One Lucky Winner of Verizon Sweepstakes Will Win Two VIP Tickets to the HBO World Championship Boxing: Martinez vs. Macklin Fight at Madison Square Garden on March 17

Verizon FiOS will send one lucky winner and a guest to Madison Square Garden in New York City to see the World Championship Boxing: Sergio Martinez vs. Matthew Macklin middleweight boxing match on March 17. Verizon FiOS customers unable to attend the event can watch it from the comfort of their homes on HBO Latino, HBO Latino HD and HBO's main channel at 10 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. PT.

 The Verizon FiOS Boxing Sweepstakes is being hosted on Verizon's bilingual, bicultural Facebook page, Somos Verizon FiOS.

The grand prize for the sweepstakes consists of two VIP tickets to the fight, airfare and a two-night stay in New York City.  Additional prizes, awarded by a random drawing, include a boxing glove signed by Martinez and HBO Latino hooded sweatshirts. All prizes are provided by HBO Latino.

 (NOTE: An image of Martinez and Macklin squaring off is available on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/34800970@N05/6870539515/in/photostream. To view a video of Martinez talking in Spanish about the upcoming fight, visit http://youtu.be/gj0azCXfXvQ.)

Participants can register for the sweepstakes once a day, for a total of 19 times, through March 4 at 8:59 a.m.  The winner will be chosen at random on March 5. For sweepstakes registration and complete rules and regulations, visit http://www.facebook.com/SomosVerizonFiOS.

"Viewing the fight on FiOS is the next best thing to actually being there," said Oscar Madrid, Verizon's multicultural marketing director. "Our 100 percent fiber-optic network delivers an unrivaled picture quality, so you will feel as though you're truly ringside even if you don't win the grand prize."

The Verizon FiOS Boxing Sweepstakes consists of an online-only, random-draw sweepstakes ending on March 4, 2012, at 8:59:59 a.m. For the latest news, updates and information about FiOS TV, visit www.verizon.com/newscenter and http://www.verizon.com/athomeblog.

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