Back To Back Boxing After Dark Doubleheader On HBO Nov 2nd and 9th

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HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise presents an action-packed tripleheader when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: ROCKY MARTINEZ VS. MIKEY GARCIA, NONITO DONAIRE VS. VIC DARCHINYAN II AND VANES MARTIROSYAN VS. DEMETRIUS ANDRADE is seen SATURDAY, NOV. 9 at 9:30 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Tex., exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team will be ringside for the event, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.

            Other HBO playdates: Nov. 10 (9:00 a.m.) and 11 (12:30 a.m.)

            HBO2 playdates: Nov. 10 (4:00 p.m.) and 12 (11:30 p.m.)

            In the 12-round main event, Puerto Rico’s Roman “Rocky” Martinez (27-1-2, 16 KOs) puts his junior lightweight title on the line against fast-rising Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KOs) of Oxnard, Cal. Martinez, 30, will be defending his belt for the third time this year following a split-decision victory over the previously undefeated Diego Magdaleno in April. Garcia, 25, makes his debut in the 130-pound weight class after holding a featherweight title earlier this year. The undefeated slugger is quickly becoming one of the most feared punchers in the fight game, having seen the final bell just twice in his last 22 contests, a span of five years. The bout marks Martinez’s second appearance on the network and Garcia’s sixth.

            The co-main event, a junior featherweight fight scheduled for ten rounds, is a rematch between Filipino Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KOs) of San Leandro, Cal., and Armenian Vic Darchinyan (39-5-1, 28 KOs) of Glendale, Cal. In July 2007, Donaire scored the upset of the year when he knocked out then-undefeated flyweight titlist Darchinyan in the fifth round of his seventh title defense. Donaire, 30, launched his career to new heights with that win, while Darchinyan, 37, had to battle his way back into the championship ranks.

            The evening opens with a pair of undefeated records and a vacant world title belt on the line, as Vanes Martirosyan (33-0-1, 21 KOs) of Glendale, Cal., squares off against Demetrius Andrade (19-0, 13 KOs) of Providence, RI, in 12-round a junior middleweight fight. Martirosyan, 27, puts his Olympic skills to the test after a draw against Erislandy Lara last November. An Olympian with a highly-decorated amateur career, Andrade, 25, has knocked out three of his last four opponents and is making his HBO debut.

            The first episode of the all-access reality series “24/7 Pacquiao/Rios” debuts at approximately 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) immediately following the boxing action.

            Follow HBO boxing news at hbo.com/boxing, on Facebook at facebook.com/hboboxing and on Twitter at twitter.com/hboboxing.

            All HBO boxing events are presented in HDTV. HBO viewers must have access to the HBO HDTV channel to watch HBO programming in high definition.

            The executive producer of HBO BOXING AFTER DARK is Rick Bernstein; producer, Dave Harmon; director, Doug Getts.

 

 

HBO BOXING® RETURNS TO MADISON SQUARE GARDEN FOR

HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: GENNADY GOLOVKIN VS. CURTIS STEVENS

AND MIKE PEREZ VS. MAGOMED ABDUSALAMOV SATURDAY, NOV. 2

 

            HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise presents a twin bill of hard-hitting action highlighted by a red-hot middleweight title showdown when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: GENNADY GOLOVKIN VS. CURTIS STEVENS AND MIKE PEREZ VS. MAGOMED ABDUSALAMOV is seen SATURDAY, NOV. 2 at 10:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the Theater at Madison Square Garden, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team will be ringside for the event, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.

            Other HBO playdates: Nov. 3 (9:15 a.m.) and 4 (11:15 p.m.)

            HBO2 playdates: Nov. 3 (4:45 p.m.) and 5 (11:45 p.m.)

            The main feature pits undefeated Kazakhstan sensation Gennady Golovkin (27-0, 24 KOs) against rising star Curtis Stevens (25-3, 18 KOs) of Brooklyn in a scheduled 12-round middleweight title bout. With an 89% knockout rate – the highest percentage of any world champion today – and knockouts of his last 14 opponents, Golovkin, 31, has established himself as one of the most electrifying fighters in the sport. He scored a spectacular victory on HBO in June when he KO’d Matthew Macklin in the third round. This will be the fourth fight on American soil for the fan-friendly, 160-pound titleholder, who trains at Big Bear in California.

            Like Mike Tyson and Riddick Bowe before him, Curtis Stevens (25-3, 18 KOs) is a product of the hardscrabble neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Although he’s been a pro for nine years, the 28-year-old’s career has surged the past two years and he’s scored impressive first-round KO victories in three of his last four fights.

            The opening bout is a ten-round heavyweight slugfest, as Cuban native Mike Perez (19-0, 12 KOs) meets Russia’s Magomed Abdusalamov (18-0, 18 KOs). Perez, 27, and Abdusalamov, 32, both seek to preserve an undefeated record and display their abilities on a national stage.

            “Face Off With Max Kellerman: Pacquiao/Rios,” featuring the two world-class prizefighters squaring off with Kellerman as moderator, debuts immediately following the boxing action (midnight-12:15 a.m.).

            Follow HBO boxing news at hbo.com/boxing, on Facebook at facebook.com/hboboxing and on Twitter at twitter.com/hboboxing.

            All HBO boxing events are presented in HDTV. HBO viewers must have access to the HBO HDTV channel to watch HBO programming in high definition.

            The executive producer is Rick Bernstein; producer, Thomas Odelfelt; director, Doug Getts.

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