HBO Boxing After Dark This Saturday Night: Diaz vs Freitas

24.04.07 - HBO’s late-night boxing series showcases an explosive unification bout between two top lightweight champions when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: ACELINO FREITAS VS. JUAN DIAZ is presented SATURDAY, APRIL 28 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) & 9:00 p.m. CT, from the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Ct., exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team of Bob Papa, Max Kellerman and Lennox Lewis will be ringside for the event, which will be available in HDTV, as well as closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino..

Acelino Freitas (38-1, 32 KOs) from Bahia, Brazil, is an elusive boxer with devastating knockout power. No stranger to big fights, this former super featherweight champ captured his lightweight title by defeating Zahir Raheem in the April 2006 edition of BOXING AFTER DARK. Still hungry for more, Freitas hopes to unify the splintered lightweight crown in what should be a dramatic showdown.

At just 23 years old, Houston’s Juan Diaz (31-0, 15 KOs) has used his aggressive, straight-ahead style to compile an impressive undefeated record, with all but one of his 31 pro wins coming by knockout or unanimous decision. Having already defended his lightweight title six times, most recently defeating Fernando Angulo by unanimous decision, the personable Diaz now looks to take a huge step forward in his pursuit of the undisputed lightweight crown in this scheduled 12-round title unification bout.

Article posted on 24.04.2007

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