Roberto Duran in Phoenix to promote Casamayor vs Pearson

25.06.06 - DRL Promotions announced today that former 5-time former World champion Roberto Duran, the legendary 'Hands of Stone' will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on June 28th for the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase field. Duran is in Phoenix to help promote the July 7th professional boxing card "Celebrity Wars," a legendary night of professional boxing at the Celebrity Theatre..

The main event features Joel Casamayor (32-3-1, 20 KOs) and Lamont "Bay" Pearson (23-3-1, 12 KOs) in a classic 10 round bout. The undercard spotlights Welterweight Julio "Baby Face" Garcia (36-2-0, 29 KOs) of Ciudad Acuna, Mexico against Grover Wiley (30-7-1, 14 KOs) of Omaha, Nebraska.

Duran played little league baseball and has always had a great passion for the sport. He considers himself a big league fan, flattered for this invitation to participate in the Diamondbacks pre game festivities. "I've got a strong arm, the catcher better be ready," stated Duran. It was 26 summers ago, June of 1980 in Montreal, Canada that Duran won the WBC Welterweight Championship of the World from Sugar Ray Leonard. Roberto Duran is truly a legend and one of the greatest, if not the greatest, fighters in history. Among all the great Latin World Champions, Duran has no equal.

Celebrity Wars Ticket Information

Tickets for "Celebrity Wars" are on sale now for $60.00 or $30.00 each. Seating is in the Round. Tickets are available at the Celebrity Theatre Box Office. To charge by phone call 602-267-1600 ext. 1. To purchase online just click on the red "find tickets" button @ .

Hotel Event Headquarters

The Embassy Suites 44th Street - Phoenix Airport is DRL's Official Host Hotel venue for "Celebrity Wars," a legendary night of professional boxing. For reservations call #602-358-0909 - contact is Kimberly Mehalos. The Embassy Suites - Phoenix Airport is located 1515 North 44th Street in Phoenix, AZ 85008.

DRL Promotions is a nationally known boxing promotions company that stages professional boxing events across America and around the world. DRL Promotions was formed by Scottsdale CPA Dan Wise, Roberto Duran and Luis De Cubas.

Article posted on 26.06.2006

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