FIGHT WEEK KICKS OFF TODAY WITH SERGIO MARTINEZ AND MATTHEW MACKLIN MEET AND GREET AT LEGENDS BAR IN NYC

New York, NY (3/13/2012) – This Saturday, St. Patrick’s Day, middleweight kingpin Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez will look to defend his crown against Ireland’s top-rated contender Matthew “Mack The Knife” Macklin at the famed Theater at Madison Square Garden. Martinez-Macklin is scheduled for twelve rounds and will be for THE REAL Middleweight Championship of the world. The championship bout will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®.

Before both combatants enter the ring in front of what is expected to be a sold-out arena, they will be taking time out of their busy training schedules to meet and interact with fans, beginning with a meet-and-greet/autograph session today at 4:30PM at Legends Bar located on 6 West 33rd Street between 5th Avenue and Broadway in New York City. Martinez is scheduled to arrive first at 4:30PM with Macklin set to arrive at 5:30PM. Fans are encouraged to come early to assure that they have an opportunity to meet the champion and challenger.

Tickets are priced at $505, $355, $205, $125 and $65, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased through the Madison Square Garden Box Office or through Ticketmaster, at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling (866) 858-0008. Call DiBella Entertainment at (212) 947-2577, or visit www.dbe1.com and @loudibella on Twitter for more information.

The card which will be aired live on HBO World Championship Boxing® is entitled, “THE REAL Middleweight Championship – Get Your Irish Up”, features Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (48-2-2, 27KO’s) defending his middleweight crown against Ireland’s Matthew “Mack the Knife” Macklin (28-3, 19KO’s). The card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and will be televised live on HBO beginning 10PM ET/7PM PT.