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Rios & Vargas to Hold a Press Conference July 8 in L.A.

Rios & Vargas to Hold a Press Conference July 8 in L.A.

07/07/2014

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (July 7, 2014) -- Former world lightweight champion and pound-for-pound all-action fighter BRANDON "Bam Bam" RIOSundefeated WBA super lightweight champion "The Pride of Las Vegas" JESSIE VARGAS, his next opponent, undefeated contender ANTON "The Pick Hammer" NOVIKOV, and 2012 U.S. Olympian and social activist JOSE RAMÍREZ will host a Los Angeles press conference Tomorrow! Tuesday, July 8 at Avalon Hollywood (1735 Vine St. - between Hollywood Blvd and Yucca St - Hollywood, Calif. 90028).  Media may report at 1:00 p.m. with the press conference beginning at 1:30 p.m. PT.  Joining the fighters and their teams will be Todd duBoef,President of Top Rank and Fedor Banuchi, Vice President of Entertainment and Nightlife at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

The four fighters will be discussing their upcoming fights, which will headline an exciting boxing event, Saturday, August 2, in The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.  Rios (31-2-1, 22 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., will be making his eagerly-anticipated  2014 debut, taking on one-time interim world champion DIEGO "La Joya" CHAVES (23-1, 19 KOs), of Buenos Aires, in a 10-round welterweight battle.  Vargas (24-0, 9 KOs), of Las Vegas, NV., will be making his world champion debut, defending his title against Novikov (29-0, 10 KOs), of Kopeysk, Russia.  Both fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.  Ramírez (10-0, 8 KOs), of Avenal, Calif., will be featured in an eight-round lightweight bout on the non-televised undercard.

The fighters and their teams will be available for one-on-one interviews. 

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, remaining tickets to the Rios vs. Chaves / Vargas vs. Novikov world championship event are available for purchase atwww.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are priced at $50, $75, $100, $150 and $200. Room / ticket packages are also available.

 

For fight updates go to www.toprank.com or www.hbo.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/trboxingand on Twitter at twitter.com/trboxing and twitter.com/trboxeo

For more information on The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, visit www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com. Follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cosmopolitan_lv or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thecosmopolitan.

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (Media):

 

TOP RANK

Lee Samuels/Rios:  702-378-1083 / Lee@toprank.com

Ricardo Jimenez:  909-615-3436 / ricardoej@aol.com  

Fred Sternburg:  303-740-7746 / Toofred@aol.com  

 

HBO

Kevin Flaherty:  212-512-5052 / kevin.flaherty@hbo.com

 

THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS

Kimberly Diller: 702-698-7140 / pr@cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

Wendy Sloan/Kirvin Doak Communications: 702-737-3100 / thecosmopolitan@kirvindoak.com   

 

MEDIA CREDENTIALS:  www.toprank.com/credentials 

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