Las Vegas (July 8, 2011)…Don’t forget! Tickets go on sale today, Friday, July 8 at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT for STAR POWER: Mayweather vs. Ortiz,” the most talked about fight in the cosmos set for Saturday, Sept. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
“STAR POWER: Mayweather vs. Ortiz” is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions, and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, DeWALT Tools and AT&T. The 12-round mega-fight, which will be contested for Ortiz’s WBC Welterweight World Championship, will take place Saturday, Sept. 17 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.
The Power of STAR POWER:
· Mayweather has acquired 100,671 new Twitter followers since June 7, the day “STAR POWER” was announced, bringing his total number of followers to 1,353,568 (as of July 7 at 5:45 p.m. ET).
· On the day the fight was announced, Ortiz was mentioned more than 100 more times than Mayweather on Twitter causing him to trend worldwide for the first time.
· During last week’s “STAR POWER” press tour, media members and fans turned out in droves in both New York City and Los Angeles to be a part of the out-of-this-world events.
· Fans started lining up in front of the Hudson Theatre in New York beginning at 6:00 a.m. In Los Angeles, fans notified Golden Boy Promotions via Twitter that they were camping out all day at the NOKIA Plaza at L.A. Live to save their spot for the 8:00 p.m. start of the event. Additionally, more than 500 people entered to win two prize packages to attend the fight, which were given away prior to the press conference.
Tickets are priced at $1,250, $1,000, $600, $300 and $150, not including applicable service charges, with a total ticket limit of twelve (12) per person. Ticket sales are limited to ten (10) per person at the $1,250, $1,000, $600 and $300 price levels with a ticket limit of two (2) per person at the $150 price level. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
HBO®’s Emmy® Award-winning all-access series “24/7” premieres an all-new edition when “24/7 Mayweather/Ortiz” debuts Saturday, Aug. 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The four-part series will air for three consecutive Saturday nights before the finale airs the night before the welterweight championship showdown in Las Vegas.