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"Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto" Camp Notes

Las Vegas, NV (April 11) - Floyd "Money" Mayweather, Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez and Sugar Shane Mosley are deep in training for their respective May 5 bouts taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas which will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®. For Mayweather, being back in the gym feels just right as he trains at the Mayweather Boxing Club surrounded by familiar faces and teammates while Cotto is honing his skills at his camp in Orlando, Fl. for the second time. Meanwhile, at an altitude of 7,000 feet, California's Big Bear Lake is playing host to both Caneloand Mosleywho are readying themselves to face off in the co-main event. While each of their training camp experiences are different, there is one common theme - Mayweather, Cotto, Canelo and Mosley are intensely focused on their approaching May 5 bouts.

Floyd Mayweather - Hard Work, Dedication...No Matter What

With less than four weeks until fight night, Floyd Mayweather is feeling excellent. Mayweather's training began immediately following the three-city fight announcement press tour, which ended in Los Angeles on March 1 and he hasn't stopped since. It has been just seven months since he defeated Victor Ortiz and the short time between fights is better for the undefeated star, although he never really takes time off from the gym. Mayweather believes that brief gaps between fights are beneficial as they help him to stay in true fighting shape while keeping his skills sharp.

"It feels good to be fighting again," said Mayweather. "I am getting great work from my sparring partners and the energy in the gym is perfect for training hard every day. I am aware of Miguel Cotto's record and success. I am not taking him lightly. I am working hard to get ready for the fight on May 5."

During camp, Mayweather gets to the gym around four o'clock in the afternoon and works non-stop until he departs at seven o'clock in the evening. He likes to mix up his training sessions with the heavy bag, speed bag, body work and jumping rope to go along with is sparring sessions. The one aspect that never changes is his hard work and dedication during every workout. Along with his gym training, Mayweather loves to hit the pavement and go for distance runs whenever the mood strikes whether it is the middle of the day or the middle of the night.

Mayweather will be fighting Cotto at 154 pounds, a weight that some believe may pose a problem for the seven-time world champion. However, Mayweather is not worried stating, "My body feels great. I always fight around the weight I carry when I am not fighting. Now I can just work harder to feel stronger and more comfortable at 154 pounds. I haven't had to adjust that much because my body has always just kind of found its comfort zone and that's where I fight. I have been given a special gift with my weight. I have never had to worry about it other than to get in the best shape possible for all of my fights."

To view Mayweather videos, see links below:

24/7 Mayweather/Cotto-First Look Floyd Mayweather- http://youtu.be/V9y4tkoku7k

Floyd Mayweather's Greatest Hits - http://youtu.be/r3CYgOK7n1k

Miguel Cotto - Shining in Orlando

Training in Florida is nothing new for Miguel Cotto. The Puerto Rican star has prepared for numerous fights in the sunshine state with this camp being his second in Orlando.

"Training is going great," said Cotto. "I am having fun and enjoying it more than ever. I love it here and I feel at home. I have the same focus and mentality to obtain a victory as I did when camp started. [Trainer] Pedro [Diaz] is a magnificent strategist."

Cotto has kept the same company in his camp over the last few years, including his mother, who cooks for Team Cotto.

"I have the same diet as always," continued Cotto. "My mother is with me, so you can imagine how well I am eating."

When he isn't in the gym, Cotto spends his free time playing video? games, cooking and spending time with his team and family. There are also two new additions to Team Cotto, French Bulldogs named Tonka and Tika.

While Cotto's team helps motivate him in and out of the gym, he credits his father, Miguel Cotto Sr., as his biggest inspiration to work hard and win on May 5.

"The memory of my father is the biggest motivation in my life," said Cotto. "I feel more motivated at this point than any other in my career. I feel more motivated to beat Mayweather than I did when I was training for my first world title."

To view Cotto videos, see links below:

24/7 Mayweather/Cotto-First Look Miguel Cotto: http://youtu.be/C0cDnA7B6k8

Miguel Cotto's Greatest Hits: http://youtu.be/3f_AMAzRPb4

Canelo Alvarez - Big Star in Big Bear

WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez is once again training in Big Bear Lake, Calif. While this is only his second time training on top of the mountain, he is comfortable there. He finds the surroundings to be a perfect place to get his mind and body prepared. Canelo admits that training at the increased altitude affected him when he began training a couple of weeks ago, but that now that his body has adjusted; he feels no negative effects. CaneloTraining

Big Bear is a far cry from Canelo's Guadalajara, Mexico home, but he is happy to be surrounded by his team including co-trainers Chepo and Eddie Reynoso. To pass their spare time in camp, they play billiards, watch movies, study film and rest as much as possible.

