Lomachenko to Hold Media Workout in L.A.10/01/2013
HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (October 1, 2013) -- Two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist and boxing wunderkind VASYL "The Great" LOMACHENKO will host a Los Angeles Media Workout, Tomorrow! Wednesday, October 2, at Freddie Roach's Wild Card Boxing Club (1123 North Vine St. -- one block north of Santa Monica Blvd -- Hollywood, Calif. 90038), beginning at Noon PT. Interviews will take place before the workout. Joining Lomachenko will be Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum.
Lomachenko is in training as he prepares to jump into the deep end of boxing’s international-sized swimming pool when he makes his professional debut in a 10-round featherweight bout against World Boxing Organization (WBO) International featherweight champion and No. 7-world-rated contender Jose Luis Ramirez (24-2-2, 15 KOs), of México. Lomachenko’s pro debut will be showcased on the televised pay-per-view undercard of the WBO Welterweight Championship between undefeated defending champion TIMOTHY "Desert Storm" BRADLEY and four-division world champion and Méxican icon JUAN MANUEL "Dinamita" MÁRQUEZ -- the only two fighters to defeat Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao in the last seven years.
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Wynn Las Vegas, Márquez Boxing, and Tecate, Bradley vs. Márquez will take place Saturday, October 12, at the Thomas & Mack Center, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.
Lomachenko first gained international renown by winning gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Games as a featherweight and lightweight, respectively. Known for his all-out aggressive style of boxing, Lomachenko is equally aggressive in plotting his professional boxing plan to a world title where he insisted on making his pro debut in a 10-round bout against a seasoned veteran where a victory could propel him to a Top-10 world rating. He certainly has that in Ramirez who has won six of his last seven fights, including a career-best victory over Rey Bautista, ending the No. 4-rated contender's four-year winning streak.
Remaining tickets to the Bradley vs. Márquez welterweight championship event, priced at $800, $600, $400, $300, $200, $100 and $50, can be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office, online at UNLVtickets.com, at UNLVtickets Outlet Town Square Las Vegas Concierge, or by calling 702-739-FANS (3267).
Episode two of 24/7 Bradley/Márquez premieres Saturday, Oct. 5 on HBO -- immediately following World Championship Boxing --at approximately 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.
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