CHRIS ALGIERI TO FACE JOSE PERALTA AT PARAMOUNT THEATRE

Feb 16, 2013

 

CHRIS ALGIERI TO FACE JOSE PERALTA AT PARAMOUNT THEATRE

ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK FIGHT NIGHT FEBRUARY 23RD

 

TOTOWA, NJ ( 02-16-2013). Ring  Pride of Huntington, New York”, undefeated junior welterweight prospect Chris Algieri, 15-0-0 (7KO’s) will face the biggest fight of his career, challenging Jersey City, New Jersey’s Jose “Mangu” Peralta, 10-1-0 (6KO’s) in the televised co-main event of the acclaimed and nationally televised NBC Sports Network, FIGHT NIGHTcard on Saturday, FEBRUARY 23, LIVE from The Paramount in Huntington. The telecast will begin at 10:30PM ET.

Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events and Joe DeGuardia, President of Star Boxing are very enthusiastic about the opportunity to showcase the Algieri/Peralta battle along with the sensational, sold out crowds that have become common on Long Island’s premier boxing venue.

“We’re very excited to bring NBC Sports Network to the boxing hotbed of Long Island, New York and The Paramount in Huntington where we’ve sold out five straight shows and have a received a tremendous amount of fan and media support,” said Joe DeGuardia.

DeGuardia spoke of the welterweight match up, “Chris Algieri is a very talented junior welterweight that has improved with each outing and Star Boxing is very proud that sports fans across the country will be able to see him fight against Jose Peralta, a very tough prospect from nearby Jersey City, New Jersey-it’s like a throwback to the old cross-town fights. ”

Born and raised in Huntington, New York, Algieri is looking forward to his nationally televised debut against Peralta.

“This is the national exposure I’ve wanted for my career. It’s a great opportunity to be in the spotlight. I’ve see video of Jose Peralta and I know guys he’s trained with. We’re two hungry guys and it’s a perfect fight for both of us.”

About fighting at The Paramount, Algieri stated, “Although I’ve headlined four times at The Paramount in my hometown of Huntington, I don’t see it as an advantage. When the bell rings its just us in the ring and I need to stick to my game plan. That said, the fan support I’ve always received has been terrific and is greatly appreciated.”

 

Kathy Duva spoke of Peralta’s opportunity, “It is refreshing for a fighter like Peralta to gain national exposure on NBC Sports Network Fight Night. Peralta was given the opportunity to step up and gladly accepted it. Fighting an undefeated competitor like Algieri in his hometown will add a level of excitement that our Fight Night fans have come to expect.”

 

Peralta is thrilled about fighting on NBC Sports Network, “Fighting on NBC Sports Network is a great way for me to showcase my skills. I am grateful to Main Events for giving me this opportunity. I will not let my fans down.”

Peralta expressed his thoughts about fighting in his opponent’s backyard, “I have no reservations about fighting in Algieri’s hometown. I will be totally prepared for him no matter where we fight. I intend to give it my all and hope to make some new fans in Huntington myself!”

 

The sport of boxing is alive and well and doing great as the success of the NBC Sports Network FIGHT NIGHT has illustrated.

 

The February 23rd card is promoted by Main Events, Star Boxing and Goossen Tutor.

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WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING MMA.

Feb 14, 2013

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING HITS REVEL IN ATLANTIC CITY  WITH STAR-STUDDED MMA EVENT

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

 

MAIN EVENT: ANDREI ARLOVSKI VS. ANTHONY JOHNSON,  CO-MAIN EVENT: TYSON NAM VS. MARLON MORAES

 LIVE ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK FROM OVATION HALL AT REVEL  

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, FEB. 15

REVEL BEACH, N.J. (Feb. 13, 2013) –World Series of Fighting announced today that it will deliver a stacked, world-class Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight card, headlined by a heavyweight showdown between superstars Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski (19-9) of Minsk, Belarus and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (15-3) of Boca Raton, Fla., at Ovation Hall at Revel in Atlantic City, N.J. on Saturday, March 23, live on NBC Sports Network.

In the bantamweight (135 pounds) co-main event, red-hot 29-year-old star Tyson Nam (12-4) of Portland, Ore. will face off with two-time national Muay Thai champion and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt Marlon Moraes (9-4) of Jupiter, Fla. via Nova Friburgo, Brazil.

Tickets, priced from $39, go on sale at 10 a.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 15, and will be available for purchase at all Ticketmaster locations (800-745-3000) and at Ticketmaster.com.

