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Antonio Tarver: "Danny Green Picked The Wrong Guy"; Universal, Gary Shaw Productions and DiBella sign Hector Sanchez; Pacquiao Partners with 24/7 Card

LOS ANGELES, April 267th– The Super Fight of the summer of 2011 is set, and former World Champion Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver is more amped up than ever to spoil three-division champ Danny Green’s homecoming bout at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Australia on Wednesday, July 20th. Tickets for Green vs. Tarver, a 12 round bout for the IBO Cruiserweight Championship, go on sale on Monday, May 2, at Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com.au (1300883622). Tickets are priced at $1000 for VIP Ringside, $750 Platinum Ringside, $500 Gold Ringside, $350 Silver Ringside, $250 Bronze Ringside, $175 VIP, $135 Platinum, $95 Gold, $75 Silver, $55 Bronze.

"QUOTES FROM ANTONIO TARVER"

ON FIGHTING DANNY GREEN:

“Danny Green was a helluva super middleweight and a good light heavyweight, but cruiserweight? Come on. Instead of “The Green Machine” they should be calling him “The Garbageman” because all he’s doing is feasting on has beens. I’m coming to Australia with a sense of urgency, knowing that I have to take it out of the judges hands. I plan on introducing Danny Green to his first knockout loss. I'm bringing the thunder down under. In order to secure victory, I have to knock him out."

ON DANNY GREEN FIGHTING ROY JONES JR.

“A lot of people said it was sad to see what I did to Roy Jones back in 2004 when I took his chin and removed him from the elite level, but it was sadder to see him propped up for Danny Green five years later just so he could have a big name on his resume. He's attempting to do the same with me, but the difference is, I'm no Roy Jones Jr.. He picked the wrong guy."

GOING TO AUSTRALIA

“I don’t mind going to Danny Green’s backyard to fight him, I'm a world champion. I’ve heard that the Australian fans are great, and I’m going to enjoy putting on a show for them. It’s nothing personal, just business, but I believe that by knocking Danny Green out, I’m letting the world know and Danny Green personally this is a fight he should have never taken.”

Currently sporting a ten fight winning streak that includes victories over Roy Jones Jr., BJ Flores, and Paul Briggs, 2000 Olympian and current IBO cruiserweight champion Danny Green (31-3, 27 KOs) is displaying some

of the best form of his decade long pro career, and at 38, the former world light heavyweight and super middleweight champ is looking forward to adding another high-profile name to his resume in the form of Antonio Tarver.

One of the best boxers of this era, Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (28-6, 19 KOs) was an Olympic Bronze medalist for the United States in 1996, and he parlayed that success into a pro career that has seen him fight and beat the best of the best. The first man to knock out Roy Jones Jr., Tarver also holds wins over Glen Johnson, Montell Griffin, and Eric Harding, and the southpaw promises another big victory on July 20th.

Universal, Gary Shaw Productions and DiBella sign Hector Sanchez

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - Promoters Javier Bustillo, Gary Shaw and Lou DiBella are pleased to announce the signing of the Puerto Rican 140-pound super prospect Hector "El Flaco" Sanchez (19-1, 9 KOs).

As an amateur, Sanchez amassed an excellent record of 72 wins with only 10 losses and also won a bronze medal in the Junior Olympics in New Orleans in 2000, silver in the International Cup in Mexico in 2002 and gold in Puerto Rico in an international tournament.

Sanchez made his professional debut in 2005 and has already had several notable victories in his career, including a win over the great Mexican standout Albert Rodriguez and another over DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley.

"I am grateful for the opportunity Bustillo, Shaw and DiBella have given me to be part of their companies. I know that with their support I can achieve many things in boxing and bring success to my island of Puerto Rico," said Sanchez, a native of San Juan.

'El Flaco' will appear on one of two shows being presented by Universal Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions and DiBella Entertainment the 10 and 11 of June in New York, on the weekend of the Puerto Rican Day Parade.

"I've been following Sanchez's career for some time and he is a great fighter that has much to offer the world of boxing. Team Puerto Rico continues to gain strength and depth with fighters like Hector joining us," said Bustillo, president of Universal Promotions.

"Our commitment to Puerto Rico is serious and is further confirmed by the signing of 'El Flaco' to Team Puerto Rico. We will undoubtedly continue signing the best prospects of the island, and providing opportunities for them to demonstrate their talent," said Gary Shaw, President of Gary Shaw Productions.


For his part, Lou Dibella said, "Hector is a great fighter and has a very bright future.

It will be an honor for me to see him develop. He will provide Puerto Rico a lot of great achievements."

Pacquiao Partners with 24/7 Card

LOS ANGELES (April 26, 2011) -- Manny Pacquiao and 24/7 Card are proud to announce the signing of their exclusive partnership to create an all new financial card product. Designed especially for Filipinos and immigrants in the United States and around the world, the 24/7 Card will offer the convenience of being able to send money home conveniently directly from the card.

Manny Pacquiao, the only boxing champion to win world championship belts in eight different weight classes, will be an advisor and spokesperson for the 24/7 Card. Together with a team of experts in the U.S. and the Philippines, Manny and 24/7 Card are developing a single card to help Filipino-Americans build their financial strength to save money, shop, use ATMs, pay bills and send money home.

“I think the 24/7 Card will be hugely popular with Filipinos abroad,” said Pacquiao. “Filipinos in the U.S. work hard and support their families in the U.S. and the Philippines. The ability to use the 24/7 Card to send money home conveniently and safely at any time, 24/7, is a big benefit.”

24/7 Card CEO, Lance Rosenzweig, who is the founder and former CEO of PeopleSupport, one of the first and largest call center operations in the Philippines, is thrilled to be working with Manny Pacquiao.

“We are delighted to be working with one of the greatest sports icons in the world,” said Rosenzweig. “It’s an honor to be working with Manny in the development and launch of the 24/7 Card. Manny is passionate about helping Filipinos around the world. We are excited to be working with Manny on this new financial and remittance service. Our goal is to have the 24/7 Card become the smarter way to bank and send money. Manny’s enthusiasm for supporting Filipino overseas workers, together with the new features of the 24/7 Card, will result in a fantastic offering into the market.”

The 24/7 Card is scheduled to launch in Summer 2011 in the U.S. Additional details on the product offering will be made available closer to the launch. Parties interested in learning more about the 24/7 Card can visit www.247Card.Com and register to receive new product details as they are released.

Pacquiao defends his WBO welterweight title against three division world champion Shane Mosley, Saturday, May 7 at the soldout MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. It will be televised live on pay-per-view, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Article posted on 27.04.2011



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