WHORUPICKING.COM IS THE ONLINE HOME FOR
“FIGHT OF THE YEAR: THE REMATCH”
LOS ANGELES – Following the groundbreaking success of Golden Boy Promotions’ official website for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Sugar Shane Mosley showdown this past May, WhoRUPicking.com is back, and is now featuring all the latest news and coverage for the highly-anticipated July 31 rematch between Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez and Juan “Baby” Diaz.
The website features an interactive poll where you can vote for the winner of all the PPV bouts (Marquez vs. Diaz, Jacobs vs. Pirog, Guerrero vs. Casamayor and Linares vs. Juarez), exclusive videos with footage from Marquez and Diaz’ first bout (which was the consensus pick for 2009 Fight of the Year), training camp reports and in-depth bios. It also has fan contests, badges for fans to put on their Twitter and Facebook accounts or own websites and all the information you need to see the fight live on Pay-Per-View or at your local movie theater.
“We have found that fans love to go to a site that has all of the information about the fight and the fighters in one location,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO Golden Boy Promotions. “WhoRUPicking.com is an excellent way for them to feel like they are part of the experience and the build-up to the event. Additionally, it gives fans the opportunity to let the world know who they are picking to win the fights.”
Marquez vs. Diaz II “Fight of the Year: The Rematch” is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Marquez Boxing Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and AT&T. The 12-round rematch of the “2009 Fight of the Year” is scheduled for Saturday, July 31 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. and will be for Marquez’s Ring Magazine, WBA and WBO Lightweight World titles. The championship fight will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Tickets for Marquez vs. Diaz II are priced at $350, $250, $150, $100 and $50 and are on sale now. Tickets are available for purchase at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
The Marquez vs. Diaz II pay-per-view telecast, which begins at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, has a suggested retail price of $49.95 and 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 Marquez vs. Diaz II fight week updates, log on to www.hbo.com.
Marquez and Diaz will appear larger-than-life on the big screen presented by NCM Fathom. Marquez vs. Diaz II “Fight of the Year: The Rematch”will be broadcast in high definition LIVE to more than 270 movie theaters nationwide at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT. Tickets to see this fight on the big screen are available at theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For more information visit www.marquezvsdiazonthebigscreen.com.