MEXICAN SUPERSTAR JAIME CAMIL TO SING MEXICAN NATIONAL ANTHEM MAY 5th

MEXICAN SUPERSTAR JAIME CAMIL TO SING

“RING KINGS: MAYWEATHER VS. COTTO”

CINCO DE MAYO MEGA-FIGHT

 

LOS ANGELES (April 27)…Renowned Mexican actor and singer Jaime Camil is set to sing the Himno Nacional Mexicano at “Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto” on May 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas which will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®. Camil will have the honor of singing the anthem at the mega-event which coincides with the Cinco de Mayo holiday, traditionally one of the biggest boxing weekends of the year.

 

“We are thrilled to have a Mexican superstar like Jaime Camil singing the Mexican national anthem on May 5,” said Oscar de la Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. “It only adds to the level of superstardom of this mega-event and it gives the Mexican and Mexican-American fans yet one more reason to watch.”

 

Camil is a prominent screen and stage actor, recording artist and television personality who began his career as a radio DJ. Camil has four platinum-selling albums and his latest album, “Por Ella Soy Eva” is currently in the top 10 albums of the iTunes Mexico music store. He starred in the bound-for-Broadway original musical “The Mambo Kings” at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, Calif as well as in the most successful Mexican films of all time such as “7DAYS,” “Zapata,” “Recien Cazado,” “Saving Private Perez,” “Heaven In Your Eyes” and “Regresa” for which he won the “Best Film Actor” award at the PREMIOS JUVENTUD ceremony, beating out Javier Bardem, Gael Garcia Bernal and Antonio Banderas. “Regresa” also won “Best Entertaining Film” at the Monaco Film Festival. He has received numerous and prestigious awards including the ACE Award for “Man of the Year” in 2007. Camil was nominated for a Mexican Academy Award (ARIEL) and won a Mexican Golden Globe (Diosa de Plata) both recognitions for the film “7DAYS.”

 

He’s also been featured on hundreds of magazine covers including PEOPLE en Español’s “Sexiest Men Alive” issue. Camil currently stars in “Por Ella Soy Eva, the most successful TV show in Latin America, bringing record ratings and market share to Televisa.

 

“It has been a dream of mine to be able to sing my national anthem at an important sporting event,” said Camil. “It is a great honor to sing at one of the most important fights of the year on one of the most important dates of Mexican history, Cinco de Mayo, Puebla’s battle. I’ll proudly sing from my heart that night and hopefully every single Mexican heart will vibrate with mine in joy and happiness.”

 

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“Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto,” a 12-round fight for Cotto’s WBA Super Welterweight World Championship and the vacant WBC Super Welterweight Diamond belt, is 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 Canelo’s WBC Super Welterweight World Championship which is presented in association with Canelo Promotions and Sugar Shane Mosley Promotions and a 10-round welterweight fight featuring undefeated rising star Jessie Vargas and former World Champion Steve Forbes. Opening the pay-per-view broadcast will be a 10-round bout between super welterweight contender DeAndre Latimore and former World Champion Carlos Quintana which is presented in association with DiBella Entertainment. 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.

 

Limited tickets for “Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto” are still available, with a total ticket limit of ten (10) per person. 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.

 

Three Las Vegas MGM Resorts, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo and The Mirage, will host live closed circuit telecasts of “Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto.” Advanced purchased tickets for the closed circuit telecasts are priced at $75, not including handling fees. All seats are general admission and are on sale now at each individual property’s box office outlets or by phone with a major credit card at (866) 799-7711.

 

Episode three of HBO’s all-access reality series 24/7 MAYWEATHER/COTTO debuts on Saturday, April 28 (9:45 p.m. ET/PT), with the finale debuting Friday, May 4 (8:00 p.m. ET/PT), the night before the high-stakes super welterweight title bout. All four episodes will have multiple replay dates on HBO, and the series will also be available on HBO On Demand® and HBO GO®.

 

NCM Fathom will broadcast “Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto” in high definition LIVE to more than 440 movie theaters nationwide. Tickets to see the fight on the big screen are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.