UNDISPUTED MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION BERNARD HOPKINS, WORLD CHAMPION OSCAR DE LA HOYA AND BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA ANNOUNCE FIRST OFFICIAL FIGHT CARD UNDER GOLDEN BOY EAST BANNER
CHAMP'S NEPHEW DEMETRIUS HOPKINS TO HEADLINE AUGUST 4TH FIGHT CARD AT BORGATA TELEVISED ON HBO LATINO
Atlantic City, NJ (July 7) - They may be out of the ring, but they're still in the game as undisputed middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins, President of Golden Boy Promotions East, and former 9-time world champion Oscar De La Hoya, partner with Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City to present an evening of six professional bouts on Thursday, August 4th at the Borgata Event Center, marking the east coast debut of Golden Boy Promotions. The fight card will feature Hopkin's nephew, undefeated welterweight Demetrius Hopkins, in one of the evening's co-main events.
"I am extremely excited to introduce Golden Boy East and put on our first show," said Hopkins. "We are committed to delivering quality fights in an upscale atmosphere to the Borgata and all boxing fans. Golden Boy East will be the Gold Standard when it comes to action, excitement and entertainment in the ring featuring established fighters as well as rising prospects!"
The fight will take place at Borgata, the preeminent casino on the east coast, and will be shown live on HBO Latino. This will mark the first boxing event at the 2,000-guest room and suite property and the beginning of a multi-event alliance with Borgata.
The fight card will feature Demetrius Hopkins as he goes toe-to-toe with Paul Delgado. Additional bouts will feature Matthew Macklin of Birmingham, England (Jr. Middleweight), Alfred Kinsey of Atlantic City (Light Heavyweight), Philip McCants of Philadelphia (Middleweight), and the pro-debut of Rock Allen (Jr. Middleweight).
"This is Borgata's first endeavor into the world of boxing as we waited to partner with the right group," said Larry Mullin, Executive Vice President Chief Operating Officer for Borgata. "We found this in Golden Boy Promotions, which represents boxing's elite. We look forward to working with Bernard Hopkins, Oscar De La Hoya and their team as we put on a great event at Borgata."
Tickets for this event are $25, $45, and $75 each. To purchase tickets contact Ticketmaster by calling 800.736.1420 or by logging on to www.ticketmaster.com
ABOUT GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS
Oscar De La Hoya and Bernard Hopkins are firmly committed to reestablishing boxing as one of the top sports in the United States and have demonstrated this since forging their partnership last November. De La Hoya, "The Golden Boy", is a former Olympic Gold Medalist and multi-division world champion; Hopkins, "The Executioner", is the long-reigning undisputed middleweight champion, who holds the all-time record for most successful middleweight title defenses. Golden Boy Promotions strives to become the leading boxing promotional company through integrity, honesty, hard work and determination, and is committed to recruiting, developing and maintaining the best and brightest young fighters to help achieve their mission.
Borgata is a joint venture of Boyd Gaming corporation (NYSE: BYD) and MGM Mirage (NYSE:MGG). Located at Renaissance Pointe in Atlantic City, it features 2,000 guest rooms and suites, 125,000 square feet of gaming, 11 destination restaurants, 11 retail boutiques, a 50,000 square foot European-style spa, 70,000 square feet of event space, and parking for 7,100 cars.