News: American Idol's JESSICA SANCHEZ to sing Nat'l Anthem at Pacquiao-Bradley; Cohen Congratulates Austin Trout for his victory over Rodriguez
LAS VEGAS, NEV. (June 5, 2012) -- American Idol's JESSICA SANCHEZ is confirmed to sing the National Anthem before the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley World Welterweight Championship, Saturday, June 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Sanchez will be singing before a live audience of over 16,000 fans and tens of millions of viewers worldwide watching it live on Pay-Per-View.
Article posted on 03.06.2012
The 16-year-old San Diegan was the runner-up in the 11th season of television's No. 1 rated show, AMERICAN IDOL on FOX. Sanchez quickly became a fan favorite this season with her powerhouse vocals, often garnering high praise from the judges each week.
Prior to IDOL, Sanchez competed on the first season of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT when she was only 11 years old.
Sanchez will be joining the rest of Season's 11's Top 10 on the road this summer for the American Idols Live! Tour, which will begin July 6 in Detroit. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/American-Idol-tickets/artist/838399.
Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs), boxing’s only eight-division world champion and the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani province in the Philippines, will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight championship crown against WBO junior welterweight champion Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs), of Palm Springs, Calif., Saturday, June 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The Pacquiao-Bradley world championship fight will be produced and distributed Live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Tecate, AT&T and MGM Grand, remaining tickets to Pacquiao vs. Bradley are priced at $1,200, $900, $600 and $400. Ticket sales at $1,200, $900, $600 and $400 are limited to 10 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
An all-new edition of HBO’s all-access reality series 24/7 PACQUIAO/BRADLEY debuts on Friday, June 8 (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET/PT), the night before the welterweight title showdown.
For Pacquiao-Bradley fight week updates, log on to www.toprank.com and www.hbo.com
Cohen Congratulates Trout for Third Successful Defense
Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions wishes to congratulate his fighter, World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Welterweight Champion Austin "No Doubt" Trout (25-0, 14 KOs), for successfully defending his title for the third time, Saturday night, against Delvin Rodriguez.
Fighting as part of a Showtime-televised quadrupleheader at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, Trout cruised to a unanimous decision (117-111, 118-110 and 120-108) over the surprisingly careful Rodriguez by staying busy and landing the cleaner shots throughout.
"I give Rodriguez credit," said Cohen. "Austin trained for Delvin to come in trying to brawl and he surprised us all by boxing carefully, but Austin is a thoroughbred and adjusted accordingly to control the fight. I'll never call a dominant unanimous decision anything less than a terrific result."
Cohen says he's now optimistic that negotiations with representatives of World Boxing Council (WBC) Champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez for a fight between the two on September 15, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas will continue to progress.
"Of course I want that fight!" exclaimed Trout. "I'm ready to go. Let's do it!"
Adamek Wishes Devils Well in Quest For Cup
SEEING RED, AND WHITE
Talk about symmetry! Look at these crowd shots. Heavyweight Tomasz Adamek is very familiar with a sea of red and white wildly enthusiastic, flag-waving, on-your-feet-cheering and chanting fans whenever he fights at "The Rock". The Devils also consider this normal panorama at Prudential Center in Newark. Who could ask for anything more?
A sea of enthusiastic Adamek fans!
Photo credits: edmulhollad.com
Equally passionate Devils fans!
Tomasz 'Goral' Adamek, 45-2, 28 KO's, took time out as he prepares for his June 16th IBF North American Heavyweight challenge against 'Fast' Eddie Chambers, 36-2,18 KO's, to wish the Devils success in their upcoming games, "I am very proud to fight in the same arena as the Devils. We share many fans. I wish them good luck in the coming games."
FIGHT INFO: The June 16th NBC Sports Network Fight Night card at Newark's Prudential Center features Tomasz Adamek vs. Eddie Chambers. Co-featured on the card will be Bryant Jennings vs. Steve Collins, Garrett, Indiana, 25-1,18 KO's. The NBCSN broadcast will begin at 9PM ET. The card is presented by Main Events in association with Peltz Boxing, Ziggy Promotions and Goossen Tutor Promotions.
Tickets priced at $254 ringside, $104, $79, and $54 available through Ticketmaster: online at www.ticketmaster.com; Charge-by-phone: 1-800-745-3000; Ticketmaster Express 866-448-7849; and Ticketmaster ticket centers. Tickets are also available at Prudential Center's Box Office and www.prucenter.com.
NBC SPORTS NETWORK FIGHT NIGHT SCHEDULE (All Times ET)
Saturday, June 16, 9-11 pm - Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Friday, September 21, 9-11pm - Site TBA
Saturday, December 8, 9-11 pm - Site TBA
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