(Macao, July 23, 2013) - Boxing fans looking forward to attending the exciting Nov. 24 PACQUIAO VS. RIOS: The Clash in Cotai fight at The Venetian® Macao have a limited-time opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the July 29 public on-sale date with an exclusive pre-sale offer from Cotai Ticketing.
A Reserve or above ticket holders for the July 27 Fists of Gold II event can purchase one advance ticket in any category for PACQUIAO VS. RIOS: The Clash in Cotai for each A Reserve or above Fists of Gold II ticket presented at the Cotai Arena box office, from 3 p.m. July 27 until 2 a.m. July 28, and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 28. This exclusive pre-sale offer is available only at the Cotai Arena box office, for a maximum of six tickets per person, subject to availability, and is not available online or via phone. For more information, visit www.venetianmacao.com.
PACQUIAO VS. RIOS: The Clash in Cotai features Fighter of the Decade Congressman Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and former world champion and reigning hellion Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios battling each other in a 12-round welterweight rumble, Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Cotai Arena. For Pacquiao, the event marks the pound-for-pound box office monarch's first fight outside the U.S. since his 12-round super featherweight unanimous decision victory over former world champion Oscar Larios in 2006, which took place in the Philippines. One of boxing's most exciting fighters, Rios' only fight outside the U.S. was in Mexico in 2008 when he won a 10-round split decision over Ricardo Dominguez.
The July 27 Fists of Gold II multi-bout event features two-time Olympic gold medallist and three-time Amateur World Champion Zou Shiming returning to the ring in a flyweight matchup against Mexico's Jesus Ortega, plus the Macao debut of Hong Kong's undefeated super flyweight Rex "The Wonder Kid" Tso against Thailand's Rusalee Samor. The spectacular fight card also features two world championship showdowns - WBO/WBA flyweight champion Juan Estrada vs. the undefeated Milan Melindo and undefeated IBF featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich vs. Mauricio Muñoz. Watching all the action from ringside will be none other than Pacquiao, the first and only boxer to win world titles in eight different weight divisions.
Tickets for PACQUIAO VS. RIOS: The Clash in Cotai go on sale to the public July 29 at 10 a.m. at all Cotai Ticketing box offices*. The multi-bout event kicks off Nov. 24 at 8 a.m. Tickets can be purchased in one of five categories: HKD/MOP 9,880 (Gold), 6,480 (Silver), 3,880 (A Reserve), 1,880 (B Reserve) and 880 (C Reserve). Packages with round trip Cotai Water Jet ferry tickets between Hong Kong and Macao are also available for HKD/MOP 9,968 (Gold), 6,568 (Silver), 3,968 (A Reserve), 1,968 (B Reserve) and 968 (C Reserve). Tickets can be booked online at www.CotaiTicketing.com, or by phone at +853 2882 8818 (Macao) / +852 6333 6660 (HK) / 4001 206 618 (China), and are also available at Tom Lee Outlets, K11 Select and through Hong Kong Ticketing (customer service fee applies), online at www.HKTicketing.com or by phone at +852 3128 8288.
Tickets for the 5:30 p.m. July 27 Fists of Gold II are on sale now via Cotai Ticketing and can be purchased in one of six categories: HKD/MOP 4,680 (Gold), 1,680 (Silver), 980 (A Reserve), 580 (B Reserve), 280 (C Reserve) and 80 (D Reserve). Packages with round trip Cotai Water Jet ferry tickets between Hong Kong and Macao are also available for HKD/MOP 4,768 (Gold), 1,768 (Silver), 1,068 (A Reserve), 668 (B Reserve) and 368 (C Reserve). Tickets can be booked online at www.CotaiTicketing.com, or by phone at +853 2882 8818 (Macao) / +852 6333 6660 (HK) / 4001 206 618 (China), and are also available at Tom Lee Outlets, K11 Select and through Hong Kong Ticketing (customer service fee applies), online at www.HKTicketing.com or by phone at +852 3128 8288.
Fists of Gold II and PACQUIAO VS. RIOS: The Clash in Cotai are promoted by Top Rank and Sands China Ltd.
Entertainment at Sands China Ltd. Properties
Sands China Ltd. has as a clear vision to establish Macao as Asia's top entertainment destination.
The 15,000-seat Cotai Arena is the only venue in Asia ranked in Pollstar's Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues based on ticket sales. It is the top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the world's and the region's biggest names in music, sports and awards shows. Superstars frequently choose the venue as the starting point of their Asian tours.
The 1800-seat, multi-purpose Venetian Theatre is one of the most luxurious entertainment venues in greater China. Featuring ushers in black-tie, champagne service, gourmet food and beverage items and other unique, premium amenities, it offers an intimate, luxurious and exclusive venue experience. The Venetian Theatre is playing a key role in bringing the best in international and Chinese entertainment to Macao, with a luxury theatre experience like no other in the region.
The 650-seat Sands Macao Hotel theatre regularly features internationally-renowned singers, performers and artists of the highest calibre. From traditional Chinese-costumed dancers to modern performances, and from singing troupes to contemporary bands, everything from Western rock to Cantonese pop is covered.
With an unbeatable diversity, the entertainment offering of Sands China Ltd. is ushering in a new era of entertainment in Macao.
About The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel
Opened in 2007, The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel is Macao's first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat Cotai Arena designed for world-class sports events and electrifying entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and Chinese entertainment; more than 30 renowned restaurants; MALO CLINIC Health & Wellness; the incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 300 retailers at Shoppes at Venetian. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.
About Cotai Strip Resorts Macao - Macao's Integrated Resort City
Sands China Ltd. is the leading developer, owner and operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The befittingly named Cotai Strip Resorts Macao, situated on reclaimed land between the islands of Coloane and Taipa, is the one destination that provides a stunning array of experiences at the heart of Cotai. Cotai Strip Resorts Macao has transformed a gaming-centric day-trip market into an integrated resort city and international hub for business and leisure travellers.
Pulsating with life, both night and day, Cotai Strip Resorts Macao features an expansive offering of affordable luxury available nowhere else in Macao, with approximately 9,000 hotel rooms and suites, international superstar live entertainment, duty-free shopping with 600 retailers offering an unparalleled array of name brands, 1.3 million square feet (120,000 square metres) of meeting and exhibition space for Asia's leading conferences and exhibitions, gaming excitement, transportation offerings and well over 100 dining options, including international restaurants, bars and lounges. Cotai Strip Resorts Macao is a must-see destination providing every guest with an unforgettable experience and unparalleled excitement.
Comprised of the The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel; The Plaza™ Macao, featuring the Four Seasons Hotel Macao; and Sands® Cotai Central, featuring the world's largest Conrad, Sheraton, and Holiday Inn hotels, Cotai Strip Resorts Macao is where Asia's ultimate destination is all within reach.
*Cotai Arena Box Office; The Venetian Macao Main Lobby Box Office; Four Seasons Hotel - The Plaza™ Casino Box Office; Sands® Macao - Casino Floor L1 Box Office; Sands® Cotai Central -Sheraton Main Lobby, Holiday Inn Main Lobby and East Bus Lobby Box Offices