LOS ANGELES (June 29) – Before the July 14 world championship showdown between former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Amir “King” Khan and current WBC Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada which will air on HBO World Championship Boxing, Golden Boy Promotions will open its video vaults on Saturday, June 30 to get fight fans ready for this meeting of the 140-pound elite by airing two of the combatants’ most memorable fights on FOX Deportes beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
Fans will take a trip back to December 11, 2010 for the 2010 Fight of the Year between Khan and Argentinean slugger Marcos “El Chino” Maidana. A classic 12-round battle which saw Khan drop Maidana in the first round en route to control matters early and then Maidana roar back in the late rounds. The epic battle ended in a unanimous decision victory for Khan who, after nearly being knocked out in the 10th round, closed the 11th and 12th rounds swinging, making the fight an instant classic which fans will get to revisit again on Saturday night.
The FOX Deportes broadcast will also go back to July 30, 2010 for a fight pitting Garcia against fellow prospect Jorge Romero. Already making a name for himself on the national scene, the Philadelphian’s ninth round technical knockout over the 22-year-old Mexican was a major statement that Garcia was on his way to big things. He proved he was heading for stardom by halting Romero in a tough fight and has been nonstop ever since, taking on all comers including capturing the WBC World crown by defeating legendary Erik “El Terrible” Morales in March of 2012. Now the new star will defend his crown on July 14 against “King” Khan.
“Khan vs. Garcia,” a 12-round fight for Garcia’s WBC Super Lightweight World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Khan Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. The fight will be broadcast live on HBO World Championship Boxing at 11:00 p.m. ET/ PT in the United States and live on Sky Sports 1HD in the United Kingdom at 2:00 a.m. BST on July 15.
Tickets priced at $250, $200, $150, $100 and $50, not including applicable service charges, are available for purchase at the Mandalay Bay box office and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase atwww.mandaylaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets for fans traveling from the United Kingdom are available for purchase online at www.sportscorporation.com or by calling +44 (0)845 163 0845.
JULY HEATS UP WITH WEEKLY BOXING PROGRAMMING
New York, NY (June 29, 2012) – Starting in July and running throughout the summer, MSG Networks will entertain fight fans with a full slate of recent and classic boxing programming featuring some of the top names in the sport, including Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Oscar De La Hoya, Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, and “Sugar” Shane Mosley. Sunday Night Fights on MSG and Monday Night Fights on MSG+, part of MSG Networks’ Summer Block Party, start every week at 8:00 p.m.
On Sunday nights in July, MSG presents “EPIX Fights” for some of the most exciting recent heavyweight championship bouts, including Vitali Klitschko vs. Dereck Chisora for the WBC world heavyweight title and Wladimir Klitschko vs. Jean-Marc Mormeck for the WBA/IBF/WBO world heavyweight championship.
Monday nights on MSG+ are all about Oscar De La Hoya, the former ten-time champ, as the network showcases the “Golden Boy” against some of his toughest opponents, including “Sugar” Shane Mosley and Julio Cesar Chavez. The “Fight Sports Boxing” events showcase the full breadth of the acclaimed fighter’s career, including victories over 17 world champions.
Beginning Sunday, July 29, MSG Network will present “MEGA Fights!” featuring some of the best Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. bouts, including Pacquiao’s 2007 WBC International Super Featherweight bout versus Marco Antonio Barrera and Mayweather Jr.’s 2007 battle with Ricky Hatton. Additional “Mega Fights!” bouts on the schedule include: Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez (2008), Pacquiao vs. Oscar De La Hoya (2008), Mayweather Jr. vs. Mosley (2010) and Mosley vs. Antonio Margarito (2009).
Below is a full schedule for MSG Networks’ upcoming boxing programming:
MSG SUNDAY NIGHT FIGHTS
SUNDAY, JULY 1
8:00pm EPIX Boxing ‘12: Vitali Klitschko vs. Dereck Chisora, February 18, 2012- Set in Munich, Germany, Britain’s Chisora challenged the reigning champion Klitschko for the WBC world heavyweight title. After a volatile weigh-in, fans watched as Chisora entered the ring as the underdog against the Ukrainian fighter in his 12th title defense in three reigns as world champion.
