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SERGIO MARTINEZ FEATURED IN UPCOMING EDITION OF ESPN THE MAGAZINE'S "BODY ISSUE"; Hopkins vs. Dawson fact sheet

New York, NY - (10/5/2011) - This Friday, ESPN The Magazine's third annual "Body Issue" will hit newsstands around the world. One of the featured athletes in the edition is the number one middleweight, and top three pound-for-pound fighter in the world, WBC Diamond belt Middleweight Champion Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez. Martinez is fresh off his world championship defense this past Saturday in Atlantic City via an 11th-round knockout over previously undefeated European middleweight Champion Darren Barker. To see Sergio's photo shoot.

Hopkins-Dawson fact sheet

WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2011

WHERE: STAPLES CENTER
Los Angeles, Calif.

PRINCIPLES: WBC & RING MAGAZINE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - 12 ROUNDS
BERNARD “THE EXECUTIONER” HOPKINS vs. “BAD” CHAD DAWSON
WBC & Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight Champion Former Light Heavyweight World Champion Philadelphia, PA New Haven, CT
52-5-2 (32 KO’s) 30-1 (17 KO’s)

VACANT WBC LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - 12 ROUNDS
ANTONIO DEMARCO vs. JORGE “EL NIÑO DE ORO” LINARES
WBC #1 Rated Lightweight Contender Former Two-Division World Champion
Los Mochis, Mexico Barinas, Venezuela
25-2-1 (18 KO’s) 31-1 (20 KO’s)

VACANT NABO JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPTIONSHIP* - 12 ROUNDS
KENDALL “RATED R” HOLT vs. DANNY “SWIFT” GARCIA
Former World Champion Undefeated Junior Lightweight Contender
Paterson, NJ Philadelphia, PA
27-4 (15 KO’s) 21-0 (14 KO’s)
*Also an eliminator for the #1 WBC & #2 IBF ratings positions.

WELTERWEIGHTS - 10 ROUNDS
PAULIE “MAGIC MAN” MALIGNAGGI vs. ORLANDO “LATIGO” LORA
Former World Champion Welterweight Contender
Brooklyn, NY Culiacan, MEX
29-4 (6 KO’s) 28-1-1 (19 KO’s)

PROMOTED BY: Golden Boy Promotions and Gary Shaw Productions with DeMarco vs. Linares is presented in association with Teiken Promotions

SPONSORED BY: Cerveza Tecate, AT&T and Ripley’s Believe It or Not

TICKETS: Tickets for Hopkins vs. Dawson, priced at $300, $150, $75 and $25, are available for purchase online at www.staplescenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000and at the STAPLES Center box office.

TELEVISION: The Hopkins vs. Dawson pay-per-view telecast, which begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT, will be produced and distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and will be available to more than 92 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD.

Hennessy Sports Inks Undefeated Light heavyweight prospect Lionell Thompson

TORONTO (October 7, 2011) – Hennessy Sports announced today that it has signed undefeated light heavyweight prospect Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson to an exclusive, long-term promotional contract.

The 26-year-old Thompson (9-0, 6 KOs), fighting out of Buffalo, will be in action October 22 on the Logan Cotton McGuinness vs. Benoit Gaudet undercard, presented by Hennessy Sports in association with Interbox and United Promotions, at The Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

“We expect big things from Lionell,” promoter Mick Hennessy said. “He was a decorated U.S. amateur boxer who has developed quickly as a professional. Lionell is a hard working, dedicated boxer and we couldn’t be happier adding him to our growing stable of future champions. We’d also like to thank his manager, Tim Ziccardi, and head trainer, Ross Thompson, for helping to make this happen.”

Rated as high as No. 2 in his division as a U.S. amateur boxer, Thompson was a five-time New York Golden Glove and three-time Empire State champion. He will be fighting an opponent to soon be announced in a six round bout Oct. 22.

Tickets for his Oct. 22 fight, starting at $30.00, may be purchased at the Hersey Centre Box Office, through Ticketmaster at (855) 985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca.

Go on line at www.HennessySports.comfor more information Thompson and the Oct. 22 show.

Article posted on 06.10.2011



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