“We are excited to bring the World Series of Fighting brand of MMA to Atlantic City, where some of the greatest fights in history have taken place,” said World Series of Fighting President and six-time world kickboxing champion and two-time Hall of Famer, Ray Sefo.  “Andrei Arlovski, Anthony Johnson and Marlon Moraes are all coming off superb performances on our inaugural fight card, and Tyson Nam has been on fire of late, so we felt that it was essential to showcase these stars at the top of our first card on the East Coast.”

Also slated for action on the five-bout TV card are welterweight (170 pounds) sensation Josh Burkman (24-9) of Salt Lake City, Utah, who will collide with former UFC star Aaron “A-Train” Simpson (12-4) of Phoenix, Ariz., and former PRIDE Fighting Championships superstar and WEC champion Paulo Filho (23-4) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who will face off with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt David Branch (11-3) of Brooklyn, N.Y. in a middleweight (185 pounds) bout.

Explosive finisher J.Z. Cavalcante (16-6) of Deerfield Beach, Fla. via Brazil will take on unbeaten, emerging star Justin Gaethje (7-0) of Greeley, Colo. at lightweight (155 pounds).

Coming off his second consecutive victory, a unanimous decision over Mike “300” Hayes on Dec. 16, Arlovski, a 33-year-old, 6-foot-4, former UFC heavyweight champion, shined in the main event of the inaugural World Series of Fighting card on Nov. 3, crumbling fellow power puncher Devin Cole with a barrage of punches in the first round (2:37) of action.

Likewise, the 28-year-old, 6-foot-2 Johnson dominated D.J. “Da Protégé” Linderman in the first-ever World Series of Fighting co-main event, scoring a first round (3:58) KO on Linderman with a punch.  The victory was Johnson’s fourth straight.

Nam made waves on Aug. 25 when he pulled off a stunning upset on reigning Bellator Bantamweight Champion Eduardo Dantas, scoring a first round (1:36) KO (punch) on Dantas in a non-title bout in Brazil.  Nam will put a four-fight win streak on the line in his World Series of Fighting debut.

The 24-year-old Moraes shocked the world on the first World Series of Fighting card, beating former WEC champion Miguel Torres to the punch repeatedly for the majority of three rounds before being awarded a split decision victory.  The win was Moraes’ third straight.

A six-bout preliminary card will be topped by a featherweight (145 pounds) collision between streaking Duke Roufus protégé Rick “The Gladiator” Glenn (12-2) of Milwaukee, Wisc. and undefeated submission specialist Alexandre”Pulga” Pimentel (12-0) of Rio de Janeiro.

Waylon Lowe (13-4) of Philadelphia, Pa. will square off with Cameron Dollar (11-4) of Colorado Springs, Colo. in a featherweight tilt.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and welterweight upstart Igor Gracie (5-3) of Rio de Janeiro will face an opponent to be announced as will welterweight Ozzy Dugulubgov (3-1) of Hackensack, N.J.

Battle-tested Danillo “Indio” Villefort (13-4) of Coconut Creek, Fla. will square off with a middleweight opponent to be announced.

Additional preliminary card bouts will be announced soon.

Doors at Ovation Hall at Revel will open at 5:30 p.m. EST and the first preliminary card bout will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The live NBC Sports Network telecast of the World Series of Fighting event will begin at 9:30 p.m. EST/6:30 p.m. PST.
ABOUT WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING
Based in Las Vegas, Nev., the fight capital of the world, World Series of Fighting is a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight promotion dedicated to delivering an incredible, action-packed entertainment experience for fight fans by producing the best possible matchups between elite fighters from around the globe. For more information please visit www.MMAWSOF.com. Follow World Series of Fighting on Twitter @MMAWorldSeries and World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo @SugarRaySefo.

ABOUT REVEL  

Revel is smoke-free and features more than 1,800 rooms with sweeping ocean views.  A member of the American Express Gold Hotel Collection, the resort houses a 130,000-square-foot casino with more than 2,000 slot machines, nearly 100 table games, electronic tables and a Poker Room. Designed to embrace its natural surroundings, Revel curates a collection of daylife and nightlife experiences crafted to bring the outside in and the inside out. Indoor and outdoor pools, gardens, lounges, and a 32,000-square-foot spa provide guests with a relaxing resort, while an outstanding collection of 14 restaurant concepts from award-wining chefs and restaurateurs, live entertainment featuring marquee acts and international artists, nightclubs, a casino that feels like a theatre and a collection of boutiques in The Row tailor to each guest’s passions. Revel was most recently named one of the Best Hotels in the Northeast by Amtrak’s Arrive magazine and one of the Top 10 Best New Hotels in the U.S. by Gayot.com.

