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Gabriel Bracero Returns To Showtime

MASHANTUCKET, CT/NEW YORK (Oct. 14, 2011)Next Friday, October 21, rising junior welterweight contender Gabriel “Tito” Bracero (17-0, 3KO’s) will look to capture his first title as a professional when he takes on Daniel Sostre (11-4-1, 4KO’s) for the vacant NABF belt. Bracer-Sostre is set to open up the DiBella Entertainment promoted ShoBox: The New Generation doubleheader featuring highly regarded and top-rated Super Middleweight contender Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (19-0, 14KO’s) taking on Will “Power” Rosinsky (14-0, 8KO’s) at the beautiful MGM Grand at Foxwoods. Both bouts are scheduled for 10 rounds and will be televised live on SHOWTIME beginning at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

The road to this point for Bracero has been anything but easy. A stellar amateur, the New York native turned pro in 2001 and ran his record to a perfect 5-0. While Bracero was experiencing success inside the ring, trouble on the outside was brewing all along and soon the young Puerto Rican prospect was arrested and incarcerated to spend the next six years of his life behind bars.

After being released in January 2009, Bracero wasted little time in getting his boxing career back in line behind well-respected trainer and manager Tommy Gallagher. Since his return Bracero has rung together 12-consecutive victories including his most impressive to date back in April of this year when he won a dominate eight-round decision over previously undefeated 2008 U.S. Olympic alternate Danny O’Connor (14-0) also on ShoBox. If Bracero can capture the NABF title against Sostre, he will be one step closer to fulfilling a life-long dream.

“I have been waiting for this for a long time,” said Bracero. “I am truly blessed and so grateful for what my team, and everyone at DiBella Entertainment has done for me.”

Regarding the fight Bracero is not looking past his opponent he says, but he states that his rigorous preparations have already won him the fight.

“The fight is already won. I have been working so hard with my team, and I feel great. I’m excited for this fight. Winning the NABF title puts me into the world ratings, and puts me in a position to start going after these champions. Whoever it is, it doesn’t matter to me. My job is to train and to fight, and focus on beating whoever they put in front of me. As always I plan on putting on an impressive performance Friday night for all my fans that are coming out to show their support, and the many more who will be at home watching on SHOWTIME.”

Bracero went on to make a special dedication for the fight.

“In addition to raising Breast Cancer Awareness with this card, I am also personally dedicating this fight to the National Diabetes Walk, which I will be participating in two days after my fight in N.Y.C. My son and my mother both suffer from Diabetes, so I want to dedicate this fight to them and to everyone throughout the world dealing with the Diabetes disease. I’m fighting for a bigger purpose and bigger meaning and promise I won’t disappoint.”

“Octoberfist: Fight Night Done Right” is being presented by DiBella Entertainment in association with The Breast Cancer Charities of America, P3R Publicity and Everlast.

Tickets are priced at $125, $85 and $50, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.foxwoods.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and by calling (800) 200-2882. Doors open at 7PM, with the first bout scheduled for 8PM. Showtime will begin live coverage at 11PM ET.

DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT

DiBella Entertainment builds upon the unique insights Lou DiBella developed as a television executive and matchmaker to combat the contractual exploitation of professional boxers. DiBella Entertainment creates a business model that shifts the balance of power from promoters to boxers; and establishes a legacy of matchmaking excellence, both in an effort to improve the health of the boxing industry. DiBella Entertainment represents its athletes with honesty and integrity all while making the best and fairest financial deals for its clients.

For more information visit us at www.dbe1.com, follow us at twitter/loudibella or check us out at facebook/lou.dibella

About ShoBox: The New Generation

Since its inception in July 2001, the critically acclaimed SHOWTIME boxing series, ShoBox: The New Generation has featured young talent matched tough. The ShoBox philosophy is to televise exciting, crowd-pleasing and competitive matches while providing a proving ground for willing prospects determined to fight for a world title. The growing list of fighters who have appeared on ShoBox and advanced to garner world titles includes: Leonard Dorin, Scott Harrison, Juan Diaz, Jeff Lacy, Ricky Hatton, Joan Guzman, Juan Urango, David Diaz, Robert Guerrero, Kelly Pavlik, Paul Malignaggi, Kendall Holt, Timothy Bradley, Bernard Dunne, Yonnhy Perez, Yuri Foreman, Andre Ward and, most recently, Cornelius Bundrage.

About Showtime Networks Inc.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2™, SHOWTIME® SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, SHOWTIME BEYOND®, SHOWTIME NEXT®, SHOWTIME WOMEN®, SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD™, SHOWTIME 2 HD™, THE MOVIE CHANNEL HD™, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL ON DEMAND™ and FLIX ON DEMAND®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Channel™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®.

FOXWOODS AND MGM GRAND AT FOXWOODS

North America’s largest casino, Foxwoods Resort Casino® is located at the Mashantucket Pequot Indian reservation in the midst of the rolling hills of southeastern Connecticut, easily accessible from Boston, New York, Hartford, and Providence. Owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, Foxwoods has something for everyone as the East Coast’s premier entertainment destination. Four award-winning hotels offer accommodations to suit every budget, along with luxury butler-serviced villas, extensive retail offerings, and more than 30 dining establishments featuring everything from world-class gourmet cuisine to casual fare. Six casinos offer non-stop gaming excitement with more than 6,400 slots and 350 table games; 97 poker tables in the only WPT World Poker Room™ on the East Coast; a High Stakes Bingo hall; and Ultimate Race Book. The renowned Norwich Spa at Foxwoods and the tranquil oasis of G-Spa provide the perfect escape to recharge the mind, body, and soul. Meetings and convention goers will find more than 115,000 square feet of meeting space, including the largest column-free ballroom in the northeast, MGM’s 50,000 square foot Premiere Ballroom. Two acoustically-perfected theaters offer weekly entertainment for all ages. The original state-of-the-art Fox Theater, seating 1,400, was opened in 1993 by the legendary Frank Sinatra. The majestic 4,000-seat MGM Grand Theater hosts an impressive variety of weekly headline entertainment. Conveniently located adjacent to Foxwoods is Lake of Isles™, featuring two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Rees Jones and a state-of-the-art Golf Academy. Foxwoods supports responsible gaming, and plays a leadership role in the Connecticut Council of Problem Gambling, of which it was a founding entity. For more information, call 800-FOXWOODS or visit www.foxwoods.com.

ABOUT THE BREAST CANCER CHARITIES OF AMERICA (BCCA)

The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) is the leader in integrated cancer care…combining body, mind and spirit to the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Through their numerous program services, BCCA’s goal is to educate, teach, and provide the latest accurate information about integrated cancer care, cancer prevention, recovery, treatment, early detection, and survival.

BCCA provides direct help now. Working through cancer treatment centers nationally, the “Help Now Fund” provides counseling and emergency financial services to assist women and their families. They help with the unexpected expenses of cancer such as transportation treatments, past-due utility bills, rent eviction notices, and the like. Their commitment is adequate food, clothing and shelter for every woman going through breast cancer.

Through their iGoPink campaign, The Breast Cancer Charities of America brings a fresh and innovative approach to finding the cure. For more information please visit www.TheBreastCancerCharities.org <http://www.TheBreastCancerCharities.org>

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