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LONG LIVE THE NEW CINCO DE MAYOR!

GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN TO MAKE
HISTORIC 20TH CONSECUTIVE TITLE DEFENSE,
AGAINST VANES “THE NIGHTMARE” MARTIROSYAN
 
Cinco De Mayo Boxing  Extravaganza Celebrates
Golovkin’s Return to Southern California and
HBO World Championship Boxing®
 
* Fight Week Media Schedule *
 
 
            LOS ANGELES (April 29, 2018) —  Undefeated World Middleweight Champion, boxing superhero and the new Cinco De Mayor GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN returns to HBO and a Southern California boxing ring for the first time in over two years!  Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs), from Karaganda, Kazakhstan and boxing’s longest-reigning world champion (since 2010) will attempt to add his name to the history books when he makes his 20th consecutive and record-tying title defense.  The man standing in his way will be two-time world title challenger VANES “THE NIGHTMARE ” MARTIROSYAN (36-3-1, 21 KOs), from Glendale, Calif.  The 2004 Olympians collide Saturday, May 5under the stars at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.  The Golovkin vs. Martirosyan middleweight title fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.  The HBO telecast will open with the CECILIA BRAEKHUS vs. KALI REIS World Female Welterweight Championship rumble.  It is the first time HBO has televised a women’s bout live.
Promoted by GGG Promotions, in association with Don King Productions and Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, and sponsored by Tecate, Chivas Regal, Jordan and Hublot, remaining tickets to the Golovkin vs. Martirosyan world championship event are priced at $750, $500, $300, $200, $100 (sold out) and $50 (sold out).  They may be purchased online at https://www.axs.com/events/353331/golovkin-vs-martirosyan-tickets?ref=edp_twpost, by phone at (888) 9AXS-TIX, or by visiting the StubHub Center box office.
            Here is the Fight Week Media Schedule (All times are Pacific Daylight Time):
 
TUESDAY, MAY 1
UNDERCARD WORKOUTS
Wild Card West Gym
Media Parking at Ralph’s Lower Level
  •   11:30 A.M.    Breidis Prescott
  •   Noon             Ryan Martin
  •   12:30 P.M.    Kali Reis
  •   1:00 P.M.    Cecilia Braekhus
 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE LUNCHEON
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel at LAX
Sheraton Grand Ballroom F
  •  11:30 A.M.     Luncheon Served
  •  12:30 P.M.     Press Conference Begins
 
FRIDAY, MAY 4
OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel at LAX
Sheraton Grand Ballroom D
  •   Noon              Doors Open
  •   12:30 P.M.     Undercard Fighters Step on the Scale
  •   1:00 P.M.     HBO-Televised Fighters Step on the Scale
 
SATURDAY, MAY 5
FIGHT DAY!
StubHub Center
  •   4:00 P.M.     Doors Open
  •   4:30 P.M.     First Bout
  •   8:00 P.M.     HBO Live Telecast Begins
 
* M E D I A   C R E D E N T I A L S *
Media should enter off of Avalon Boulevard at 184th Street.
Media Credential Pickup is available from Window No. 12,
at the Southwest Box Office of the StubHub Center, from 3:30 until 8:00 P.M.
Proper personal photo identification (Driver’s License or Passport)
is required to claim your credential. 
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
 
GGG PROMOTIONS
Fred Sternburg, Sternburg Communications:  303-548-0707 / Toofred@aol.com
Bernie Bahrmasel/Braekhus:  773-592-2986 /  berniebahrmasel@yahoo.com
Ricardo Jimenez:  909-615-3436 / ricardoej@aol.com
 
DON KING PRODUCTIONS
Ed Keenan:  609-399-1330 / Keenan@emcevents.com
 
STAR BOXING
Tony Palmieri/Reis:  516-456-0315 / TonyPalmieri@StarBoxing.com
 
HBO
Kevin Flaherty:  212-512-5052 / kevin.flaherty@hbo.com
Patrick Byrne: 212-512-1361 / patrick.byrne@hbo.com
 
MEDIA CREDENTIALS
 
STUBHUB CENTER
Box Office:  310-630-2020.  (Hours: Monday – Friday10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

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