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Anthony Dirrell, Antonio Orozco Return on 5/3 in Vegas

LAS VEGAS - With Las Vegas sure to be buzzing during a weekend of legendary boxing and the start of the Cinco de Mayo celebration, fans at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will get warmed up on Friday, May 3 as Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions are pleased to announce the addition of undefeated contender Anthony Dirrell and rising star Antonio Orozco in separate featured fights to an already stacked card that will air over the course of three hours on FOX Sports Networks and FOX Deportes.  Complementing a thrilling night of boxing, all event guests will have access to a new, socially dynamic nightlife experience curated by a live DJ, dancers, strolling mariachis and an interactive gaming pit.

In the co-main event, scheduled for eight rounds in the super middleweight division, Flint, Michigan’s Dirrell battles an opponent to be named, while in a featured attraction, San Diego’s undefeated top prospect Orozco will meet fellow junior welterweight Jose Reynoso of Riverside in an eight-round All-California showdown.

In previously announced bouts, unbeaten contenders Francisco Vargas (15-0-1, 12 KO’s) of Los Angeles and Jose Aguiniga (33-0, 15 KO’s) of Oxnard square off in the 10-round main event for the vacant NABF super featherweight title and 2012 United States Olympians Joseph Diaz Jr. and Errol Spence Jr. return to the ring in a quest to remain perfect as professionals.  Dallas’ Spence Jr. (4-0, 3 KO’s) faces an opponent to be determined in a six-round junior middleweight bout while South El Monte, California’s Diaz Jr. (3-0, 1 KO) will take on Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico’s Eric Gotay (3-1, 1 KO) in a six-round junior featherweight battle.

The exhilarating night of boxing action, which will take place on the eve of the “MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero” mega-event, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions and sponsored by Corona.  Doors for the fights, which take place in The Chelsea, open at 6:00 p.m. PT and the first bell rings at 7:00 p.m. PT.  The FOX Sports Networks and FOX Deportes bi-lingual simulcast will air live at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT.  FUEL TV will rebroadcast the fight on July 21 at 12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT.

Ringside tickets are priced at $100 with reserved seating tickets priced at $60 and general admission tickets available for $30 and are available for purchase at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com

Returning to the ring for the first time since a devastating 2012 motorcycle accident, former amateur star Anthony Dirrell (24-0, 21 KO’s) is eager to resume his promising professional career on May 3.  The 28-year-old successfully battled Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2007 and, since winning that fight, has gone on to win 12 more in the ring, most recently stopping Renan St. Juste in four rounds in December of 2011.

25-year-old Antonio Orozco (16-0, 12 KO’s) lives up to his nickname “Relentless” in the ring and the results have been impressive thus far for the fan favorite.  The winner of four straight by knockout, Orozco put on a stellar performance in his last effort against Danny Escobar in November 2012, shutting his foe out for five rounds before knocking him out in the sixth.

Southpaw Jose Reynoso (16-4-1, 3 KO’s) is a crafty fighter in the ring able to adapt to any situation after the bell rings.  A pro since 2003, the 28-year-old has won five of his last six, with his only loss coming in a WBO Intercontinental title fight against top contender Ruslan Provodnikov last June.  On May 3, he will look to show that the Provodnikov loss was a fluke.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MASTER1454 on 04-26-2013

[QUOTE=hougigo;13295791]Dude's not dead?[/QUOTE] Why, did you want him to be? SMDH......

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Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 04-26-2013

I was about to say Dirrell signed with Golden Boy? But I realized its Anthony. Funny cause Anthony is gonna make a comeback before his bro... [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

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