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David Diaz In Title Fight On August 12 In Las Vegas

03.08.06--Chicagoland fan favorite lightweight David Diaz. 31-1-1 (16KO's) is currently finishing preparations for his WBC lightweight world title fight with champion Jose Armando Santa Cruz, 23-1 (13KO's) of Lincoln Heights, California on Saturday, August 12th at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Said Diaz this week, "This is a huge opportunity for me and I'm more than ready to win the world title on August 12th."

The Diaz/Santa Cruz twelve round championship bout is part of the outstanding HBO/PPV event headlined by the heavyweight world championship between Hasim Rahman and Oleg Maskaev.

The Rahman vs. Maskaev pay-per-view telecast, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on August 12 has a suggested retail price of $49.95, and will be distributed domestically by HBO Pay-Per-View and will be available to more than 56 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in high-definition television for those viewers who are HDTV capable. HBO Pay-Per-View is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. Rahman vs. Maskaev daily updates can be found during fight week at www.HBO.com.

Rahman vs. Maskaev II is promoted by Top Rank in association with Dennis Rappaport Productions, Caesars Palace and Wynn Las Vegas.

Article posted on 04.08.2006



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