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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

TWO DAYS UNTIL MAYWEATHER VS. ORTIZ BLASTS OFF AT THE BOX OFFICE


Las Vegas (July 6, 2011) - Tickets for the biggest boxing event of 2011 "STAR POWER: Mayweather vs. Ortiz," featuring boxing's biggest star Floyd "Money" Mayweather and boxing's newest star "Vicious" Victor Ortiz, will go on sale FRIDAY, JULY 8 at 1:00 p.m. ET/ 10:00 a.m. PT. The Welterweight World Championship bout, set for Saturday, Sept. 17 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, is expected to produce meteoric box office numbers.

Tickets priced at $1,250, $1,000, $600, $300 and $150, not including applicable service charges, are limited to ten (10) per person and $150 tickets are limited to two (2) per person 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 will be available for purchase at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Box Office and online at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

"STAR POWER: Mayweather vs. Ortiz" is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions, and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, DeWALT Tools and AT&T. The 12-round mega-fight, which will be contested for Ortiz's WBC Welterweight World Championship, will take place Saturday, Sept. 17 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

"STAR POWER" in History: Did you know?

  • The Space Shuttle Discovery made its final launch into space on February 24, 2011, the same day that Floyd Mayweather celebrated his 34th birthday.

  • Victor Ortiz was born on January 31, 1987, the 29th anniversary of the first successful American satellite, Explorer I, launch into space.

  • The first of the outer solar system asteroids known as Centaurs (minor planets that behave with characteristics of both asteroids and comets) were discovered in 1977 - the same year Mayweather was born.

  • The first supernova (the explosion of a star) in more than three centuries was seen by the naked eye in 1987 - the same year Ortiz was born.

HBO®'s Emmy® Award-winning all-access series "24/7" premieres an all-new edition when "24/7 Mayweather/Ortiz" debuts Saturday, Aug. 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The four-part series will air for three consecutive Saturday nights before the finale airs the night before the welterweight championship showdown in Las Vegas.

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