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Chavez Jnr added to ‘Dodgers’ Rotation



Undefeated No. 1 Middleweight Contender to Throw Out

Ceremonial First Pitch Before Dodgers-Marlins Game

Tomorrow! Sunday, May 29 at 1 P.M. PT

Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES (May 28, 2011) – “Now pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers, JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ, JR. The Son of the Legend and undefeated No. 1 middleweight contender Chávez Jr. will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Dodgers host the Florida Marlins, Tomorrow! Sunday, May 29, at 1 p.m. PT, at Dodger Stadium. Approximately one hour before he takes the mound, Chávez Jr. will also make an appearance at the Viva Los Dodgers festival in Lot 6. Tickets to Sunday’s Dodgers-Marlins game can be purchased at Dodgers.com/Promotions.

Chávez, Jr. (42-0-1, 30 KOs), of Culiacan, México, goes for his first world title next week when he challenges undefeated World Boxing Council middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik (30-0, 10 KOs), Saturday, June 4 at STAPLES Center in the main event of “The Son Also Rises: Zbik vs. Chávez, Jr. World Middleweight Championship.

MEDIA NOTE: Media who wish to cover the event will need to be credentialed by the Dodgers. For information on how to apply for credentials, contact the Dodgers Public Relations department at (323) 224-1301.


Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Universum Media Network, TECATE and STAPLES Center, “The Son Also Rises: Zbik vs. Chávez, Jr. World Middleweight Championship” marks the first fight Chávez Jr. has fought in Los Angeles in six years. Remaining tickets, priced at $100, $75 and $50, can be purchased online at www.staplescenter.com, via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000, or at the STAPLES Center box office.












Zbik vs. Chávez, Jr. will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). The world championship event will be highlighted by a celebration of the boxing career of Julio César Chávez, who will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame the following week.

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