LOS ANGELES - Former Interim WBC Super Lightweight World Champion and number two contender for the vacant WBC Super Lightweight Title Lucas "La Máquina" Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) and former WBC International Super Lightweight Champion and number one contender for the vacant WBC Super Lightweight Title Viktor "The Iceman" Postol (27-0, 11 KOs) held a Los Angeles press conference today ahead of their upcoming fight on October 3 for the vacant WBC World Super Lightweight Championship at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Photos by Hoganphotos.
Presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Box Promotions, Top Rank, Inc. and ELITE Boxing Promotion, the championship event will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
TONY WALKER, Director at HBO Sports:
"Thanks to everyone, Golden Boy Promotions, and the Stub Hub Center. Whenever we do a fight at Stub Hub, magic seems to happen there. We've had great fights there.
"Our ratings have been great on HBO Boxing After Dark and we expect to do great business October 3 with Matthysse vs. Postol and Soto vs. Orozco.
"If you want to see this fight live on the West Coast, you have to buy tickets to watch it in-person at the Stub Hub Center. For those of you watching it on HBO, we will have a great telecast for you on October 3."
KATIE PANDOLFO, General Manager for Stub Hub Center:
"We are excited to have this fight on October 3. Stub Hub Center is the best place to see a fight in Southern California if not in the country. We look forward to seeing everyone in October for these exciting fights."
Tickets for Matthysse vs. Postol are priced at $150, $75, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges, and go on sale Friday, July 31 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets can be purchased at AXS.com, by phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849), and at StubHub Center Box Office (Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. PT to 6 p.m. PT). VIP Suites are available by calling 877-604-8777. For more information on group discounts or VIP packages, call 877-234-8425.
Matthysse vs. Postol is a 12-round bout for the vacant WBC World Super Lightweight Championship presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Box Promotions, Top Rank, Inc. and ELITE Boxing Promotion and is sponsored by Corona and Mexico - Live it To Believe It!. Doors open at 2 p.m. on Oct. 3 and fight times will be announced soon.