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Photos: Crawford vs. Postol Undercard Press Conference

LOS ANGELES -  GILBERTO "Zurdo" RAMIREZ, Mexico's undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight world champion with the matinee idol looks, two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated No. 1 featherweight contender ÓSCAR VALDEZ, undefeated Top-10 world-rated welterweight contender JOSE BENAVIDEZ, JR , his opponent FRANCISCO SANTANA  hosted a Los Angeles news conference this afternoon at The Conga Room, located at LA Live (800 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90015.)  The participants announced their title fights on the Terence Crawford - Viktor Postol world championship pay-per-view undercard July 23, 2016. Photos by Mikey Williams.

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Also joining the press conference will be two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Amateur Champion ZOU SHIMING from The Peoples Republic of China.  Zou (7-1, 2 KOs), from Guizhou, China, and trained by Hall of Famer Freddie Roach, will be making his U.S. debut on the non-televised undercard of the June 11 ROMAN "Rocky" MARTINEZ vs.  VASYL LOMACHENKO / FELIX "El Diamante" VERDEJO vs. JUAN JOSE MARTINEZ championship doubleheader at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.  Both fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT     

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            Ramirez (34-0, 24 KOs), from Mazatlan, Mexico and co-promoted by Zapari Boxing Promotions, is Mexico's first super middleweight world champion.  He will be making his first title defense against Dominik Britsch (32-2-1, 11 KOs), of Germany.  Valdez (20-0, 17 KOs), of Nogales, Mexico, will go mano a mano with No. 2 world-rated contender Matias Rueda (26-0, 23 KOs), of Argentina, for the vacant WBO featherweight world title.  Benavidez (24-0, 16 KOs), of Phoenix, AZ., will risk his undefeated record and Top-10 world rating when he collides with Santana (24-4-1, 12 KOs), of Santa Barbara, Calif., in a 10-round welterweight rumble.

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            The six warriors boast a combined record of 160-6-2 (103 KOs) -- a winning percentage of 95% with close to 2/3 of those victories coming by way of knockout.

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            Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate and the motion picture "Hands of Stone,"  the Crawford vs. Postol world championship event will take place on Saturday, July 23, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®  beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.

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            Remaining tickets to Crawford vs. Postol are priced at $304, $204, $104, and $54, not including applicable service fees.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call AXS at (888) 929-7849.  Tickets are also available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or www.AXS.com (http://bit.ly/24ORYhs)    

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by eco1 on 05-31-2016

i want to watch this fight!

Comment by Boxfan83 on 05-31-2016

I am gladly paying for this ppv. Thank u Bob.

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