SUNDAY, JULY 8
8:00pm EPIX Boxing ‘12: Alexander Povetkin vs. Marco Huck, February 25, 2012- WBO Cruiserweight Champion, Huck made his heavyweight division debut in front of his hometown crowd in Germany going round for round against WBA heavyweight champion Povetkin in what proved to be an exciting and aggressive fight.
SUNDAY, JULY 22
8:00pm EPIX Boxing ‘12: Wladimir Klitschko vs. Jean-Marc Mormeck, March 3, 2012- The youngest of the Klitschko brothers, Wladimir puts his WBO/WBA/IBF and RING heavyweight championship titles on the line against Jean-Marc Mormeck in Germany.
SUNDAY, JULY 29
8:00pm Fight Sports Boxing on MSG: MEGA Fights! WBC International Super Featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera vs. Manny Pacquiao, October 6, 2007- Entering the ring as the “2006 Fighter of the Year,” boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao faced three-division world champion Marco Antonio Barrera in a Vegas rumble.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5
8:00pm Fight Sports Boxing on MSG: MEGA Fights! Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Ricky Hatton, December 8, 2007- Mayweather (38-0) puts his WBC Welterweight Championship on the line against Britain’s Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton (43-0) and hands him his first career loss with a tenth round TKO
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12
8:00pm Fight Sports Boxing on MSG: MEGA Fights! Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez, March 15, 2008- In the second fight of their exciting trilogy, Pacquiao and Marquez returned to the ring to settle the controversial draw of their first bout. With the decision coming down to the judges’ scorecards, Pacquiao notched a split decision.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19
8:00pm Fight Sports Boxing on MSG: MEGA Fights! Welterweight super fight Manny Pacquiao vs. Oscar De La Hoya, December 6, 2008- Reigning as the World Boxing Council’s lightweight king at the time of the fight, Manny Pacquiao defeats Oscar De La Hoya in his first welterweight bought.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 26
8:00pm Fight Sports Boxing on MSG: MEGA Fights! Manny Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton. May 2, 2009- In what was promoted as “The Battle of East and West,” Pacquiao dropped Ricky Hatton twice in the first round, and quickly finished the IBO and Ring Magazine junior welterweight champ off in the last moment of the second round.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
8:00pm Fight Sports Boxing on MSG: MEGA Fights! Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Juan Manuel Marquez, September 19, 2009- Returning from a nearly two-year retirement, Mayweather Jr. faced lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez in a non-title welterweight match-up. Dominating each round, Mayweather took the unanimous decision.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
8:00pm Fight Sports Boxing on MSG: MEGA Fights! Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Shane Mosley, May 1, 2010- In a “show and prove” response to his critics, Mayweather secured a lopsided unanimous decision after going 12 rounds with Shane Mosley in their WBA welterweight match.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
8:00pm Fight Sports Boxing on MSG: MEGA Fights! Bernard Hopkins vs. Roy Jones, Jr., April 3, 2010- The reunion 17 years after their first, Hopkins and Jones Jr. go toe to toe, exchanging bitter blows with Hopkins winning the 12-round fight by unanimous decision.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
8:00pm Fight Sports Boxing on MSG: MEGA Fights! WBO Lightweight & WBA Super World Lightweight Title Fight- Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Juan Diaz, February 28, 2009- Voted “Fight of the Year” by The Boxing Writers Association of America, Marquez and Diaz went to war in the WBA and WBO Lightweight World Title fight. Marquez proved victorious, stopping Diaz in the ninth round.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
8:00pm Fight Sports Boxing on MSG: MEGA Fights! WBA Super World Welterweight Title- Shane Mosley vs. Antonio Margarito, January 24, 2009- Mosley scores his most impressive victory of his late career when he knocked out Margarito in the ninth round to claim the WBA welterweight title.
MSG+ MONDAY NIGHT FIGHTS
MONDAY, JULY 2
8:00pm Fight Sports Boxing on MSG+ In: Oscar De La Hoya vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., September 18, 1998- After their 1996 bout where De La Hoya pummeled the legendary Chavez for four rounds before being stopped by a ringside doctor, the two reunited in a memorable rematch resulting in Chavez quitting on his stool before the start of the ninth round.
