OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions
JOE DEGUARDIA,President and CEO of Star Boxing
The Forum/Indoor West Concourse – Los Angeles, CA
3900 W. Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood, CA 90305
Note: Media enter through ramp adjacent to Forum Club on west side of venue.
*Free parking available in Lot K through Prairie Avenue Entrance (Westside of venue)
Monday, October 24, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. PT
12:00 p.m. – Media Arrival and Check-in
1:00 p.m. – Press Conference Begins
WHAT: Former two-division world champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs), and Light Heavyweight contender Joe Smith, Jr. (22-1, 18 KOs) will hold a press conference at The “Fabulous” Forum in Los Angeles to officially announce their upcoming 12-round bout slated for Saturday, December 17. The bout will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®. Also, in attendance for this press conference will be Los Angeles-based undefeatedVyacheslav “Lionheart Chingonskyy” Shabranskyy (17-0, 14 KOs) as he takes on Cuban standout Sullivan Barrera (17-1, 12 KOs) for a 10-round bout for Shabranskyy’s WBC USNBC Light Heavyweight title on HBO Latino® Boxing onFriday, December 16 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Also in attendance on Monday will be former WBC Silver featherweight titlist Ronny Rios (26-1, 11 KOs) and Roy “Pitbull” Tapia (12-1-2, 6 KOs) who will be the opening bout of the HBO Latino® card.
FACTS: Hopkins vs. Smith is a 12-round light heavyweight battle presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Star Boxing and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, BORN BOLD and Casa Mexico Tequila. The event will be televised live on HBO’s flagship series beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Tickets for Hopkins vs. Smith are priced at $25, $50, $75, $105 and $205, not including applicable service charges and taxes, with a total ticket limit of 12 per person, go on sale Monday, October 24, 2016 at 10:00 am PST. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or the Forum Box Office (Monday through Friday11:00am PST to 7:00pm PST) at (310) 330-7300. Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.fabulousforum.comorwww.ticketmaster.com.
Shabranskyy vs. Barrera is a 10-round bout for the WBC USNBC Light Heavyweight championship, presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Main Events and sponsored by “Tecate, BORN BOLD,” and Casa Mexico Tequila Doors open at 4:00 p.m. PT and the first fight begins at 4:15 p.m. PT. The HBO Latino® Boxing telecast begins at 10:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT). Ticket information to be announced shortly.
B-roll and images of Hopkins vs. Smith are available for use and download HEREor by copying and pasting: bit.ly/HopkinsSmith. Video and photo credit must be given to Golden Boy Promotions.
B-roll and images of Shabranskyy vs. Barrera are available for use and downloadHERE or by copying and pasting: bit.ly/ShabranskyyBarrera. Video and photo credit must be given to Golden Boy Promotions.