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DIEGO DE LA HOYA DEFENDS TITLES AGAINST JOSE ‘SUGAR’ SALGADO JUNE 8

VERONA, N.Y. (April 27, 2018): *Diego De La Hoya *(20-0, 9 KOs), the
quick-handed super bantamweight contender of Mexicali, Mexico, will defend
his NABF and NABO Super Bantamweight Titles against *Jose “Sugar”
Salgado *(35-4-2,
28 KOs) of Cozumel, Mexico in the 10-round main event of the June 8 edition
of *Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN *at *Turning Stone Resort Casino *in Verona,
N.Y. The event will take place during the International Boxing Hall of Fame
Induction Weekend, where legendary fighters such as *”Dr. Ironfist” Vitali
Klitschko, Erik “El Terrible” Morales, *and *Ronald “Winky” Wright *will be
inducted, along with important figures in the sport of boxing such as *Peter
Kohl, Steve Albert, **Jim Gray *and *Lorraine Chargin.*

ESPN2 will air the fights at a delayed start time of 12:30 a.m. ET/9:30
p.m. PT. ESPN Deportes will air the fights the following day at 9:00
p.m. ET/6:00
p.m. PT. ESPN3 will steam the fights live beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00
p.m. PT.

De La Hoya is an undefeated contender who has built a stellar resume since
turning professional in 2013. The 23-year-old will return after his most
significant victory yet when he defeated former IBF Bantamweight World
Champion *Randy “El Matador” Caballero*on the HBO-televised undercard
of *Canelo
vs. Golovkin *in Sept. 2017. De La Hoya is eager to produce another
exciting victory to demonstrate that he is ready for bigger and more
lucrative fights.

“I’m delighted that Golden Boy Promotions and my manager Joel De La Hoya
have given me the opportunity to return to the ring on June in Verona,”
said *Diego De La Hoya*. “I’m enthusiastic because it will take place
during Hall of Fame weekend where I hope to one day be inducted like my
cousin and promoter Oscar De La Hoya. I promise an exciting fight and to
walk away with my hand raised in victory because I’m ready for bigger
things.”

Salgado is a former world title challenger who fought to a controversial
technical draw against former WBC Super Flyweight Champion *Carlos
“Principe” Cuadras*. The 28-year-old Mexican contender will move up to test
the young fighter with an aggressive style that is backed by years of
boxing experience.

“This is the most important fight of my career,” said *Jose Salgado*. “I’m
preparing for this fight with the clear goal of fighting for a world title
after. I totally respect my opponent because he’s a great fighter who is
very skilled. However, I’ll do my best to win so I can fulfill my dream of
becoming a world champion.”

The undercard for this action-packed card will be announced shortly.

*De La Hoya vs. Salgado *is a 10-round super bantamweight fight for the
NABF and NABO Super Bantamweight Titles presented by Golden Boy Promotions
and Don Chargin & Paco Presents.The event is sponsored by Tecate,
“*THE OFFICIAL
BEER OF BOXING*” and Hennessy, “*Never Stop, Never Settle.”* The fights
will take place on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in
Verona, N.Y. ESPN2 will air the fights at a delayed start time of 12:30
a.m. ET/9:30 p.m. PT. ESPN Deportes will air the fights the following day at
9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. ESPN3 will steam the fights live beginning at 9:00
p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend is packed with a series of events starting
Thursday,
June 7until the induction ceremony on Sunday, June 10. The weekend kicks off
on Thursday with the opening bell ringing and ringside lectures on the
museum grounds. Friday, June 8 will feature another series of lectures
preceding the celebrity fist casting, followed by the highly anticipated
Fight Night, broadcasted live from Turning Stone. Saturday, June 9 will
showcase a golf tournament, a 5K race, another series of lectures, a boxing
autograph card show, a VIP “Gala” and the Banquet of Champions at 8:00p.m. The
weekend will conclude on Sunday with the Parade of Champions and the Hall
of Fame induction ceremony at 2:30p.m. Click here
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Host of the June 8 event, Turning Stone Resort Casino is a Forbes Four-Star
Award-winning destination resort, which continues to distinguish itself as
a premier venue for fight-of-the-year level boxing. The May event will mark
Turning Stone’s 26th nationally-televised boxing event, cementing the
resort as a leading destination for nationally-televised combat sports.
Turning Stone features world-class amenities including four hotels, more
than 20 signature restaurants and dining options, two spas, an all-new
125,000 square foot Las Vegas style gaming floor, a cabaret-style Showroom,
a 5,000-seat arena, five golf courses, several bars, cocktail lounges and
nightlife venues with live entertainment every weekend.

Tickets for this matchup go on sale Tuesday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m. ET, and
are available from $34 and $85 for the first two rows ringside, $70 for
remaining ringside seats and all others priced at $49, $45 and $39 plus any
applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased at the Turning Stone Resort Box
Office in person or by calling 315-361-7469 or online at Ticketmaster (
www.ticketmaster.com
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