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Hatton-Urango: 2000 Hatton Supporters In Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 14, 2006) -- Fight week is finally here! Undefeated two-division world champion RICKY "HITMAN" HATTON, making his Las Vegas debut after 41 bouts as a professional, has already put in a full week of sparring in Sin City, while undefeated IBF junior welterweight champion JUAN "IRON TWIN" URANGO, making his first title defense, is scheduled to break camp this morning and arrive later today. Urango and Hatton go toe-to-toe, This Saturday! January 20, at Paris Las Vegas.. Combined, Hatton and Urango have an incredible record of 58 victories - 0 losses - 1 draw, 43 KOs. An undefeated record is impressive enough, but factor in that 74% of their opponents fail to hear the final bell and you have dynamite in the ring!

Over 2,000 die-hard Hatton fans in England have purchased tickets to the fight -- so far, promising the biggest British invasion on U.S. soil since they marched into Washington, D.C. during the War of 1812 (a.k.a. United States vs. England, the rematch!) With a complete sellout projected, the only question is will Hatton, from Manchester, England, make Urango, from Monteria, Colombia, sing "Blue Moon" in surrender or will Urango successfully defend his title and force Hatton to wave the white flag and warble "Hail Colombia?"

Promoted by Banner Promotions and Fight Academy, in association with Top Rank, Saturday's all-action card will also feature former two-time WBC lightweight champion JOSE LUIS CASTILLO, the WBC's current No. 1 super lightweight contender, taking on undefeated NABF/WBC International super lightweight champion HERMAN NGOUDJO, the WBC's No. 2-rated contender, in a 12-round WBC super lightweight title elimination bout. Both fights will be broadcast live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 9:45 P.M. ET / 6:45 P.M. PT. Remaining tickets are available at: Paris Las Vegas box office, Caesars Palace box office, Bally's box office, online at www.TicketMaster.com and www.parislasvegas.com or by calling (877) 374-7469

Article posted on 14.01.2007



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