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"Battle of the Champions" Features Some of Boxing's Best


 Top Rank is promoting "Battle of Champions" in association with Arena Box and Zanfer Promotions. The Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Orlando Salido and Brandon Rios vs. Anothony Peterson bouts will be televised on HBO After Dark.

The very popular Notre Dame champion Mike Lee will be in a light heavyweight bout.  Lee, 22, is a graduate of Notre Dame, majoring in finance.  "Mike Lee is bringing a whole new group of fans into the sport of boxing," Arum said. 

First bell is 4:30 pm. The televised bouts begin at 7 pm.

Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $50 plus applicable fees are available at the Pearl Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, call 1-800-745-3000 or visit

The Pearl Box Office is open Sunday from noon to 7 pm, Monday from noon to 10:30 pm, Tuesday from noon to 7 pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 9 pm and Saturday from noon to 10 pm.  The Pearl is sponsored by Citi. For more information on upcoming events, call 702-942-6888.

The Pearl is Las Vegas' premier concert theatre with accomodations for 2,500 ticket holders. Featuring a stage just four feet from the floor and the furthest seating area a mere 120 feet away from the stage, the Pearl offers the utmost in intimate viewing of your favorite acts. Private and semi-private skyboxes are located on each side of the venue. The Pearl is a marvel of modern technology. For more information, go to
www.palms.comLas Vegas, August 10, 2010 -  Two great champions - Yurirorkis Gamboa of Miami and Orlando Salido of Mexico - will battle on Top Rank's 'Battle of the Champions'  - at the Pearl Concert Theater inside of the Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, September 11.

Gamboa and Salido are world featherweight champions. Both will put their titles on the line.  

Gamboa, a big puncher, has a record of 18-0, 15 KOs. He is the WBA champion, as well as four-time Cuban national champion and a 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist. Salido is the IBF featherweight champion. He has a record of 34-10-2, 22 KOs and is trained by former world champion Daniel Zaragoza.

"This is an exciting match-up of champions - a real battle," said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank.

Two strong undefeated lightweights, Brandon Rios of Oxnard, Ca. and Anthony Peterson of Washington, D.C., will battle in a World Lightweight Eliminator. Rios has a record of 24-0-1, 17 KOs; Peterson is 30-0, 20 KOs.

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