH., and Vera (17-5, 11 KOs), of Austin, TX, battle in a 10-round super middleweight (164-pound limit) rumble Saturday, November 13, headlining the pay-per-view undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito World Super Welterweight Championship broadcast live from the $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.

"Brian Vera is going to discover on November 13 that his new world really is flat ... flat on his back," said Pavlik's trainer Jack Loew, from Team Pavlik’s training camp in California, PA, located outside Pittsburgh. "Kelly entered this training camp in superb condition, weighing less than 170 pounds. After hearing what Vera has already been saying about us, he should consider wearing a life vest into the ring because Kelly is taking him into deep water on November 13. Like the Ohio State Buckeyes, Kelly is looking to return to the top spot and it starts with the sinking of the U.S.S. Brian Vera of Austin, Texas. I hope there will be a microphone in Vera's corner so the world will hear them issue the order to abandon ship!”

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Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cowboys Stadium, MP Promotions and Tecate, PACQUIAO vs. MARGARITO will take place Saturday, November 13 in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX. The $1.2 billion stadium is the largest, most technologically advanced entertainment venue in the world. Pacquiao vs. Margarito will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

Remaining Tickets to Pacquiao vs. Margarito are priced at $700, $500, $300, $200, $100, and $50, and can be purchased in-person at the Cowboys Stadium ticket office in Arlington, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com.

HBO’s Emmy-Award-winning all-access series “24/7” premieres an all new edition when “24/7 Pacquiao/Margarito” debuts Saturday, Oct. 23 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The four-part series will air for three consecutive Saturday nights before the finale airs the night before the super welterweight championship showdown in Texas.

For Pacquiao vs. Margarito fight week updates, log on to www.hbo.com or www.toprank.com

Article posted on 12.10.2010



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