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De La Hoya speaks on Wright and Quartey
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Boxing News of Saturday, 14 October 2006

Source: cubagee of radio b.a.r sports

De La Hoya speaks on Wright and Quartey

On Saturday, December 2nd, ?THE HEAT IS ON?, at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, Winky Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions, in association with DiBella Entertainment, is pleased to present a crossroads bout between former world champions Winky Wright and Ike Quartey which is packed with serious implications for the 160-pound weight class.

Wright-Quartey will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 9:45 pm ET / 6:45 pm PT.

?As co-promoter of this event, I am proud to be associated with two athletes of this high caliber,? said Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. ?Winky Wright is one of the premier technicians of this era and still on top of his game, and I know firsthand how tough Ike Quartey is, since he gave me one of my toughest fights. This fight should be a war.?

Adds Chris Lighty, CEO of Winky Promotions, ?We?re excited about bringing this card to Tampa, and I?m sure the loyal fight fans of Florida will all come out to support their own Winky Wright. It?s going to be a great night for boxing on December 2nd.?

Tickets for Wright-Quartey, priced at $35, $50, $100, $200, $350, $750 and $1000, go on sale today, Tuesday, October 10 at the McDonald?s Box Office at the St. Pete Times Forum and all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at (813) 287-8844 or (727) 898-2100, or log onto ticketmaster.com.

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