ADVISORY, Oct. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Oscar De La Hoya, 1992 Olympic gold medalist and 10-time world champion boxer in six weight divisions, and Bernard Hopkins, the longest reigning middleweight champion of all time, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in advance of Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux Middleweight World Championship Title Unification bout live on HBO Pay-Per-View.
The bout, set for October 17, is the steppingstone for the middleweight division sweepstakes which will bring the division back into the limelight after 14 years. The winner of Golovkin vs. Lemieux will be destined to fight the winner of Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez, an epic showdown scheduled for November 21 in Las Vegas, and will be declared the Unified King of the Middleweight Division, something that hasn’t been done since Bernard Hopkins unified the titles more than 14 years ago.
In honor of the occasion, Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, Bernard Hopkins, Future Hall of Famer and Golden Boy Promotions Partner, Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions, and Mark Taffet, Senior Vice President of HBO Sports will ring the Opening Bell.
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Friday, October 16, 2015 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
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About Golovkin vs. Lemieux:
Golovkin vs. Lemieux is presented by K2 Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions in association with GGG Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management and is sponsored by Corona Extra, BI Group and Tsesnabank. The event will take place Saturday, October 17 and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
About Golden Boy Promotions:
Los Angeles-based Golden Boy Promotions was established in 2002 by 10-time world champion in six divisions Oscar De La Hoya, the first Hispanic to own a national boxing promotional company. Golden Boy Promotions is one of boxing's most active and respected promoters, presenting shows in packed venues around the world and has worked with networks such as HBO, HBO Latino, Estrella TV, ESPN, TeleFutura, FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes, Televisa and TV Azteca. In its 13-year existence, Golden Boy Promotions has promoted some of the biggest and highest grossing pay-per-view events in the history of the sport. In 2007, the company broke all boxing records with more than four million pay-per-view buys in a single year. Golden Boy Promotions also promoted the fight that formerly held the record for the highest grossing and most pay-per-view buys of all time: De La Hoya vs. Mayweather which generated 2.5 million buys and grossed more than $120 million, and Mayweather vs. Canelo which generated 2.2 million pay-per-view buys and grossed more than $150 million in revenue. On May 9, 2015 before a crowd of more than 31,000 fans at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Canelo vs. Kirkland registered the highest viewership for an HBO World Championship Boxing event since 2006 generating an average of 2.1 million views for the live airing of the event. The company has also promoted other notable pay-per-view fights featuring fan-favorites Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins, Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez, Miguel Cotto, Marco "Baby Faced Assassin" Antonio Barrera, Erik "El Terrible" Morales and Sugar Shane Mosley. For more information, visit www.GoldenBoyPromotions.com.
About K2 Promotions:
K2 Promotions promotes the unified Heavyweight World Champion Wladimir Klitschko and WBA/IBO and WBC “Interim” Middleweight World Champion Gennady Golovkin along with former cruiserweight World Champion Ola Afolabi. Over the last decade, K2 Promotions has promoted the most heavyweight championship title bouts of any promoter worldwide. K2 Promotions is one of Boxing’s most respected promoters showcasing boxing’s biggest events worldwide. The Managing Director of K2 Promotions is Tom Loeffler.
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