Boxing Media Alert: Bob Arum, Oscar Valdez and Teofimo Lopez to Appear at The Star Wednesday for Med
Who: Top Rank chairman/Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum WBO featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez Undefeated lightweight sensation Teofimo Lopez.
When: Wednesday, January 9 1:30 p.m. CST: Media arrival/interview availability with Arum, Valdez, and Lopez 2:00 p.m. CST: Lopez workout 2:30 p.m. CST: Valdez workout 3:00 p.m. CST: Media availability
Where: Tostitos Championship Plaza at Ford Center at The StarNine Cowboys Way, Frisco, Texas, 75034
What: Two of boxing’s biggest stars — Oscar Valdez and Teofimo Lopez — will take center stage at The Star as they work out for media and fans to promote the Super Saturday fistic extravaganza, which takes place February 2 at Ford Center at The Star.
Valdez (24-0, 19 KOs), boxing’s preeminent action star, will make the fifth defense of his WBO featherweight crown against fellow unbeaten Carmine “Mr. Wolf” Tomassone (19-0, 5 KOs). Lopez (11-0, 9 KOs), named 2018 Prospect of the Year by ESPN.com, ESPN Deportes, Sports Illustrated, and Yahoo Sports, will take on former world title challenger Diego Magdaleno (31-2, 13 KOs) in a 10-round showdown.
Valdez-Tomassone will headline an ESPN/ESPN Deportes world championship doubleheader (10 p.m. ET) that also features the IBF lightweight world title fight between Richard Commey and Isa Chaniev.
The action will then turn to the OTT streaming service ESPN+ (12 a.m. ET). Lopez-Magdaleno will serve as the co-feature to boxing’s most anticipated rematch, as WBO light heavyweight world champion Eleider “Storm” Alvarez defends his title against former division kingpin Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev.
Promoted by Top Rank, Main Events and Krusher Promotions, in association with Groupe Yvon Michel, tickets priced at $225, $165, $85, $55, and $25 (including facility fees) are on sale now and can be purchased at SeatGeek.com.
7 p.m. – 10 p.m. — ESPN+ — Undercard Fights
10 p.m. – 12 a.m. — ESPN / ESPN Deportes — Oscar Valdez vs. Carmine Tommasone & Richard Commey vs. Isa Chaniev
12 a.m. — ESPN+ — Eleider Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev 2 & Teofimo Lopez vs. Diego Magdaleno
Media Contacts TOP RANK
Evan Korn: 516-510-6014 / EKorn@toprank.com