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MIGUEL ANGEL TORRES DAY IN EAST CHICAGO, IN

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Miguel Torres is one of many talented fighters to come out of Northwest Indiana and make a name for himself in the MMA world.  His hometown of East Chicago, IN will honor him with his own special day.

Las Vegas, NV (USA) – World Extreme Cagefighting® bantamweight star Miguel Angel Torres will be recognized by his hometown of East Chicago, Ind. on Friday, June 4. East Chicago city officials announced that June 4, 2010 will serve as “Miguel Angel Torres Day” in the city, with the former 135-pound champion set to take part in various activities throughout the day.

The 29-year-old Torres, a staple in the East Chicago community thanks to his work with the city’s youth, was blown away by the city’s declaration.

“East Chicago is my home and to be recognized in this capacity means a lot,” Torres said. “The city is full of hardworking people and I have done my best to represent East Chicago in a positive way.”

The former WEC bantamweight was a solid role model in the community long before he exploded on national cable television, and he continues to impact the area in a positive manner through his academy in Hammond.

The proclomation ceremony is this coming Friday, June 4, at East Chicago’s city hall located at 4527 Indianapolis Blvd.   Miguel’s ceremony runs from 11 am to 12 noon.

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