9:00pm Fight Sports Boxing on MSG+ In 60: Oscar De La Hoya vs. Ricardo Mayorga, May 6, 2006- Over a year and a half after the only knockout loss of his career, De La Hoya redeemed himself with a sixth-round TKO of Ricardo Mayorga in Las Vegas. The victory gave De La Hoya his 10th world title (in six weight classes).
MONDAY, JULY 9
8:00pm Fight Sports Boxing on MSG+ In 60: Oscar De La Hoya vs. Shane Mosley, June 17, 2000- “Sugar” Shane Mosley made nine successful defenses of the IBF lightweight title before moving up two divisions to face Oscar De La Hoya for the WBC welterweight championship in Los Angeles’ Staples Center. After 12 back-and-forth rounds, Mosley took the split-decision victory.
9:00pm Fight Sports Boxing on MSG+: Greatest Classics: Special Edition: Medalist: De La Hoya vs. Grable- Just five fights into his boxing career, Oscar De La Hoya took on Mike Grable in a bout that extended his undefeated record to 6-0 knocking down Grable twice, on his way to a unanimous eight-round decision.
MONDAY, JULY 16
8:00pm Fight Sports Boxing on MSG+ In 60: Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao, December 6, 2008- Reigning as the World Boxing Council’s lightweight king at the time of the fight, Manny Pacquiao defeats Oscar De La Hoya in his first welterweight bought.
9:00pm Fight Sports Boxing on MSG+: Greatest Classics: Special Edition: Medalist: Fighters TBA
MONDAY, JULY 23
8:00pm Fight Sports Boxing on MSG+ In 60: Oscar De La Hoya vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., September 18, 1998- After their 1996 bout where De La Hoya pummeled the legendary Chavez for four rounds before being stopped by a ringside doctor, the two reunited in a memorable rematch resulting in Chavez quitting on his stool before the start of the ninth round.
9:00pm Fight Sports Boxing on MSG+: Greatest Classics: Special Edition: Medalist: Fighters TBA
MONDAY, JULY 30
8:00pm Fight Sports Boxing on MSG+: Fighters TBA
9:00pm Fight Sports Boxing on MSG+: Fighters TBA
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Dr. Charles Butler is Elected USA Boxing President
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO) – Dr. Charles Butler (Kalamazoo, Mich.), a long-term ringside physician and AIBA committee member, has been elected to serve as the President/Chair of USA Boxing. Butler was chosen by his fellow USA Boxing Board of Directors members to fill the role following the removal of Hal Adonis as President.
“It is a great honor to be elected President of USA Boxing 16 days before our team leaves for London. The time is critical for USA Boxing. We have a great and proud tradition. Now we must support that tradition with achievement,” Butler said. “We will provide for all needs of our athletes and coaches in this short preparation period. Once the Olympic Games are over, we will work to increase the number of both men and women boxers in our country and work to restore boxing to its rightful and historic place among all sports in the United States.”
In his first days as President of the organization, Butler implemented a financial incentive program for the 2012 Olympic Team, encouraging the team members to train and perform at their highest levels. The athletes will be rewarded for their efforts both in training camp as well as medal performances in London per Butler’s new program. Following the Olympic Games, he will turn his attention to updating USA Boxing’s rulebook and bylaws to ensure they are consistent.
Butler has served on the medical committee from 2003 to the present date, holding numerous positions on the board. He currently holds positions within numerous Ringside Physicians organizations both in the United States and abroad. Highly respected throughout the globe, Butler has been heavily involved at the international level over the past decade. He is a member of the AIBA Executive Committee, AIBA Reform Committee and AIBA Executive Bureau as well as serving as the Chair of AIBA’s Medical Commission and is the AIBA Medical Representative to the IOC. Butler was elected to USA Boxing’s Board of Directors in 2010 in the role of AIBA Director prior to being elected President on Monday.
Dr Butler is a highly respected Cardiac Surgeon who has held teaching positions at Harvard University, the Mayo Clinic, the University of Alabama, University of Utah, LSU, and Michigan State. He was the Director of Cardiac Surgery at Michigan State University’s Bronson Methodist Hospital from 1985-2005. Butler is a father of three, and he and his wife, Penny, live in Kalamazoo, Mich.
USA Boxing, as the national governing body for Olympic-style boxing, is the United States’ member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) and a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).