Monday, September 10th 2012

Sergio Martinez to Hold Open Workout

LOS ANGELES (September 10, 2012) — Two-division world champion and the pound for pound kingpin with the matinee idol looks, SERGIO “MARAVILLA” MARTÍNEZ, will kick off Fight Week by hosting his only Media Workout Today!  Monday, September 10, beginning at Noon PT, at Fortune Gym (7574 B Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90046.)  MARTÍNEZ (49-2-2, 28 KOs), of Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, has been in deep training for his challenge of WBC middleweight champion JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ JR. (46-0-1, 32 KOs), of Culiacán, México. Martínez and his team will be available for interviews before his workout.

Promoted by TOP RANK®, Zanfer Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, in association with Wynn Las Vegas, AT&T and Tecate, theCHÁVEZ JR. VS. MARTÍNEZ Middleweight Championship Event will take place Saturday, September 15, Méxican Independence Day Weekend, 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.

Remaining tickets to the Julio César Chávez Jr. vs. Sergio Martínez World Middleweight Championship, priced at $75 and $50, can be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center box office and Town Square Las Vegas Concierge. Tickets can also be purchased online at  To charge by telephone call (702) 739-FANS.

Remaining tickets to the Wynn Las Vegas closed circuit presentation are priced at $70 for reserved seating in the intimate Encore Theater and $50 for general admission in the Lafite Ballroom at Wynn.  Ticket prices are inclusive of applicable taxes and fees and can be purchased by calling (702) 770-7118, through the website WYNNLASVEGAS.COM or by visiting the Wynn Ticket Office (Friday-Tuesday:  10 a.m. to 11 p.m. PT / Wednesday-Thursday:  10 a.m. –   6 p.m. PT) or the Wynn Concierge (Daily:  10 a.m. – 9 p.m. PT.)

The Chávez Jr. vs. Martínez world championship telecast, which begins at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View and will be available to more than 92 million pay-per-view homes. HBO Pay-Per-View, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. Follow HBO Boxing news at and atWWW.FACEBOOK.COM/HBOBOXING. Use the hashtag #ChavezMartinez to join the conversation on Twitter.  For Chávez Jr. vs. Martínez updates log on to TOPRANK.COM, WWW.DBE1.COM or WWW.HBO.COM.

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Lee Samuels, Top Rank:  702-378-1083 / [email protected]

Ricardo Jimenez, Top Rank/Chávez Jr:  909-615-3436 / [email protected]

Kevin Rooney, Jr., DiBella Entertainment/Martínez:  646-496-7403 / [email protected]

Fred Sternburg, Sternburg Comm:  303-548-0707 / [email protected]

Ed Keenan, EMC Events:  609-399-1330 / [email protected]

Patrick Byrne, HBO Pay-Per-View:  212/512-1361 / [email protected]

Deanna Pettit, Wynn Las Vegas:  702-770-2121 / [email protected]

Rachel Trontel, Thomas & Mack Center:  702-895-3078 / [email protected]

Media Credentials:  [email protected]

Fortune Gym:  323-845-4755