Boxing Ring Kings Floyd Mayweather And Miguel Cotto Face Off On The Big Screen

Boxing
Ring Kings

Floyd
Mayweather and Miguel Cotto

Face Off
on the Big Screen

NCM
Fathom Events, Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions,

Miguel
Cotto Promotions and O’Reilly Auto Parts Bring Two Electrifying Bouts from Las
Vegas to Movie Theaters Nationwide in High-Definition on May
5

Centennial, Colo. – April 10,
2012 – This Cinco de Mayo, boxing superstar and seven-time World Champion
Floyd “Money” Mayweather will take on current WBA Super Welterweight
World Champion Miguel Cotto in the big screen event, Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto Fight
Live
on
Saturday, May 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Broadcast in high definition to
nearly 440 movie theaters nationwide from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las
Vegas, the highly anticipated match-up will give fans a ringside seat as
Mayweathersteps up in weight to challenge Cotto for the super welterweight
championship. Also featured on this blockbuster card, will be young superstar
Canelo Alvarez facing six-time World Champion Sugar Shane
Mosley
.

Tickets for Ring Kings:
Mayweather vs. Cotto Fight Live
are available at participating theater
box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of
theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom website (theaters and
participants are subject to change
).

 

Presented by NCM Fathom
Events, Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions, Miguel Cotto Promotions
and O’Reilly Auto Parts, Rings Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto Fight
Live
is the latest boxing event to be broadcast live in select movie
theaters across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. Fathom Events, Mayweather
Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions first teamed up in September of 2009 to
bring the highly successful presentation of Mayweather vs. Juan Manuel
“Dinamita” Marquez fight to theaters. Fathom Events, Mayweather Promotions and
Golden Boy also presented live boxing on the big screen in 2010 and 2011
including Star Power: Mayweather vs. Ortizlast Mexican
Independence Day weekend.

 

“I love the fact that people
can see my fights in movie theaters across the country,” said Mayweather.
“Everyone knows when I fight it is nothing but lights, camera, action. Seeing it
on the big screen is going to give fans a great experience. I say buy some
popcorn, candy and a soda and enjoy the show because they are definitely going
to get their money’s worth.”

 

Mayweather (42-0, 26 KO’s) is
recognized worldwide as one of the best fighters of this generation and is
always a major attraction when he steps in to the ring. In his last ring
appearance, Mayweather took on the younger Victor Ortiz and showcased his boxing
skills, taking Ortiz to school in the first three rounds before knocking him out
in the fourth. Throughout his extraordinary career, Mayweather has faced
boxing’s best including Diego Corrales, Jose Luis Castillo, Arturo Gatti, Zab
Judah, Oscar de la Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez and Sugar Shane
Mosley, yet remains an undefeated, seven-time world champion in five weight
classes.

 

“This is the first time one
of my fights will be shown in movie theaters in the United States.  We have done
it in Puerto Rico in the past, with great success,” said Cotto. “This gives my
fans across the country a new way to watch me in the ring.  It is exciting.  Now
there is no way to miss this great fight.”

 

Cotto (37-2, 30 KO’s) is Puerto
Rico’s most exciting fighter, one of its greatest of all time and defined by his
warrior spirit. He has held a world title every year since 2004 and has won 16
of the 18 world championships bouts in which he has fought. Capturing the WBA
Super Welterweight title in June of 2010, Cotto took on then undefeated
defending champion Yuri Foreman at Yankee Stadium, handing him his first defeat.
He is coming off of the second defense of his title, which he defended with a
spectacular tenth-round knockout of Antonio Margarito. With this knockout, he
also avenged his July 2008 loss to Margarito.

“This fight card is going to
be so electrifying with the action from both Mayweather vs. Cotto and Alvarez
vs. Mosley that anyone watching it on the big screen in movie theaters across
the country will have a fantastic experience on Cinco de Mayo weekend,” said
Richard Schaefer, CEO Golden Boy Promotions.  “We are pleased to have NCM Fathom
as partners in this event and thank them for bringing championship boxing to the
big screen for an unparalleled level of entertainment.”

