GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PRESENTS LIVE WEB STREAM OF "ACTION HEROES" FIGHTERS' CLASSIC PAST FIGHTS RELIVE BOXING STARS' GREATEST HITS WHILE INTERACTING WITH THEM LIVE ONLINE
Robert Guerrero, Michael Katsidis & Paulie Malignaggi To Participate
LAS VEGAS, April 4 - Most sports fans dream of having the opportunity to experience a behind the scenes look into their favorite athletes' lives and careers. Starting Tuesday, April 5, fight fans will have a chance to do just that as Golden Boy Promotions will bring fans closer to the action than ever before with Live Web Streaming of featured "Action Heroes" fighters' classic past fights online at ringtv.com/fightnight. The streams, which are presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Yahoo!, UStream, RingTV.com and Craveonline, will re-air classic bouts along with live commentary by Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero, Michael Katsidis "The Great" and Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi while fans have the chance to ask the fighters questions about the fight live.
"This is one of my favorite new projects and I wish technology like this was available back when I was a kid," said Oscar de la Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. "Can you imagine hearing Muhammad Ali or Roberto Duran talk about their greatest fights while you watched with them during a fight week? I'm very excited about the 'Classics' Live Web Stream and giving fans the opportunity to watch a fight while hearing commentary from their favorite fighters as well as interacting with them."
Each live broadcast will be hosted by RingTV's Doug Fischer as he conducts live, online video chats with "Action Heroes" fighters Guerrero, Katsidis and Malignaggi. During the broadcasts, Fischer will present questions submitted by fans through Twitter using the hashtag #GBstream on the live feed at ringtv.com/fightnight giving them the once in a life time opportunity to chat live with some of boxing's top stars.
Below is the schedule for "Action Heroes" fight week:
Tuesday, April 5 at 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT - Robert Guerrero vs. Vicente Escobedo (Original date November 6, 2010 - Guerrero won a 10 round unanimous decision)
Wednesday, April 6 at 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT - Paulie Malignaggi vs. Juan Diaz II (Original date December 12, 2009 - Malignaggi won a 12 round unanimous decision)
Thursday, April 7 at 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT - Michael Katsidis vs. Czar Amonsot
(Original date July 21, 2007 - Katsidis won 12 round unanimous decision)
For more information, stay tuned to GoldenBoyPromotions.com, Yahoo!, UStream, RingTV.com and Craveonline, as well as the fighters' official Twitter and Facebook pages.
"Action Heroes," featuring Morales vs. Maidana in a 12-round junior welterweight bout, Robert Guerrero vs. Michael Katsidis in a 12-round bout for the vacant WBA and WBO Interim Lightweight Championships, James Kirkland facing Nobuhiro Ishida in an 8-round middleweight bout and Paul Malignaggi vs. Jose Miguel Cotto in a 10-round welterweight bout, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Erik Morales' Box Latino and Universum Box Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, AT&T, DeWalt Tools and Tres Generaciones Tequila. Guerrero vs. Katsidis is presented in association with Sampson Boxing. The Pay-Per-View bouts will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets for "Action Heroes," priced at $350, $250, $150, $75, $50 and $25, are on sale now. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @boxlatino, @UBPboxen, @terrible100, @ChinoMaidana, @TeamGuerrero, @MickKatsidis, @PAULMALIGNAGGI@DannySwift, @mrgaryrusselljr or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing. Follow HBO Boxing newsat www.hbo.com/boxing,Facebook at www.facebook.com/hboboxing and on Twitter www.twitter.com/hboboxing.
The Morales vs. Maidana pay-per-view telecast, which begins at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT, has a suggested retail price of $44.95, will be produced and distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and will be available to more than 71 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. For Morales vs. Maidana fight week updates, log on to www.hbo.com.