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Monday 12th March, 16:00-16:30

Boxing legend visits SPORTEL, as Octapixx LIVE celebrates second season of “Prime/Time Boxing. Octapixx LIVE is pleased to commemorate the start of the second season of its international boxing television series, “Prime/Time Boxing™” (48 x 120’), by welcoming legendary Brazilian boxer, Acelino “Popo” Freitas” to SPORTELRio on Monday, March 12, 2012.

A present-day Federal Deputy in Brazil’s National Congress, Freitas, who recorded 38 wins as a professional boxer (32 by knockout) is a former WBO and WBA Super Featherweight Champion, and WBO Lightweight Champion, and has participated in some of the great fights of the past decade, including the August 9, 2003 world championship match against Jorge Barrios, which was a consensus candidate for Fight of the Year.

Freitas, an international ambassador of Boxing and sport in Brazil, comes to the SPORTELRio market as a guest of Octapixx LIVE and Monaco Mediax, and will address the media at a special press event, at 16:00 on Monday, March 12, 2012, that has been scheduled to commemorate his visit.

This appearance of Freitas coincides with Octapixx LIVE’s announcement that the 2nd season of its world-renowned tape-delayed boxing television series, “Prime/Time Boxing” (48 x 120’) has begun.  Produced in conjunction with top boxing promoters, “Prime/Time Boxing” provides broadcasters with weekly tape-delayed championship fights, eliminator bouts, rising contender competitions and archive classics.  The series is now being broadcast in over 90 countries worldwide, with participating broadcasters receiving a weekly episode on tape or via satellite transmission.

“Popo’s glorious career has brought great pride to the people of Brazil and to the sport of Boxing, and so we are excited that he will be joining us at SPORTELRio,” says Octapixx LIVE CEO J. Gary Gladman.  “It is evident to Octapixx through our success in live event distribution, and via our tape delayed series, that Boxing is experiencing a strong resurgence worldwide, and we are honoured that Acelino Freitas could join us at this market to celebrate our great sport.”  

About Octapixx LIVE
Octapixx LIVE ( is a global distributor of live-via-satellite and tape-delayed sports events and sports-related content, including Boxing, Tennis, Football and an array of other sports.  The company regularly licenses individual boxing events to major broadcasters around the world.  “Prime/Time Boxing” brings these individual events and more together, featuring athletes that are ranked at the highest level of the sport.

For background and photos, contact Jay Simbajon at Octapixx LIVE at (416) 449-9400 ext 232 or
™“Prime/Time Boxing” is a trademark of Octapixx LIVE, a division of BidMax Corporation, Toronto, Canada.


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