April 11 – In what will be his biggest test on his way back to championship glory, former world junior middleweight champion Kassim Ouma has agreed to face dangerous Mexican bomber Marco Antonio Rubio in the featured undercard attraction on the Oscar De La Hoya vs. Ricardo Mayorga ‘Danger Zone’ show, Saturday, May 6 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The bout, announced today by Golden Boy Promotions, will also be part of the live broadcast on HBO Pay-Per-View.
The rest of the exciting undercard will be announced shortly.
Awarded the inaugural Pat Putnam award for Perseverance by the Boxing Writers Association of America, Kassim ‘The Dream’ Ouma (23-2-1, 15 KOs) rose from unspeakable conditions in his native Uganda to become one of boxing’s best, pound for pound. The charismatic former IBF junior middleweight champion, Ouma - who now makes his home in Florida – has scored two impressive TKO wins in a row since losing his crown, and he is on the doorstep of another title shot.
Ever since making his United States debut in August of 2004, Torreon, Mexico’s Marco Antonio Rubio (32-2-1, 29 KOs) has made a name for himself with his concrete fists and exciting style. Winner of seven fights in a row, six by knockout, ‘El Veneno’ knows that a win over Ouma will place him among the elite at 154 pounds.
De La Hoya vs. Mayorga, “Danger Zone,” is brought to you by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Don King Productions. Tickets priced at $1250, $950, $750, $350 and $150 are on sale now. Tickets are available at the MGM Grand Garden Arena box office and are also being sold at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (Tower Records/WOW!, Smith’s Food and Drug Centers, Robinsons-May stores and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (702) 474-4000. Tickets are also available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com
The De La Hoya vs. Mayorga pay-per-view telecast, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on May 6 has a suggested retail price of $49.95, will be distributed domestically by HBO Pay-Per-View and will be available to more than 56 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in high-definition television for those viewers who are HDTV capable. HBO Pay-Per-View is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. De La Hoya vs. Mayorga daily updates can be found during fight week at www.HBOPPV.com