17 Dec Five-time world champion MIGUEL COTTO Vs. James Kirkland
MIGUEL COTTO AND James Kirkland TO HOST
Dallas press conference
Monday, December 19 at 12:00 pm CT
Ford Center at the Star
New York, New York (December 17, 2016): On Monday, December 19, Five-Time World Champion Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs), James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (32-2, 28 KOs), Roc Nation Sports and the Dallas Cowboys will formally address the media in Frisco, Texas, with details surrounding the upcoming junior middleweight showdown set for Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Ford Center at The Star.
Tickets priced at $304, $204, $154, $104, $79, $54 and $29 not including applicable service charges and taxes, go on sale Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. local time and will be available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 and the AT&T Stadium box office.
What: Cotto-Kirkland Official Press Conference
Who: Miguel Cotto – Five-Time World Champion
James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland – Former WBC Continental Americas & WBO NABO Champion
Ann Wolfe – Trainer of James Kirkland
Hector Soto – Manager of Miguel Cotto
Jerry Jones – Owner, President & General Manager, Dallas Cowboys
Michael Yormark – Roc Nation President & Chief of Branding and Strategy
Tony Walker – Vice President, HBO Pay-Per-View
Greg Alvarez – Texas Combative Sports Program Manager
Where: Ford Center at The Star
9 Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX 75034
South Concourse by the Main Entrance
Date: Monday, Dec. 19, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m. CT – Media Arrival
12:00 p.m. CT – Press Conference Begins
Cotto vs. Kirkland is a 12-round junior middleweight fight presented by Roc Nation Sports, Miguel Cotto Promotions and Ford Center at The Star, and sponsored by Corona Extra. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
For more information, visit www.hbo.com/boxing, follow on Twitter and Instagram at @HBOBoxing and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HBOBoxing.
Follow the conversation using #CottoKirkland.
ABOUT ROC NATION SPORTS
Roc Nation Sports, a sub-division of Roc Nation, launched in spring 2013. Founder Shawn “JAY Z” Carter’s love of sports led to the natural formation of Roc Nations Sports, supporting athletes in the same way Roc Nation has been working alongside and advocating for artists in the music industry for years. Roc Nation Sports focuses on elevating athletes’ career on a global scale both on and off the field. Roc Nation Sports conceptualizes and executes marketing and endorsement deals, community outreach, charitable tie-ins, media relations and brand strategy. Roc Nation Sports launched its boxing division, a full service promotional company which represents Five-Time World Champion Miguel Cotto and Two-Time World Champion Andre Ward, in August 2014. Roc Nation Sports’ roster includes premiere athletes such as Robinson Cano, Skylar Diggins, Kevin Durant, Geno Smith, Victor Cruz, CC Sabathia, James Young, Dez Bryant, Ndamukong Suh, Rusney Castillo, Yoenis Cespedes, Jaelen Strong, Todd Gurley, Wilson Chandler, Erick Aybar, Justise Winslow, Willie Cauley-Stein, Jerome Boateng, Miguel Sano, CJ Prosise, Ronnie Stanley, Henry Ellenson, Caris LeVert, Mike Gbinije, Melvin Ingram, Rudy Gay and Ty Lawson.
About The Star
The Star is the 91-acre campus of the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and practice facility in Frisco, Texas. Developed as a first-of-its-kind partnership between the City of Frisco and Frisco ISD, The Star features the Ford Center, a 12,000-seat stadium that hosts Frisco ISD football games and other events; Cowboys Fit, a 60,000 square-foot gym developed in partnership with leading fitness developer, Mark Mastrov; and Cowboys Club, a members-only club where the country club meets the NFL. Throughout 2017, The Star will welcome The Omni Frisco Hotel, a 16-floor, 300-room luxury hotel; Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research at The Star, a 300,000 square-foot center of excellence for sports medicine; as well as a variety of shopping, dining and nightlife options. For more information on The Star, visit: http://thestarinfrisco.com/.
Lauren Menache, Berk Communications for Roc Nation Sports: (212) 889-0440 (O), [email protected]
Marina Bui, Berk Communications for Roc Nation Sports: (212) 889-0440 (O), [email protected]
Patrick Byrne, HBO: 212-512-1361 (O), [email protected]
Joe Trahan, Dallas Cowboys Football Club, (972) 497-4552 (O), [email protected]