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By Bob Velin, USA TODAY Sports
The Jersey Shore is coming to Las Vegas.
Nicole Polizzi, better known as Snooki, the drama queen of MTV's Jersey Shore, has thrown her hat into the ring and become a boxing promoter.
She and her father, Andy Polizzi, represent fighter Patrick Hyland, a featherweight who hails from Dublin and fights on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez welterweight extravaganza Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Hyland, who's undefeated (27-0, 12 KOs) takes on Javier Fortuna (20-0-1, 15 KOs) in a 12-round interim featherweight title fight.
As the owner of Team Snooki Boxing, Polizzi has two other fighters in her stable: Hyland's brothers Eddie and Paul.
Team Snooki made its debut on a Jan. 28 card in, where else? New Jersey, at a casino near Atlantic City. He has fought and won twice since then.
Polizzi tweeted Friday that she was on her way to Las Vegas to join her fighter for his Vegas debut. It's the opener on HBO's pay-per-view card.
Polizzi, who has said she doesn't really know that much about the sport but hopes to learn, said don't expect her to train for a fight or to get in the ring for any reason other than promoting.
"I'm not messing up this pretty face," she told ESPN.com. "Helping out my dad is No. 1. Me and my dad are like best friends; I'm a daddy's girl."
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