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Mike Lee Las Vegas Press Conference To Be Streamed Live Today At 5PM CST

LAS VEGAS, NV (September 8, 2010) Leading up to Notre Dame Boxing Champion Mike Lee’s return to action this Saturday night, September 11th, Top Rank Inc. will stream the final press conference live on their website (www.toprank.com) TODAY at 5pm CST. Lee is scheduled to face Alex Rivera in a four round light heavyweight bout at the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, which will also host today’s press conference. Joining Lee at the press conference will be Rudy Ruettiger, best known as the inspiration for the sensational 1993 movie, “Rudy”, the story of an undersized walk-on who fulfills a dream to play football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish..

The Lee/Rivera bout is the featured undercard bout to the World Featherweight Championship bout between Yuriorkis Gamboa and Orlando Salido, which will be broadcast on HBO’s Boxing After Dark.

The 23 year old Lee made his pro debut on May 29th at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion with a terrific four round shutout unanimous decision over Emmit Woods which was broadcast internationally on Fox Sports Net’s “Top Rank Live”. The win took place in front of a record setting hometown crowd of over 2,000, who had distinctly purchased tickets for Lee’s fight, the largest “Top Rank Live” attendance for the year 2010.

Lee graduated in 2009 from Notre Dame, the number one business school in the country, at the top of his class with a degree in finance.

A three-time Bengal Bouts champion while at Notre Dame, Lee is continuing to give back as he helps fund the university’s Holy Cross Missions of Bangladesh which raises money for children in Bangladesh.

The Palms Resort and Casino is located at 4321 W. Flamingo Road in Las Vegas. Tickets for “The Battle of Champions” may be purchased by calling 877-530-4269 during business hours or after 5pm at 630-400-6380. The first bell is scheduled for 4:00pm on the night of the event with the televised bouts to begin at 7pm.

“The Battle of Champions” is promoted by Top Rank Incorporated in association with ArenaBox Promotions and Zanfer Promotions.

For more information on Mike Lee, please visit his website at www.mikeleeboxing.com and follow him on Facebook at Mike Lee (Boxer). Further information can also be obtained on the Top Rank website at www.toprank.com


NOTRE DAME ALUMS HEAD TO LAS VEGAS IN SUPPORT OF MIKE LEE

LAS VEGAS, NV (September 7, 2010) A large contingent of Notre Dame faithful will descend on the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, this Saturday night, September 11th as Notre Dame Boxing Champion Mike Lee returns to action in a four round light heavyweight battle against Alex Rivera.

Leading the Notre Dame faithful on Saturday night in Las Vegas, will be Rudy Reuttiger, best known as the inspiration for the sensational 1993 movie, “Rudy”, the story of an undersized walk-on who harbors a dream to play football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Lee graduated in 2009 from Notre Dame, the number one business school in the country, at the top of his class with a degree in finance.

A three-time Bengal Bouts champion while at Notre Dame, Lee is continuing to give back as he helps fund the university’s Holy Cross Missions of Bangladesh which raises money for children in Bangladesh.

Earlier this year, Lee, a native of Wheaton, Illinois, moved to Houston, Texas to train with highly regarded trainer Ronnie Shields.

The 23 year old Lee made his pro debut on May 29th at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion with a terrific four round shutout unanimous decision over Emmit Woods which was broadcast internationally on Fox Sports Net’s “Top Rank Live”. The win took place in front of a record setting hometown crowd of over 2,000, who had distinctly purchased tickets for Lee’s fight, the largest “Top Rank Live” attendance for the year 2010.

The Lee/Rivera bout is the feature attraction undercard bout of the HBO televised “The Battle of Champions” headlined by the World Featherweight Championship battle between Cuba’s Yuriorkis Gamboa and Mexican veteran Orlando Salido.

The Palms Resort and Casino is located at 4321 W. Flamingo Road in Las Vegas. Tickets for “The Battle of Champions” may be purchased by calling 877-530-4269 during business hours or after 5pm at 630-400-6380. The first bell is scheduled for 4:00pm on the night of the event with the televised bouts to begin at 7pm.

“The Battle of Champions” is promoted by Top Rank Incorporated in association with ArenaBox Promotions and Zanfer Promotions.

For more information on Mike Lee, please visit his website at www.mikeleeboxing.com and follow him on Facebook at Mike Lee (Boxer). Further information can also be obtained on the Top Rank website at www.toprank.com

Article posted on 09.09.2010



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