Vienna, VA - December 8, 2011 — MicroTech, a leading technology systems integrator, is sponsoring the return of championship boxing to Washington DC, as the "Capital Showdown: Khan vs. Peterson," a 12-round Unified Super Lightweight World Title Fight takes place on Saturday, December 10, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The main card will be telecast live on HBO World Championship Boxing..
England’s Amir “King” Khan will be defending his WBA and IBF World Championship belts against hometown favorite Lamont Peterson. Also featured on the main card is a 10-round heavyweight battle between local phenomenon Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell vs. Timur Ibragimov. Mitchell accompanied MicroTech President & CEO Tony Jimenez on a visit to wounded troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
MicroTech provides Technology Services, Systems Integration, Product Solutions, Unified Communications & Collaboration, Cloud Computing, and Innovation & Integration to the public sector, as well as Fortune 500 enterprises — managing more than half-a-million tech users daily. A prime contractor on more than 100 Federal projects and 28 procurement vehicles, MicroTech offers access to over 2500 vendors and over a million tech products and services across the government.
“Partnering with MicroTech for the return of Championship Boxing to our Nation’s Capital shows the company’s commitment to the local community and its respected and significant presence globally,” said Jeff Fried, DC Sports Attorney who played a central role in bringing the Event to the Nation’s Capital.
"We are thrilled about the return of championship boxing to the Washington area and in our role in sponsoring it," said Tony Jimenez. "MicroTech had a hand in bringing the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to town for the first time in October, as well as hosting professional boxers and mixed martial arts fighters in several tours of military medical facilities to meet wounded patriots. We are proud of our affiliation with Jeff Fried and the promoters — Golden Boy Promotions and Khan Promotions — for this exciting upcoming event.”
The MicroTech logo will be prominently displayed on the ring mat and at the fight week press conference and weigh-in. MicroTech as a corporate sponsor will also be spotlighted during the event by the ring announcer.
MicroTech is an active sponsor of the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the NBA’s Washington Wizards, professional motocross, as well as the UFC and Strikeforce, and professional boxing. Tickets for the Capital Showdown are available through www.Ticketmaster.com.