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Eloy Perez fighting for a good cause; Pacquiao-Marquez, Bradley-Casamayor on November 12th; Mike Lee in action on 12/3

Los Angeles (Tuesday, Oct 25th) Newly crowned NABO Super Featherweight 'Fighter Of The Year" and undefeated NABO champ Eloy 'The Prince' Perez, is dedicating his Friday, Oct 28th clash against Ira Terry live on TeleFutura's "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" to all the women and their families who have had to battle breast cancer, and to honor the women who succumbed to this disease, in particular, Eloy's boss Oscar De La Hoya"s mother Cecilia.

Eloy's suit will bear the names of two women who have survived and who are very important to Team Perez, Olaya Hernandez, his trainer Max Garcia's sister, and Malena Garcia, a family friend. Sy Sherman, a young man of 9 years of age will be joining Eloy in the ring.

On February 21, Sy was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a type of liver cancer. Team Perez is requesting everyone who attends the boxing event to help Sy and his famiy fight this horrible disease and requests a donation be made to them at the event. A special box will be on hand to collect those donations.

MARQUEZ SET TO FIGHT PACQUIAO NOV. 12 IN LAS VEGAS; UNDEFEATED BRADLEY TO DEFEND TITLE ON UNDERCARD

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2011) — Santa Anita Park and Top Rank Boxing have announced that Juan Manuel Marquez, who is readying for a title fight with world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, will stage a sparring exhibition at Santa Anita Park on Breeders’ Cup Classic Day, Saturday, Nov. 5.

Marquez will be joined at Santa Anita by undefeated WBO Junior Welterweight Champion Timothy Bradley, who will be defending his title on Nov. 12 versus Cuban native Joel Casamayor.

Marquez and Bradley will each spar (separately) in a track-side ring between races on Saturday afternoon.

Admission to the boxing exhibition will be free, with paid admission. Santa Anita’s admission gates will open early on Nov. 5 at 8 a.m. First live race post time is 10:20 a.m., and the first televised Breeders’ Cup race from Churchill Downs is scheduled for 12:05 p.m.

A boxing ring will be transported from the trainer Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym in Hollywood and will be erected on Santa Anita’s apron adjoining the winner’s circle, earlier in the week.

Top Rank will provide 10,000 Pacquiao-Marquez III posters, free of charge at Santa Anita on a first-come, first-served basis, and Santa Anita will conduct a drawing for two tickets to Pacquiao-Marquez III in Las Vegas.

“This is great news for Santa Anita and boxing fans throughout Southern California,” said Greg Avioli, the CEO of Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita.“We want to sincerely thank Bob Arum and his team at Top Rank for helping to make this happen. Bob is going to charter a plane to fly Marquez in from Mexico City on the morning of this event, and he’s been very supportive of the whole promotion. The fight has been completely sold out at the MGM for some time now, so to be able to raffle off two tickets is fantastic.

“We will continue to be forward-thinking with regard to our marketing strategy, and we’re going to continue to aggressively pursue new markets and customers.

“Marquez is very well known in this area, and we think there’s going to be a lot of interest in seeing both him and Bradley working out, inside the ropes, on the grandstand apron.

“I know our jockeys are excited about meeting both of these guys and they’re going to be able to use the Jockeys’ Room as their own dressing room. A lot of fight fans are horse racing fans and vice versa, and it should be a lot of fun.”

Marquez brings a 53-5-1 record with 39 knockouts to his Nov. 12 trilogy showdown with Pacquiao.

“My fight with Manny Pacquiao is going to be a war,” Marquez said in July.

Bradley, the current WBO Junior Welterweight Champion, will fight Casamayor on Nov. 12. Bradley, from Palm Springs, has a perfect 27-0 record, with 11 knockouts.

For weekly fight updates and pay per view information, log onto www.toprank.com.

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships return to Santa Anita in 2012. For more information on Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet or to make dining or seating reservations, fans are encouraged to visit www.santaanita.com, or to call (626) 574-RACE.

Santa Anita’s 24-day Autumn Meet will conclude Nov. 6.

Mike Lee to fight on Cotto-Margarito undercard on December 3rd

CHICAGO, IL (October 25, 2011) Former Notre Dame Boxing Champion and current undefeated professional Mike Lee will return to battle on Saturday, December 3rd at Madison Square Garden, “The Mecca of Boxing” in New York City.

Sporting an undefeated record of 7-0-0 (4KO’s), the 24-year-old Lee will be featured on the undercard of the HBO Pay Per View broadcast of the Miguel Cotto/Antonio Margarito Junior Middleweight Championship presented by Top Rank Incorporated.

On Friday, September 16th, Lee returned to his alma mater, where he graduated at the top of his class with a Finance Degree in 2009, to headline FIGHT LIKE A CHAMPION, the first ever-professional boxing event at Notre Dame.



In front of a massive crowd of supporters at the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center (basketball arena) Lee looked sensational as he dominated Jacob Stiers, dropping him three times enroute to a four round unanimous decision.



All profits from FIGHT LIKE A CHAMPION were donated to the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation and the Robinson Community Learning Center in South Bend, Indiana.



Lee is currently training in Houston with his team, renowned trainer Ronnie Shields, assistant trainer Creed Fountain and strength and conditioning coach Brian Caldwell.



More information on Lee’s bout will be announced shortly.



Tickets to the December 3rd event at Madison Square Garden are available by calling the Team Lee Offices at 630-400-6380.



Additional information on Mike Lee can be viewed at his website, www.MikeLeeBoxing.com. He can also be followed on Twitter at @MikeLeeBoxer and Facebook at “Mike Lee (Boxer)”.



For more information on Top Rank Incorporated, please visit their website at www.TopRank.com

Article posted on 25.10.2011



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