NEW YORK (August 30, 2010) – Ten-time world champions Congressman MANNY “PacMan” PACQUIAO and The Tijuana Tornado ANTONIO MARGARITO, their respective trainers FREDDIE ROACH and ROBERT GARCIA, along with Hall of Fame promoter BOB ARUM, will host a news conference luncheon to announce PACQUIAO vs. MARGARITO World Super Welterweight Championship. The news conference, which is open to the public, will be held at the Chelsea Piers – Pier 60 (23rd St. & The Hudson River, New York, NY 10011), This Wednesday! September 1. Media Report Time is 11:30 a.m. ET with the news conference beginning promptly at Noon. Lunch will be served to media following the news conference..
Paid parking is available near the entrance to Chelsea Piers via the southbound lanes of Route 9A, off the West Side Highway, at the entrance opposite 23rd Street. Taxi pick-up and drop-off locations are located at Pier 61 and Pier 60 along the Chelsea Piers Access Roadway.
The U.S. Media Tour, which begins in Los Angeles on Tuesday, will conclude on Friday with a news conference, open to the public, at Cowboys Stadium-East End Zone Platform, beginning at 11:30 a.m.CT. Pacquiao and Margarito are also scheduled to attend Thursday night’s preseason game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins at Cowboys Stadium.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cowboys Stadium and MP Promotions, PACQUIAO vs. MARGARITO will take place Saturday, November 13 in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX. The $1.2 billion stadium is the largest, most technologically advanced entertainment venue in the world. Pacquiao (51-3-2, 38 KOs), of General Santos City, Philippines, and Margarito (38-6, 27 KOs), of Tijuana, México, will be battling for the vacant World Boxing Council super welterweight title. Pacquiao vs. Margarito will be produced and distributed Live on HBO Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.