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Ticket Alert: Gamboa-Salido

Tickets for Top Rank’s ‘Battle of the Champions’ — Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Orlando Salido – on Sept. 11 at the Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas go on sale tomorrow, Saturday, July 31. Gamboa, the WBA featherweight champion, will take on Salido, the IBF featherweight champion, in the Pearl Concert Theater. Gamboa, a big puncher, has a record of 18-0, 15 KOs. He is a four-time Cuban national champion and a 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist. Salido is the IBF featherweight champion. He has a record of 34-10-2, 22 KOs and is trained by former world champion Daniel Zaragoza. “This is an exciting matchup of champions – a real battle,” said Bob Arum of Top Rank.

Two strong undefeated lightweights, Brandon Rios of Oxnard, Ca. and Anthony Peterson of Washington, D.C., will fight in a World Lightweight Eliminator. Rios has a record of 24-0-1, 17 KOs; Peterson is 30-0, 20 KOs.

Notre Dame champion Mike Lee of Chicago will be in a special attraction bout. Lee is trained by Ronnie Shields in Houston.

“Mike Lee is very popular. He is bringing a new fanbase into the sport of boxing,” Arum said.

Top Rank is promoting in association with Arena Box and Zanfer Promotions. The Gamboa vs. Salido and Rios vs. Peterson bouts will be televised on HBO After Dark.

Tickets are $200, $100, $50 plus applicable fees and will be available on Saturday, July 31.

To purchase tickets, please visit the Pearl Box Office, any Ticketmaster location, call 1-800-745-3000 or visit

The Pearl Box Office is open Sunday from noon to 7 pm, Monday from noon to 10:30 pm, Tuesday from noon to 7 pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 9 pm and Saturday from noon to 10 pm.

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