Canelo understands the importance of his match-up against Mosley and admits that without a doubt this will be the most dangerous opponent he has faced.

"Besides experience and knowledge of the sport, Mosley is a celebrated fighter and a future Hall of Famer," said Canelo. "I admire Mosley, and it is a privilege to face him in the ring, however, on May 5, I will be ready."

To view Canelo video, see link below:

Canelo Alvarez's Greatest Hits: http://youtu.be/79dPlBzRcdI

Sugar Shane Mosley- Home Away From Home

Whereas Canelo has just recently discovered the benefits of training in Big Bear, Sugar Shane Mosley considers the mountain enclave his second home. The six-time world champion has not only trained atop the mountain for almost two decades, he has owned a house there since 1996.

"It's the best place for me to find focus and peace of mind," Mosley said of his training camp. "The mixture of clean mountain air combined with the benefits of high altitude training along with the support of the local community here, it just can't be beat."

During his down time, Mosley likes to go to the movies, spend time with his son, Shane Jr. and bowl. Mosley has been a fixture at the Bowling Barn in Big Bear for nearly three years. He said, "It is a release for me, a great place to relax and spend time with the local [community]."

Looking ahead to fight night, Mosley says that he feels great and is in tremendous shape.

"There is a lot to be said about being 100 percent healthy leading up to a fight," said Mosley. "Come May 5, I will be ready. I am sticking to my game plan and using the doubters and naysayers that are out there as my motivation to work hard."

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"Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto," a 12-round fight for Cotto's WBA Super Welterweight World Championship is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions. Also featured will be Canelo Alvarez vs. Sugar Shane Mosley, a 12-round fight for Canelo's WBC Super Welterweight World Championship which is presented in association with Canelo Promotions and Sugar Shane Mosley Promotions and a 10-round welterweight fight between undefeated rising star Jessie Vargas and perennial contender Alfonso Gomez. Opening the pay-per-view broadcast will be a 10-round bout between super welterweight contender DeAndre Latimore and former World Champion Carlos Quintana which is presented in association with DiBella Entertainment. The mega event is sponsored by Corona, Hatfields & McCoys on HISTORY™, DeWalt Tools, AT&T, O'Reilly Auto Parts and Puebla-Cinco De Mayo and will take place Saturday, May 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Limited tickets for "Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto" are still available, with a total ticket limit of ten (10) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000."Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto" Camp Notes Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

Three MGM Resorts International properties, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo and The Mirage, will host live closed circuit telecasts of "Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto." Advanced purchased tickets for the closed circuit telecasts are priced at $75, not including handling fees. All seats are general admission and are on sale now at each individual property's box office outlets or by phone with a major credit card at 866-799-7711.

HBO's Emmy® Award-winning all-access series "24/7" premieres an all-new edition when "24/7 Mayweather/Cotto" debuts Saturday, April 14 at 9:45 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 Las Vegas.

WORLD BOXING COUNCIL NEWS

April 11, 2012 – Mexico City.

From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:

UNIFICATION FOR PEACE AND HUMANITY

The Sulaiman family and WBC Word Boxing Cares are announcing a new program - World Champions Against Bullying. WBC President Jose Sulaiman, newly appointed Ambassador to the Non-Violence Foundation, called for immediate action and support.

“This, much needed initiative, headed by Harris Haith, Coylette James and Roy Foreman, has been organized in response to the rising number of harassment incidents among our children. It is our conviction that children will respond to our champions, many of whom have come from difficult circumstances to take their place with the best in our society.” said President Sulaiman.

We are setting this in motion with a Celebration of Heroes! - an evening dedicated to those who have inspired us, and our youth. Please help us pay tribute to some outstanding leaders in the community, and join us for an evening of joy and laughter.

Our hearts to yours,

Jill Diamond

What: A Celebration of Heroes

When: Monday, May 14th, 2012

Where: Gotham Comedy Club

208 West 23rd St

New York, NY 10010

How: Reservations: 212.367.9000

OUR HEROES

Bruce Silverglade Imamu Mayfield

Chief Edward Kilduff Hon. Melvina Lathan

Boyd Melson Tamara Tunie

COMBATT Joe Mazzilli

Johnny Callas


Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm VIP Reception in Vintage Lounge

7:00 – 7:30pm Seating for GA in Main Showroom

7:30 – 8:15pm Awards Presentation

8:15 – 9:00pm Comedy Show



Admission:

General Admission: $25 cover plus 2 drink minimum per person. Show Only.

