MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL HOSTS CLOSED CIRCUIT VIEWING FOR “STAR POWER: MAYWEATHER VS. ORTIZ”
Closed Circuit Tickets on Sale Monday, Aug. 15 at 10:00 a.m. PST
LAS VEGAS (August 12, 2011) – Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and MGM Resorts International are proud to announce that the most anticipated boxing mega-event of 2011, “STAR POWER: MAYWEATHER vs. ORTIZ”, will be available via closed circuit viewing for all fight fans in Las Vegas Saturday, Sept. 17. The global event will attract fight fans worldwide and to ensure everyone has the opportunity to be a part of this unprecedented event, it was announced today that MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor and Circus Circus will host the closed circuit telecast. “STAR POWER” will be produced and distributed by HBO-Pay-Per-View® with the live telecast beginning at 6:00 p.m. PST.
Tickets for the closed circuit telecast are priced at $50, not including handling fees. All seats are general admission and go on sale Monday, Aug. 15 at 10:00 a.m. PST at each individual property’s box office outlets or by phone with a major credit card at 866-799-7711. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. Tickets for the viewings at MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay will also be available through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
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“STAR POWER” is a mega-event taking place Saturday, Sept. 17 from two world-class cities with three world titles at stake. Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz will face off in a 12-round fight for Ortiz’s WBC Welterweight World Title from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Canelo Alvarez and Alfonso Gomez will do battle in a 12-round fight for Alvarez’s WBC Super Welterweight World Title from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Also live in Las Vegas will be Erik Morales vs. Lucas Matthysse in a 12-round fight for the vacant WBC Super Lightweight World Title and an opening fight featuring undefeated rising star Jessie Vargas against top contender Josesito Lopez. The mega event is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, DeWALT Tools and AT&T. Alvarez vs. Gomez is presented in association with Canelo Promotions and Morales vs. Matthysse is presented in association with Box Latino Promotions and Arano Box Promotions.”STAR POWER: Mayweather vs. Ortiz” will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. EST/6:00 p.m. PST.
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