NEW YORK, March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Khortytsa (Hor-Ti-Tsa) Vodka is the official sponsor of the Klitschko v. Jennings World Heavyweight Championship fight to be held in NYC at Madison Square Garden on April 25 and broadcast on HBO. Khortytsa is imported to the United States by Global Spirits USA.
IBF/WBA/WBO/IBO heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko will challenge the undefeated heavyweight American boxer Bryant Jennings.
Khortytsa Vodka's representatives were on hand at the kick-off press conference when the boxers officially announced their decision to fight for the title of World Heavyweight Champion.
"We're thrilled to sponsor this fight," said Global Spirits USA CEO, Max Dubossarsky. "Khortytsa Vodka has been available in the United States since 2010 and we have many fans who will be rooting for our fellow countryman."
The upcoming bout will be the 18th fight for the title for Klitschko, and his 20th fight overall.
"It's so great to be in New York," said Klitschko during the press conference. "It feels like my very first time fighting here. This is the biggest stage in the world. Every performer wants to perform here. It means you made it."
In turn, Jennings Bryant tried to predict the fight results at the press conference. "You will witness an historic event. This fight will end in a knockout. It's going to be either him or me," said Jennings. Tickets for the match are priced from $100 to $ 1,000. Over 5,000 tickets sold within hours of the announcement.
Khortytsa is an award-winning vodka with a taste that has been described as, "spring water clear with a big, assertive, snack cracker/grain aroma. Toasty on the palate, it is dry with a creamy texture. A winner on all levels."
Khortytsa is considered a strong value, retailing for a suggested $14.99/per 750ml.
"Khortytsa is recognized as one of the world's leading vodkas because it over delivers on quality in relation to its price," noted Steve Ackerman, National Director of Sales at Global Spirits. "The brand is growing quite rapidly in the US, and was up over 30% in 2014."
About Global Spirits
Global Spirits USA is the US subsidiary of Global Spirits, a leading international manufacturer and marketer of wine and spirits. Established in 2008 Global Spirits has offices in New York, Moscow and Kiev. Global Spirits now ranks as one of the top 500 companies in Europe, with annual volumes of around 12 million cases. With distribution in over 80 countries, key strategic brands include Khortytsa Vodka (4th largest selling vodka brand*), Morosha Vodka (Fastest growing Vodka brand*), Pervak Vodka, and Leaf Vodka. For more information on Global Spirits, please see the corporate website: www.globalspirits.com
*According to Drinks International, Khortytsa was the third largest selling global vodka brand at 6.4MM cases.
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