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SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
WBO LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION ACELINO "POPO" FREITAS,
WBO 130-POUND CHAMPION DIEGO "CHICO" CORRALES
MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2004,
FROM SHELLY’S NEW YORK
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING will turn up the heat in August when it features two of boxing’s finest pound-for-pound champions battling it out for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) 135-pound title. In one of the most eagerly anticipated match-ups of 2004, Acelino “Popo” Freitas (35-0, 31 KOs) will put his undefeated record and WBO lightweight crown on the line against WBO Junior Lightweight Champion Diego Corrales (38-2, 31 KOs) Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on West Coast) on SHOWTIME. Banner Promotions will present the event from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.