Tuesday, October 4th 2016

Donaire, Valdez & Shiming to Fight on Pacquiao-Vargas Card

LOS ANGELES (September 21, 2016) — NONITO “THE FILIPINO FLASH” DONAIRE and ÓSCAR VALDEZWORLD BOXING ORGANIZATION (WBO) junior featherweight and featherweight world champions, respectively, top-rated contendersJESSIE MAGDALENO and ZOU SHIMING and Hall of Fame promoter BOB ARUM will host a press conference luncheonNext Tuesday!  September 27, at THE CONGA ROOM, located at LA Live (800 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90015.)  Luncheon will be served at 12:30 p.m. with the press conference beginning at 1:15 p.m. PT.  All the participants and their teams will be available for one-on-one interviews.

They will be announcing their championship battles which will be the co-main events to the MANNY “PACMAN” PACQUIAO – JESSIE VARGAS WBO welterweight world title fight.

Donaire (37-3, 24 KOs), of a General Santos City, Philippines, a five-division world champion and the 2012 Fighter of the Year, will be defending his world title belt against No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger Magdaleno (23-0, 17 KOs), from Las Vegas, NV, who has won eight of his last 10 fights by knockout.  Valdez (21-0, 18 KOs), a two-time Mexican Olympian who hails from Nogales, Mexico, will be making his first title defense, against No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger Hiroshige Osawa (30-3-4, 19 KOs), from Osaka, Japan, and Zou (8-1, 2 KOs), a two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Amateur Champion from from Guizhou, China, will battle  Prasitak Papoem (39-1-2, 24 KOs), from Buriram, Thailand, in a rematch between the two Top-Three world-rated contenders in a 12-round flyweight fight.  Papoem is riding  a two-year, 12-bout winning streak since his sole loss which was to Zou.  All of his victories during his current winning streak have come by way of knockout.

The six gladiators have a combined record of 158-8-6 (104 KOs) — a winning percentage of 92% with nearly 2/3 of those victories coming by way of knockout.

Pacquiao vs. Vargas will take place Saturday, November 5, at the THOMAS & MACK CENTER on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.   The world championship event will be produced and distributed live by Top Rank® Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT, and will be available on all conventional platforms, including all major cable and satellite systems, as well as Top Rank’s digital distribution via WWW.TOPRANK.TV and  mobile devices.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions and Wynn Las Vegas, remaining tickets to the Pacquiao vs. Vargas world championship event are priced at $1,000, $700, $500, $300, $100 and $50, not including applicable service fees.  They may be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office, online atHTTP://WWW.UNLVTICKETS.COM/, at UNLVtickets Outlet Town Square Las Vegas and La Bonita Supermarkets.  To charge by phone call 702-739-FANS (3267) or 866-388-FANS (3267).

For fight updates go to WWW.TOPRANK.COM and WWW.PACVARGAS.COM, on Facebook at FACEBOOK.COM/TRBOXING orFACEBOOK.COM/TRBOXEO, and on Twitter at TWITTER.COM/TRBOXING or TWITTER.COM/TRBOXEO.  Use the Hashtag #PacVargas to join the conversation on Twitter.