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Verizon Offers Chance To Go Ringside in Las Vegas for Mayweather-Ortiz Boxing Match
Aug 26, 2011 (05:08 PM EDT)


Second Chance at Prizes via Twitter Party on Sept. 14

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon has launched the sweepstakes "Choque de Titanes," and the winner will be flown to Las Vegas for ringside seats to the highly anticipated welterweight boxing match between six-time and five-division World Champion Floyd Mayweather and WBC Welterweight Champion Victor Ortiz on Saturday, September 17, 2011.

The grand prize includes a two night stay at the MGM Grand Casino and Resort, where the bout will be staged. The winner will also witness the pre-fight weigh-in by the competitors. Other prizes include autographed boxing gloves by Floyd Mayweather.

Participants can register to win once a day from now until 8:59 a.m. EST on September 2. The winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday, September 6. For sweepstakes registration and complete rules and regulations visit http://www.verizon.com/clashofthefighters.

The Mayweather-Ortiz boxing match will air live on HBO Pay-Per-View on Saturday, September 17, at 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT. Verizon FiOS customers can order the fight on channel 1000 (channel 1001 for HD) directly from their guide using their FiOS remote control.

"Verizon FiOS subscribers will have the opportunity to experience the fight from their home. Our 100% fiber-optic network will make our customers feel like they are in the ring," said Oscar Madrid, director of multicultural communications at Verizon. "It's a great opportunity to pull together some friends and enjoy a truly memorable event – lifelike!"

Mayweather-Ortiz social media fans can also join the fun as Verizon FiOS hosts the #FiOSBoxeo Twitter Party on Wednesday, September 14, at 9 p.m. EST / 6 p.m. PST for FiOS subscribers and boxing enthusiasts.  Participants will have a chance to win 19" and 26" flat screen televisions as prizes.

PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The Verizon Clash of the Fighters Sweepstakes consists of an online-only random draw sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes"). The Sweepstakes began on August 15, 2011 at 9:00:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") and end on September 2, 2011 at 8:59:59 AM ET ("Promotion Period"). There is one (1) way to enter the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes provides eligible participants with the opportunity to win prizes. For purposes of this Promotion, a "Calendar Day" is defined as a consecutive 24-hour period which begins at 9:00:00 AM (ET) and ends at 8:59:59 AM (ET). By participating in the Promotion, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Verizon Services Corp. ("Sponsor"), 13100 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904, or its representatives which shall be final and binding in all respects.

For the latest news, updates and information about FiOS TV, visit www.verizon.com/newscenter and http://www.verizon.com/athomeblog.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 104 million total connections nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 196,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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SOURCE Verizon Communications Inc.