THE STARS COME OUT AT NIGHT AS FLOYD “MONEY” MAYWEATHER AND “VICIOUS” VICTOR ORTIZ HOLD SPECIAL NIGHTTIME PRESS CONFERENCE IN LOS ANGELES TO OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE SEPTEMBER 17WELTERWEIGHT TITLE MEGA-FIGHT
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 AT SUNDOWN (APPROX. 8:00 P.M. PT)
NOKIA PLAZA AT L.A. LIVE
**OPEN TO THE PUBLIC**
WHO: FLOYD MAYWEATHER,Six-time, five division World Champion
VICTOR ORTIZ, Current WBC Welterweight World Champion
LEONARD ELLERBE, CEO of Mayweather Promotions
RICHARD SCHAEFER,CEO of Golden Boy Promotions
DANNY GARCIA, Ortiz’s Trainer
MARK TAFFET, Senior Vice President of HBO Pay-Per-View®
WHAT: FLOYD “MONEY” MAYWEATHER and “VICIOUS” VICTOR ORTIZ will hold a special event and evening press conference in Los Angeles to officially announce their WBC Welterweight World Championship fight taking place Saturday, Sept. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Mayweather, who is returning to the ring after a 16-month hiatus, will face the hard-hitting young champion Victor Ortiz on Mexican Independence Day weekend in what will be one of the biggest nights of boxing in 2011.
Please note: This event is open to the PUBLIC. Fans are encouraged to arrive early.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 29
7:00 p.m. PT – Media Check-In/Dinner at
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at L.A. LIVE – Patio
Sundown (Approx. 8:00 p.m. PT) – Press Conference Begins
WHERE: NOKIA Plaza at L.A. Live
777 Chick Hearn Court
PARKING: General media parking will be in the L.A. LIVE Parking Garages (East or West). Two hour parking validations will be provided only to accredited media members.
FACTS: Mayweather vs. Ortiz is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions. The 12-round welterweight mega-fight will take place Saturday, Sept. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®. Additional fight details to be announced shortly.