VIP: $100 cover. Includes admission to show and reception, unlimited wine and soft drinks during show, and reception and VIP seating and a gift bag

Tickets: Available only through Gotham Comedy Club’s box office or online at www.gothamcomedyclub.com

Raffle: Be sure to get your raffle tickets for a chance to win RT coach Air Fare for two, Hotel Accommodations, and Event Tickets to the WBC’s 50th Convention in Cancun Mexico December 2-8! Raffle tickets are $25 each or five for $100.

A society is judged by the way it treats the weak. Our goal is not to be judged, but to inspire!

The Non-Violence Project Foundation, created in honor of John Lennon, is a successful international youth education and leadership welcome to:

"A celebration of Heroes"

May 14, 2012

Gotham Comedy Club

New York City

Introducing The Heroes

The evening of May 14 is dedicated to those who inspire our youth.

Imamu Mayfield

Former Cruiserweight World Champion

The Children's Champion

COMBATT: Larry Hazard and Rhonda Utley-Herring

A proud history of improving children's lives

Tamara Tunie

Film, stage and television actress, director and produce

Chair Emerita of Figure Skating in Harlem

A role model and inspiration to our Youth

Chief Edward Kilduff

FDNY's 34th Chief of Department

Inspiring, Protecting and Educating the Community

Joe Mazilli

Former NYPD, Officer (nine of those years with the Organized Crime Control Bureau)

Television Producer, Creator of Runaway Squad,

Bravery on behalf of our children

Melvina Latham

Chairwoman of the NYS Athletic Commission

Leadership and Dedication to boxing and young athletes

Bruce Silverglade

Owner of the world famous Gleason's Gym and

Creator of Give a Kid a Dream Foundation

Tireless Support of Youth and Boxing

Boyd Melson

Multiple United States Amateur Boxing Championships

Creator of Team Fight to Walk

Compassion and Courage outside the Ring



John Callas

WBC Referee + Coach

Creator or Oak Boxing Academy

Ombudsman for CT Department of Children and Families

WBC/WCAB Ambassador of 2012



Jill Diamond

World Boxing Council

North American Boxing Federation

www.worldboxingcares.com

STAR BOXING RETURNS TO RUSSO'S ON THE BAY ON MAY 2ND FOR VIP BOXING III

BRONX, NY (April 11, 2012) Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing returns to Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York on Wednesday, May 2nd with VIP BOXING III, a stellar professional boxing card headlined by perennial heavyweight contender Vinny Maddalone.

Advance tickets for VIP BOXING III are available in tables of ten, $3500 for Gold seating and $2000 for Silver. Tickets may be purchased by calling Star Boxing at 718-823-2000 or by visiting their website at www.StarBoxing.com A limited number of individual table tickets are also available for $200.

The full service VIP event will kick off promptly at 7pm with an hour-long cocktail reception followed by a four course elegant dinner along with the first bout starting at 8pm. An open bar will run for the course of the dinner and evening's bouts.

"We're very excited to bring a terrific night of professional boxing once again to the beautiful Russo's On The Bay venue. This is our third VIP BOXING event and just like the last two it will be a wonderful evening of food and cocktails along with action packed fights," said DeGuardia.

In the ten round main event, fan favorite Maddalone, 34-7-0 (25KO's) of nearby Flushing, Queens, will clash with Youngstown, Ohio's Chris Koval, 25-8-0 (18KO's).

In his last start on October 22nd, Maddalone demonstrated the power he's been known over his thirteen years as a professional with a devastating first round knockout of Mike Sheppard at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

"It's great to have Vinny back in the ring, he's been a very popular fighter for many years in the New York/New Jersey area. Along with his showdown against Chris Koval we're putting together a terrific undercard for this event."

The co-main event at VIP BOXING III will be an eight round junior welterweight clash between former world title challenger "Mighty Mike" Arnaoutis and Albany, New York's Broderick Antoine.

A native of Athens, Greece, now living in Astoria, Queens, the southpaw Arnaoutis carries a record of 23-7-2 (10KO's) amassed over his eleven year career, most recently shutting out Shakha Moore over six rounds on February 10th at the Mohegan Sun Casino.

Russo's On The Bay is located at 162-45 Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach. For more information please visit their website at www.russosonthebay.com

Article posted on 12.04.2012



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