The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Announces Hard Hitting Third Installment of "Fight Nights"

Return of Boxing Series Live on ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" July 29 Featuring Bouts Between Edison "Pantera" Miranda & Yordanis Despaigne and Joel Casamayor & Jorge Luis Teron

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LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - 06/17/11) - On July 29, "Fight Nights at The Cosmopolitan" returns to The Chelsea Ballroom featuring matchups between four of professional boxing's toughest and hardest-hitting warriors and airing live on ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights."In conjunction with Warriors Boxing Promotions and Blue Wave Group, "Fight Nights at The Cosmopolitan" combines the mystique and excitement of legendary Las Vegas boxing matches with a new and socially dynamic experience. Tickets are on now sale and priced at $250 for VIP tables, $150 for ringside seats, $100 for floor seats, $50 for grandstand seating and $20 for general admission tickets and are available for purchase by calling 877-551-7778 or at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.In the night's main event, former world title challenger and universally feared power puncher Edison "Pantera" Miranda (34-5, 29 KOs) of Colombia will face former Cuban Olympian Yordanis Despaigne (8-1, 4 KOs) in a guaranteed thriller of a 10-round light heavyweight showdown. In a 10-round super lightweight battle where sparks are sure to fly, former three-time world champion Joel Casamayor (38-5-1, 22 KOs) will face Bronx, New York's Jorge Luis Teron (25-2-1, 17 KOs).A fan favorite the world over for his brilliant mix of amazing punching power and a unique flair for showmanship, 30-year-old Miranda will have just his second fight in the light heavyweight division after having challenged for world titles in the middleweight and super middleweight divisions.Despite having just nine professional fights, 31-year-old Despaigne can rely on the wealth of experience he gained during his impressive 300-fight amateur, with victories over several future world champions including Andre Dirrell, Jean Pascal and Károly Balzsay.Given both fighters aggressive styles of fighting, this exciting battle will almost surely end with a 10 count for one of the contestants.Heading into his showdown with Teron, 39-year-old former three-time world champion Joel "El Cepillo" Casamayor knows that every fight is a "do-or-die" affair and his sensational career will be over should he lose again.For New Yorker Teron, a third loss would put a major damper on his plans to someday challenge for a world title. Teron began his professional boxing career on a tear and was undefeated in 23 contests before losing two of his last five to strong opposition.Casamayor will not have to look hard to find Teron, as both fighters are known for their love to trade leather."This is another sensational show at the most dazzling location in all of Vegas," said promoter Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing. "Both of the main televised fights are certain to be all-out conflicts between men who have never given an inch of ground up easily. It's an honor to be bringing this show to such a world-class resort as The Cosmopolitan."Undercard bouts will be announced shortly.About The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a unique luxury Las Vegas hotel offering a decidedly different perspective, situated in the heart of The Strip. The resort's uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized, residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. The Cosmopolitan's luxurious Las Vegas resort amenities include a 100,000-square-foot casino; Sahra Spa & Hammam; three unique pool experiences at The Pool District; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan, a multi-level integrated nightclub and other Las Vegas nightlife; and 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space. An eclectic lineup of new-to-market retailers include AllSaints Spitalfields, Beckley, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, Droog, Molly Brown's Swimwear, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 6|2 Cosmetics and STITCHED. Signature Las Vegas Strip restaurants include Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Comme Ça by Los Angeles Chef David Myers; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group.

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