To start your Revel journey, visit www.revelresorts.com. To receive the latest updates on Revel, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/revel and follow @revelresorts on Twitter and Instagram. Revel is located on the Boardwalk at Revel Blvd in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

ABOUT NBC SPORTS NETWORK
NBC Sports Network, part of the NBC Sports Group, is dedicated to serving passionate sports fans. Now in nearly 80 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the Summer and Winter Olympics, National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France and the 34th America’s Cup.  In addition, NBC Sports Network features college football, college basketball, college hockey, horse racing surrounding the Triple Crown, Fight Night boxing, Ironman, the Dew Action Sports Tour and USA Sevens Rugby. The network is also home to original programs such as Costas Tonight, NFL Turning Point, Caught Looking, NBC Sports Talk, and Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports Network is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.

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Owner of Los Angeles Lakers hospitalized

Feb 14, 2013

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss was being treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center today for treatment of an undisclosed form of cancer, according to online reports.

Citing “multiple team personnel,” the Los Angeles Times reported on its website that Buss was spending time in the hospital’s intensive care unit.

Lakers spokesman John Black declined to comment on the report.

The 79-year-old Buss, who has owned the Lakers since 1979, spent time in a hospital last summer for dehydration. In December 2011, he was hospitalized for treatment of blood clots in his legs that officials said were caused by extensive traveling.

The Times reported that several current and former Laker players, including Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, have visited Buss in the hospital.

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LA marathon gets new sponsor

Feb 12, 2013

LOS ANGELES  – Athletic apparel company ASICS was named today the title sponsor of the Los Angeles Marathon, replacing Honda.

The sponsorship arrangement lasts through 2015.

“With our U.S. home located in Southern California, the LA Marathon is the ideal place for us to show support for runners of all levels competing right here in our own backyard,” Kevin Wulff, CEO of ASICS America, said.

ASICS is also the title sponsor of the Stockholm Marathon, but Los Angeles will be its first title sponsorship in the United States, according to the company. It is also affiliated with marathons in New York, Paris and Tokyo. ASICS was a product category sponsor of last year’s Los Angeles Marathon.

This year’s race is scheduled for March 17.

ASICS is an acronym for Anima Sana In Corpore Sano, a Latin phrase meaning “A Sound Mind in a Sound Body.” The company produces athletic footwear, apparel and accessories.

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Super Bowl Viewership Drops Slightly

Feb 4, 2013

HOLLYWOOD – Following three consecutive years of setting the record for the most-watched program in U.S. television history, average viewership of CBS’ coverage of Super Bowl XLVII dropped slightly from the past two years to 108.41 million, according to time-zone-adjusted fast national ratings released today by Nielsen.

The Baltimore Ravens’ 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers Sunday was the third most-watched program in U.S. television history, behind Super Bowl XLVI, which aired last year on NBC and averaged 111.3 million viewers, and Fox’s coverage of Super Bowl XLV in 2011, which averaged 111 million.

The average does not include the 34-minute interruption to play caused by a power outage in the Superdome.

Viewership peaked at 113.92 million in the final 17 minutes of the telecast.

The game averaged a 46.3 rating, down from the 47 rating for last year’s game between the New England Patriots and New York Giants. However, it was the second highest-rated Super Bowl since Super Bowl XX in 1986 between the Chicago Bears and Patriots on NBC.

The record Super Bowl rating is 49.1 for Super Bowl XVI in 1982 between the Cincinnati Bengals and the 49ers on CBS, in an era when there were only three major broadcast networks and far less competition for viewers from cable television.

The rating is the percentage of television sets tuned to a particular program. Ratings for nearly all annual programs are smaller today than in the past.

The episode of the crime drama “Elementary” the followed the Super Bowl telecast averaged 20.8 million viewers, 44.7 percent less than the 37.6 million average for the second season premiere of the singing competition “The Voice” that followed last year’s Super Bowl.

“Elementary” did not begin until 11:11 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, the latest start for a post-Super Bowl show.

“Elementary” had the highest rating for an entertainment program this year among viewers ages 18-49, the group most sought by advertisers because they watch less television and are harder to reach.

Final ratings figures are scheduled to be released Tuesday, but they are not expected to change significantly.

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