LOS ANGELES (May 10) A five-city press tour is planned for “Coming To Fight,” the highly anticipated match-up between light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (47-4-1, 32 KOs) and Winky Wright (51-3-1, 25 KOs) for Hopkins’ Ring Magazine light heavyweight belt. The tour kicks off Tuesday, May 15 at the ESPN Zone in New York City and continues on to Tampa, Washington , DC, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. The fighters will conduct press conferences, interviews and photo opportunities as part of the excitement leading into this summer’s hottest event.
Hopkins vs Wright “Coming to Fight” will take place Saturday, July 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, in association with Winky Promotions, and sponsored by Southwest Airlines, Tecate beer and Rockstar Energy Drink. HBO Pay-Per-View will televise the fight live at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT.
Tickets for the July 21 battle for supremacy at the Mandalay Bay Events Center are priced at $850, $650, $450, $250 and $100, and are now available at any Mandalay Bay box office and Ticketmaster.
“I love this fight, I’m ready for this fight,” said Hopkins. “I’m in tremendous shape, and I’ll show my fans once again how I dominate the ring.”
Wright stated, “I respect Bernard Hopkins for what he’s accomplished in his career but I’m looking forward to showing him I am the best in this business.”
HOPKINS VS. WRIGHT TOUR DATES AND CITIES
TUESDAY, MAY 15—NEW YORK CITY – ESPN ZONE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16—TAMPA
THURSDAY, MAY 17—WASHINGTON, DC/ PHILADELPHIA
TUESDAY, MAY 22—LOS ANGELES
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