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LOS ANGELES, CA (July 11th) — Two of boxing’s most popular and colorful personalities, two-time world champion “El Feroz” Fernando Vargas and three-time world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga, have agreed to face each other in a scheduled 12-round match fought at a catch weight of 162 pounds in what promises to be a knock-down, drag-out, fight-to-the-finish slugfest at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, Sept. 8. A fight broke out at a press conference on Wednesday in Los Angeles where former world champions met for the first time.
Tickets priced at $300, $150, $100 and $50 go on sale Monday at noon online at ticketmaster.com, via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (213) 480-3232 or (714) 740-2000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers including Wherehouse Music, Robinsons-May, Tower Records and Ritmo Latino locations. Tickets are also available at the STAPLES Center box office and the box office at TEAM LA at Universal CityWalk.
Leaders from two of the most successful boxing promotional firms in history—Don King from Don King Productions and Kathy Duva from Main Events—announced the fight and their joint promotion of the event in association with AEG and STAPLES Center, today at the downtown Los Angeles arena. The event will also be televised live domestically beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, at a suggested retail price of $44.95, distributed by SHOWTIME® PPV.
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