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PRESS CONFERENCE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 AT 1:00 P.M. PT @ THE “FABULOUS” FORUM
HOPKINS VS. SMITH FROM THE “FABULOUS” FORUM
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17 – LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®
SHABRANSKYY VS. BARRERA FROM FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16 – LIVE ON HBO LATINO® BOXING
WHO: BERNARD HOPKINS
Former Two Division World Champion and Future Hall of Famer
JOE SMITH JR., Light Heavyweight Contender
VYACHESLAV SHABRANSKYY, WBC USNBC Light Heavyweight Champion
RONNY RIOS,FormerWBC Silver Featherweight Champion
ROY TAPIA,Featherweight Prospect
OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions
JOE DEGUARDIA,President and CEO of Star Boxing
WHEN: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. PT
12:00 p.m. – Media Arrival and Check-in
1:00 p.m. – Press Conference Begins
Former two-division world champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs), and Light Heavyweight contender Joe Smith, Jr. (22-1, 18 KOs) will hold a press conference at The “Fabulous” Forum in Los Angeles to officially announce their upcoming 12-round bout slated for Saturday, December 17. The bout will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®. Also, in attendance for this press conference will be Los Angeles-based undefeated Vyacheslav “Lionheart Chingonskyy” Shabranskyy (17-0, 14 KOs) as he takes on Cuban standout Sullivan Barrera (17-1, 12 KOs) for a 10-round bout for Shabranskyy’s WBC USNBC Light Heavyweight title on HBO Latino® Boxing on Friday, December 16 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Also in attendance on Monday will be former WBC Silver featherweight titlist Ronny Rios (26-1, 11 KOs) and Roy “Pitbull” Tapia (12-1-2, 6 KOs) who will be the opening bout of the HBO Latino® card.
Hopkins vs. Smith is a 12-round light heavyweight battle presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Star Boxing and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, BORN BOLD and Casa Mexico Tequila. The event will be televised live on HBO’s flagship series beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Tickets for Hopkins vs. Smith are priced at $25, $50, $75, $105 and $205, not including applicable service charges and taxes, with a total ticket limit of 12 per person, go on sale Monday, October 24, 2016 at 10:00 am PST. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or the Forum Box Office (Monday through Friday 11:00am PST to 7:00pm PST) at (310) 330-7300. Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.fabulousforum.comor www.ticketmaster.com.
Shabranskyy vs. Barrera is a 10-round bout for the WBC USNBC Light Heavyweight championship, presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Main Events and sponsored by “Tecate, BORN BOLD,” and Casa Mexico Tequila Doors open at 4:00 p.m. PT and the first fight begins at 4:15 p.m. PT. The HBO Latino® Boxing telecast begins at 10:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT). Ticket information to be announced shortly.