GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS AND FANTASY SPRINGS ANNOUNCE
THE MAN WITH THE LETHAL LEFT HOOK, GERRY COONEY,
AS VIP AT SATURDAY, JULY 28
TELEFUTURA TELEVISED BOXING EVENT
July 17, 2012 - INDIO, CA – Known for his big left-hook and his imposing size, professional boxer Gerry Cooney will greet fans at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino prior to the July 28 Telefutura televised: “Solo Boxeo Tecate” fights co-featuring rising star Ronny Rios and former World Champion Julio Diaz in separate fights.
Cooney compiled a professional record of 28 wins and only 3 losses, with 24 wins coming by way of knockout. He is ranked number 53 on Ring Magazine's list of “The 100 Greatest Punchers Of All Time” due in part to the fact that most of his fights ended in early knockouts.
Most recently he founded the Fighters' Initiative for Support and Training, an organization which helps retired boxers find jobs. He is involved with J.A.B., the first union for boxers and is also is a supporter with of the "Hands Are Not For Hitting" program, which aims to prevent domestic violence. You can hear Cooney talk boxing weekly as the co-host of "Friday Night At The Fights" on SIRIUS XM Radio.
Cooney will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and take pictures from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm inside the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center on July 28. The meet and greet is open to the public with the purchase of a ticket to the event.
The July 28 edition of TeleFutura’s “Solo Boxeo Tecate” is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and is sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. Doors open at 6:00 pm PT on fight night and the first bell rings at 7:00 pm PT. The TeleFutura broadcast begins at 11:00pm ET/PT.
Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $45, are on sale now and available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com
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