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Fight Week Media Schedule For "Capital Showdown: Khan vs. Peterson" As Big-Time Boxing Returns To Washington, DC!
BIG-TIME BOXING RETURNS TO THE DISTRICT
WITH FULL FIGHT WEEK MEDIA SCHEDULE
*All Times Are Eastern*
Monday, Dec. 5
12:00 p.m. "Fit For An Amir 'King' Khan" Washington, DC Arrival Photo-Op
WHAT:Unified Super Lightweight Champion Amir Khan will pose for photo opportunities at some of Washington's most historic landmarks and memorials to kick off "Capital Showdown" fight week. This is the only event of its kind during fight week and, as no other city affords the potential for such great photo-ops, it should not be missed. Stops on the route will be (in order from the departure location):
Steps of the U.S. Capitol Building, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the White House (South Lawn Gate). Media transportation will be provided.
Departure Location: Mayflower Renaissance Hotel: 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW;
Washington, DC 20036
11:45 a.m.- Media meet in lobby of Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
12:00 p.m.- Depart for photo tour
RSVP: If you would like to participate in the photo tour, please RSVP to Lisa Milner at firstname.lastname@example.org (to ensure space availability in media vehicle).
Tuesday, Dec. 6
4:00 p.m. Amir Khan, Lamont Peterson, Seth Mitchell, Timur Ibragimov
And Anthony Peterson Workout For Media And
Youth Members Of The DC Dept. Of Parks And
Recreation Boxing Program
WHAT:Members of the media are invited to come see the stars of "Capital Showdown" workout at the Kennedy Recreation Center. The fighters in attendance will showcase their boxing prowess and talent for District youth and their families from the DC Dept. of Parks and Recreation boxing program (capacity 300). With five fighters back-to-back in the same building, it is certain to be a high-energy atmosphere that will heighten the tension and excitement leading up to fight night.
Location: Kennedy Recreation Center; 1401 Seventh St. NW (at O St. NW);
Washington, DC 20001
4:00 p.m. - Timur Ibragimov
4:30 p.m. - Anthony Peterson
5:00 p.m. - Lamont Peterson
5:30 p.m. - Seth Mitchell
6:00 p.m. - Amir Khan
Wednesday, Dec. 7
1:00 p.m. Official Washington Welcome As Big Time Boxing Returns To The District
WHAT:Mayor of the District of Columbia Vincent C. Gray and Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown will hold a press conference on the steps of the John A. Wilson Building to give the city's official welcome as big time boxing returns to Washington, DC. Several of the "Capital Showdown" fighters, including the Peterson brothers and Seth Mitchell will be in attendance, as well as representatives from Golden Boy Promotions, HBO Sports and Events DC. Special appearance by legendary current Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins.
Location: Steps of the John A. Wilson Building*: 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; Washington, DC 20004
*In the event of inclement weather, the press conference will be moved indoors to the Wilson Building Atrium.
Thursday, Dec. 8
2:00 p.m. Final Press Conference
WHAT:All of the "Capital Showdown" fighters will appear together for the final press conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Joined by Olympic Gold medalist, Ten-Time World Champion and Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar de la Hoya and legendary middleweight and current Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins, the fighters will give their final thoughts before they enter the ring Saturday night.
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 144ABC:
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW; Washington, DC 20001
1:30 p.m. - Media arrival
2:00 p.m.- Press conference begins
Friday, Dec. 9
2:00 p.m. Official Weigh-In - Open to the public! (Space limited;
first come, first served.)
WHAT:Big-time boxing's return to Washington, DC brings out the big-time stars at the "Capital Showdown: Khan vs. Peterson" Official Weigh-In. All of the event's featured fighters will weigh-in. Special guests include former Olympic Gold medalist, Ten-Time World Champion and Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya and legendary current Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins.
Location: Carnegie Library: 801 K St. NW at Mt. Vernon Square
(media entrance on K Street side of building); Washington, DC 20001
1:15 p.m.- Media check-in
2:00 p.m.- Weigh-in begins
Saturday, Dec. 10
1:00 p.m. Credential Pick-Up
Location: Grand Lobby of the Walter E. Washington Convention
Center: 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW; Washington, DC 20001
4:30 p.m. Walter E. Washington Convention Center Doors Open
5:00 p.m. First Fight
9:45 p.m. HBO World Championship Boxing® Telecast Begins
Following Post-Fight Press Conference
Main Event Location:Walter E. Washington Convention Center - Room 204AB
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Credentials will be available for pick up in the grand lobby of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (off of Mt. Vernon Place NW) on Saturday, December 10 beginning at 1:00 p.m. and ending promptly at 10:00 p.m. Proper photo identification will be required for credential pick up.
ABOUT "CAPITAL SHOWDOWN":
"Capital Showdown: Khan vs. Peterson,"a 12-round Unified Super Lightweight World Title Fight for Khan's WBA World Super Championship and IBF World Championship taking place on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Khan Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, DeWalt Tools, AT&T and MicroTech. Also featured will be a 10-round heavyweight battle between Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell and Timur Ibragimov. The fights will be telecast in the United States on HBO World Championship Boxing at 9:45 p.m. ET/6:45 p.m. PT and on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.
Tickets, priced at $300, $150, $75, $50 and $25, are available for purchase through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center Box Office will open on Thursday, December 8 at 10:00 a.m.
CONTACTS: Ramiro Gonzalez/Monica Sears, Golden Boy Promotions: (213) 489-5631
Bill Caplan, Golden Boy Promotions: (818) 831-0046/(818) 515-1616 (c)
Asif Vali/Tahir Khan, Khan Promotions: +44(0)1204535332
Amir Rashid, Khan Promotions: +44(0)7900184077
Kelly Swanson/Lisa Milner, DC Information; Swanson Communications: (202) 783-5500
Andre Johnson, ProImage Communications/Peterson Brothers: (202) 486-8072
Lorin Chvotkin, Team Mitchell: (240) 498-1478
Chinyere Hubbard, Events DC: (202) 249-3217
Teri Washington, Events DC: (202) 608-1199
Kevin Flaherty, HBO: (212) 512-5052
Julian Sheldon, Sky Sports Publicity: (207) 032-1447
Media Credentials: Email email@example.com