The Mexican Independence Day Bicentennial celebration will be a big boxing weekend as Golden Boy Promotions presents "200: Celebrate And Dominate" featuring Five-Time and Three-Division World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley against former World Champion Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora in a junior middleweight showdown.
Also appearing on the card will be rising Mexican phenom Saul "Canelo" Alvarez who squares off against former World Champion Carlos "Tata" Baldomir, and top junior welterweight contender "Vicious" Victor Ortiz who will face former World Champion "Vicious" Vivian Harris, all part of a great night of fistic action on Saturday, September 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles which will be televised live on pay-per-view.
"I am happy to be fighting at Staples Center again and on a card like this with great up and coming talent," said Sugar Shane Mosley. "I am going to give Sergio, the younger guy, a chance to see what he can do.
"I am giving him the opportunity to see if he can take on a great warrior like me. Let's see if he is going to be the Mexican star that can beat me on September 18 at Staples Center which is my boxing home."
"It is an honor to be fighting Sugar Shane Mosley," said Sergio Mora. "I respect Shane, but September 18 is not the Shane Mosley show. It's mine...the Latin Snake's, real debut. I am a proud Mexican-American, in my prime and I am here to prove myself against one of the best fighters of this era."
"I am very pleased to once again present a stellar card here in Los Angeles," said President of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar de la Hoya. "On September 18, fight fans will see the present and future of boxing while they commemorate Mexico's Bicentennial Independence Day.
"No boxing fan should miss this show as I expect there to be fireworks in the ring during every one of the fights that night at Staples Center."
"On September 18, we will continue to celebrate the great heritage of Mexican and Mexican American boxing that historically takes place during Mexican Independence Day weekend," said CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Richard Schaefer. "These fighters are not just coming to win, but they are coming to win in an exciting and spectacular fashion in front of adoring and knowledgeable boxing fans at Staples Center."
"Staples Center and AEG are incredibly excited about bringing the Mosley vs. Mora fight to Los Angeles," said Lee Zeidman, Staples Center General Manager.
"We look forward to what is sure to be a great night of boxing and to host the main bout which includes two local grown fighters in Shane and Sergio, both of whom have had memorable victories in their careers here at Staples Center and September 18 will be a night that more boxing history will be made."
Tickets for Mosley vs. Mora, priced at $200, $125, $75 and $20, are on sale now and available for purchase online at ticketmaster.com, via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800)745-3000. Tickets are also available at Staples Center box office.
The event has a suggested retail price of $44.95 and will be distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD.
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