Thanks to the Greater Palm Bay Chamber, All Star Boxing and Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism, the AAA World Boxing Championship will return to Palm Bay, Florida on February 10, 2012!
“This high-profile exciting event will once again place Palm Bay in the international spotlight,” stated Victoria Northrup, president for the Palm Bay Chamber. “Televised live into 62 countries that evening, our city, chamber and sponsors will enjoy exposure into a highly-Latino market.”
This is the second year that All Star Boxing is bringing the Telemundo/NBC broadcast event to Palm Bay. Last year the event brought in close to 1,000 attendees for eight-bout matches which surpassed all expectations.
This year in the main event, WBO Latino featherweight champion and #6 contender Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (17-2-1-8 KO’s) OF San Juan, Puerto Rico, will put his ranking and title on the line against WBC Mundo Hispano Champion Alejandro “Pique” Delgado (15-5-7 KO’s) of Ciudad Neza, Mexico in a bout scheduled for 12 rounds.
“We have a commitment to the community of Palm Bay. We are bringing Las Vegas quality professional championship boxing to the community. At the same time we want to help stimulate the local economy by bringing in folks from all over the state to come and spend money at local business and stay in local hotels. Last year with just the network production crew and athletes we secured over 350 rooming nights, this excluded fans that traveled from surrounding parts of the state. We’re excited”, stated Ruben De Jesus from All Star Boxing, Inc.
“It’s exciting to hear that the Greater Palm Bay Chamber, the Space Coast TDC, and All Star Boxing in conjunction with Telemundo will be returning again this year for a second round of boxing entertainment right here in Palm Bay, Florida,” said US Congressman Bill Posey. “I applaud their efforts to attract events such as this one which will raise our profile around the world as a premier travel destination and provide a boost to local businesses.”
The event will once again be held at the Palm Bay Community Center, 15002 Malabar Rd. in Palm Bay, Florida. Doors open at 7:30 with the first match beginning at 8:30pm. For tickets or more information, contact the Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce at 321-951-9881.