By Ryan Burton
LAS VEGAS, NV. – Top 10 contenders ÓSCAR VALDEZ (17-0, 14 KOs) from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, JESSE "Hard Work" HART (17-0, 14 KOs), from Philadelphia, PA., and CHRIS "The Hitman" AVALOS (26-3, 19 KOs), from Lancaster, Calif., and AARON PRYOR JR. (19-8-1, 12 KOs), from Cincinnati, are ready for battle .
The four gladiators will headline the fall season debut of "The MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV," kicking off the Mexican Independence Day weekend Tomorrow! Friday, September 11, at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The fights will be televised live on truTV, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
The telecast will open with Hart defending his North American Boxing Organization (NABO) and United States Boxing Association (USBA) super middleweight championship titles against contender Pryor, followed by the featherweight battle between Valdez and Avalos. Both bouts are scheduled for 10 rounds. The live boxing series is presented by truTV and Top Rank®, and produced in association with HBO Sports®. Find truTV on your TV: http://trutvishere.com/
These young warriors boast a combined record of 79-11-1 (59 KOs) - an 87 percent winning ratio with 3/4 of their victories coming by way of knockout.
Promoted by Top Rank®, remaining tickets to the Valdez-Avalos / Hart-Pryor event, priced at $100, $85, $65, $45 and $20, are available for purchase at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com . Room and ticket packages are also available.