MASHANTUCKET, CT (April 16, 2011) – Tonight’s “East-West Showdown” world title fight between unbeaten rising star, World Boxing Council (“WBC”) Welterweight Champion Andre Berto, and rugged, WBC No. 5-rated challenger “Vicious” Victor Ortiz, featured in the 12-round main event live on HBO World Championship Boxing from MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods, has drawn media attention from coast-to-coast.
Article posted on 16.04.2011
Virtually every boxing site has had almost-daily coverage. Major newspapers featuring in-depth stories, columns and notes were USA Today, New York Post, New York Daily News, Newsday, Miami Herald, Orange County Register, Ventura County Star, El Diario (NY), The Record (NJ). In New England, advances were published in the Hartford Courant, Boston Herald, Manchester Journal Inquirer, and New Bedford Standard Times.
The enormous list of boxing websites that posted features, in many cases multiple stories, on line and listed here in no particular order included ESPN, The Ring, Yahoo, Fight News, Sports Illustrated, Max Boxing, Boxing Scene, Boxing Talk, The Sweet Science, Notifight, Seconds Out, Boricua Boxing, Boxing Insider, All About Boxing News, Boxing Socialist, Bleacher Report, Pro Boxing-Fans, Fight Hype, Bad Left Hook, Ringside Report, 15 Rounds, Boxing Futures, Boxing Examiner, Sports Betting World, Boxing Talk, Boxing Community, NHB News, The Sweet Science, Fox Sports, Inside Boxing, East Side Boxing, The Cruelest Sport, Queensbury Rules, Boxing Dispatch, Doghouse Boxing and Iron Chin Boxing. Evenacross the Atlantic, Eurosport and AFP got in the act, too.
“East-West Showdown: Berto vs. Ortiz” is presented by DiBella Entertainment, in association with Golden Boy Promotions. The bout will be televised live on HBO’s World Championship Boxing starting at 9:45 PM/ET 6:45 PM/PT. The broadcast kicks off with Amir “King” Khan (24-1, 17 KOs) defending his WBA Super Lightweight World Title against Paul “Dudley” McCloskey (22-0, 12 KOs) from the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England.
Tickets are priced at $350, $200, $125, and $65 and went on sale today through the MGM Grand at Foxwoods box office. Tickets can be purchased online at www.mgmatfoxwoods.com, by calling the MGM Grand at Foxwoods at 1-866-646-0609, or in person at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods box office.
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