World Extreme Cagefighting® bantamweight star Miguel Angel Torres will be recognized by his hometown of East Chicago, Ind. on Friday, June 4. East Chicago city officials announced today that June 4, 2010 will serve as “Miguel Angel Torres Day” in the city, with the former 135-pound champion set to take part in various activities throughout the day.
The 29-year-old Torres, a staple in the East Chicago community thanks to his work with the city’s youth, was blown away by the declaration.
“East Chicago is my home and to be recognized in this capacity means a lot,” Torres said. “The city is full of hardworking people and I have done my best to represent East Chicago in a positive way.”
WHO: Miguel Angel Torres, WEC bantamweight star
WHAT: Honored by the city of East Chicago, Ind. on Friday, June 4 with “Miguel Torres Day”
WHERE: 4527 Indianapolis Blvd
East Chicago, IN 46312
WHEN: Friday, June 4, 2010
Proclamation from 11am-12pm CT
HOW: For a full listing of activities open to press, please contact East Chicago, Ind. Public Relations Manager Damian Rico
About World Extreme Cagefighting®
The WEC brand is recognized as one of the premier mixed martial arts organizations in the United States. WEC, founded in 2001, is the sister organization of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® and today features the most prominent light weight fighters in the world. Owned and operated by WEC Holdings LLC., and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., the WEC produces live and taped events annually that are distributed through the Versus network.WEC programming is also available on Fox Sports en Espanol. In addition to its U.S distribution, WEC programming is shown on The Score network in Canada, Setanta Sports in Australia, Globosat in Brazil, and Cadena Tres in Mexico. For more information and current WEC fight news, visit wec.tv. World Extreme Cagefighting® and WEC® are registered trademarks, trademarks, trade dress or service marks owned exclusively by WEC Holdings, LLC in the United States and other jurisdictions and are licensed to WEC Productions, LLC.