 

With his ferocious and
fan-friendly style in the ring, at just 21 years of age Alvarez (39-0-1,
29 KO’s) is Mexico’s latest boxing superhero. After turning pro at just 15 years
old, Alvarez tore through the local competition in Mexico and to date has only
one blemish on his record – a four round draw with Jorge Juarez (which took
place in 2006). Since then no one has come close to beating him. Alvarez took
home his first world championship in 2011 and defended it with knockouts of Ryan
Rhodes, Alfonzo Gomez and Kermit Cintron respectively later in the year. On May
5, he faces his most significant opponent to date in Sugar Shane Mosley.

 

Having defined the word
“fighter” for nearly two decades, Mosley is one of the most revered
boxers of this era. A stellar amateur that just missed out on the 1992 Olympics,
Mosley has gone on to strike gold as a professional. With his stunning defeat of
Oscar de la Hoya in 2000, Mosley jumped to the top of the list of the best pound
for pound fighters in the world. He held that position until losing his belt to
Vernon Forrest in 2002 but has since climbed back to the top by being a regular
in boxing’s biggest super fights from 2005-2011. With this fight against
Alvarez, Mosley looks to win his seventh world title at 40 years old.

“Over the past few years,
boxing fans have filled movie theaters across the country to see Mayweather take
on the best fighters in the world,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice
president of NCM Fathom Events. “This bout promises to be as exciting as the
first time Mayweather appeared on the big screen in 2009 as he now moves up in
weight to challenge Cotto for the super welterweight championship.”

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About
National CineMedia (NCM)

NCM operates
NCM Media Networks, a leading integrated media company reaching U.S. consumers
in movie theaters, online and through mobile technology.  The NCM Cinema Network and
NCM Fathom present
cinema advertising and events across the nation’s largest digital in-theater
network, comprised of theaters owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark
Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) and other
leading regional theater circuits. NCM’s theater advertising network covers 177
Designated Market Areas® (49 of the top 50) and includes over 18,600 screens
(approximately 17,700 digital). During 2011, nearly 671 million patrons (on an
annualized basis) attended movies shown in theaters in which NCM currently has
exclusive, cinema advertising agreements in place.  The NCM Fathom Events live
digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is comprised of over 700 locations in 167
Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). The NCM Interactive Network offers
360-degree integrated marketing opportunities in combination with cinema,
encompassing 42 entertainment-related websites, online widgets and mobile
applications.  National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) owns a 48.7% interest in
and is the managing member of National CineMedia LLC. For more information,
visit www.ncm.com or
www.FathomEvents.com.

 

About
Golden Boy Promotions

Los
Angeles-based Golden Boy Promotions was established in 2002 by Oscar de la Hoya,
the first Hispanic to own a national boxing promotional company. In 2007, in its
fifth year of promoting, Golden Boy Promotions set a record by selling over 2.5
million in pay-per-view homes in a single night.  Also in 2007, Golden Boy
Promotions established the record for highest grossing pay-per-view homes in a
single year with more than 4 million total.  Golden Boy Promotions is one of
boxing’s most active and respected promoters, presenting shows in packed venues
around the United States on networks such as HBO, SHOWTIME, TeleFutura, Fox
Sports Net and ESPN.

 

About
“Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto”

“Ring
Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto,”
a 12-round
fight for Cotto’s WBA Super Welterweight World Championshipis promoted by
Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions. Also featured will be Canelo Alvarez
vs. Sugar Shane Mosley, a 12-round fight for Alvarez’s WBC
Super Welterweight World Championship which is presented in association with
Canelo Promotions and Sugar Shane Mosley Promotions.  The mega event is sponsored by Corona, Hatfields & McCoys on
HISTORY™, DeWalt Tools, AT&T, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Puebla-Cinco De
Mayo and will take place Saturday, May 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las
Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by
HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.