Camil to sing before Cotto-Mayweather bout; Mussachio-Bailey on 5/19 - Boxing News
LOS ANGELES (April 27)...Renowned Mexican actor and singer Jaime Camil is set to sing the Himno Nacional Mexicano at "Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto" on May 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas which will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®. Camil will have the honor of singing the anthem at the mega-event which coincides with the Cinco de Mayo holiday, traditionally one of the biggest boxing weekends of the year.
Article posted on 28.04.2012
"We are thrilled to have a Mexican superstar like Jaime Camil singing the Mexican national anthem on May 5," said Oscar de la Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. "It only adds to the level of superstardom of this mega-event and it gives the Mexican and Mexican-American fans yet one more reason to watch."
Camil is a prominent screen and stage actor, recording artist and television personality who began his career as a radio DJ. Camil has four platinum-selling albums and his latest album, "Por Ella Soy Eva" is currently in the top 10 albums of the iTunes Mexico music store. He starred in the bound-for-Broadway original musical "The Mambo Kings" at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, Calif as well as in the most successful Mexican films of all time such as "7DAYS," "Zapata," "Recien Cazado," "Saving Private Perez," "Heaven In Your Eyes" and "Regresa" for which he won the "Best Film Actor" award at the PREMIOS JUVENTUD ceremony, beating out Javier Bardem, Gael Garcia Bernal and Antonio Banderas. "Regresa" also won "Best Entertaining Film" at the Monaco Film Festival. He has received numerous and prestigious awards including the ACE Award for "Man of the Year" in 2007. Camil was nominated for a Mexican Academy Award (ARIEL) and won a Mexican Golden Globe (Diosa de Plata) both recognitions for the film "7DAYS."
He's also been featured on hundreds of magazine covers including PEOPLE en Español's "Sexiest Men Alive" issue. Camil currently stars in "Por Ella Soy Eva, the most successful TV show in Latin America, bringing record ratings and market share to Televisa.
"It has been a dream of mine to be able to sing my national anthem at an important sporting event," said Camil. "It is a great honor to sing at one of the most important fights of the year on one of the most important dates of Mexican history, Cinco de Mayo, Puebla's battle. I'll proudly sing from my heart that night and hopefully every single Mexican heart will vibrate with mine in joy and happiness."
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"Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto," a 12-round fight for Cotto's WBA Super Welterweight World Championship and the vacant WBC Super Welterweight Diamond belt, 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 featuring undefeated rising star Jessie Vargas and former World Champion Steve Forbes. 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. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
MUSSASCHIO BACK IN ACTION AGANST BILL BAILEY ON MAY 19 AT BALLY’S ATLANTIC CITY
Atlantic City, NJ—Light-heavyweight Chuck Mussachio is back in action Saturday evening, May 19 when he takes on Bill Bailey in a scheduled eight-round contest in the Grand Ballroom of Bally’s Atlantic City.
Topping the seven-fight card is a scheduled 10-round junior middleweight contest between Harry Joe Yorgey, of Bridegport, PA, and Jamaal Davis, of Philadelphia, PA. Gofightlive.tv will televise the action.
Mussachio (right), 32, of Wildwood, NJ, will be making his first start since Nov. 19 when he was stopped in the 12th round by Garrett Wilson, of Philadelphia, PA, for Wilson’s USBA cruiserweight title. The fight was up for grabs after 11 rounds with Mussachio ahead on two of the three scorecards.
“I still think about that 12th round,” said Mussachio, who is determined to stay at light-heavyweight (175) rather than cruiserweight (200). “I only weighed 183 against Wilson. I’m a natural 175.”
The Wilson fight was Mussachio’s only bout in the last 17 months. A pro since 2005, he is 17-2-2, 5 K0s.
Bailey, 33, of Bakersfield, CA, has an 11-14 record with 4 knockouts. A pro since 2005, he has toured the United States, fighting in seven different states and Canada. He has traveled from California to Florida, from New York to Nevada, from Washington State to Pennsylvania.
Only one of the 25 men Bailey boxed had a losing record at fight time and seven men he faced were unbeaten. The combined record of Bailey’s 25 foes was 225-36-5 at fight time.
By contrast, Mussachio has boxed once in West Virginia, once in Delaware, once in Pennsylvania and 18 times in New Jersey, his home state. The combined record of his 21 foes was 175-106-23 when he fought them.
The only foe common to both men is Tony Ferrante. Mussachio built a big then, then ran out of steam against Ferrante, surviving the last two rounds to earn a unanimous 10-round decision in 2010 in Atlantic City, one-half hour from where Mussachio lives. Bailey dropped a controversial eight-round majority decision to Ferrante in 2009 in Philadelphia, where Ferrante lives.
Five additional bouts complete the card.
ABOUT MAY 19
The Yorgey-Davis and Mussachio-Bailey fights headline a seven-bout card at Bally’s Atlantic City. First fight is 7.30 pm. Tickets priced at $50 and $75 are on sale at the offices of Peltz Boxing (215-765-0922) and all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000). Tickets also are on sale at www.peltzboxing.com and www.ticketmaster.com. Gofightlive.tv will televise the card on the internet. The card is being promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc., in association with Bally’s Atlantic City.
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