Barrios Injured, Rocky Juarez To Face Marquez

marquezLOS ANGELES – When one door closes, another door opens and that is exactly the case when Ricardo Rocky Juarez will have a shot at Juan Manuel Marquez and his WBC Super Featherweight World Title at MGM Grand in Las Vegas on “Fireworks” live on Pay-Per-View on September 15th. An opening to fight Marquez became available when Jorge “La Hiena” Barrios was diagnosed with multiple retinal tears, requiring immediate surgery during a routine pre-fight eye examination on Friday, August 3rd, in Los Angeles. Due to the injury and prescribed recovery time from surgery, Barrios was forced to withdraw from his scheduled fight with Marquez.

Juarez (27-3, 19 KO’s), a 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist, has been involved in some tough battles in the past, including two hard fought wars against Marco Antonio Barrera, and is ready for the opportunity to win his first World Championship against Marquez.

Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (20-1-1, 13 KO’s) was originally scheduled to face Juarez on September 15th in defense of his IBF Featherweight Title, and is scheduled to remain on the show against an opponent to be determined.

Also on tap is a middleweight showdown between former World Champion Kassim "The Dream" Ouma and "The Contender" season one winner Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora and a super lightweight battle pitting former Olympian Francisco "Panchito" Bojado against former World Champion and ‘The Contender’ season two runner-up Steve Forbes.

“Fireworks”, a night of world-class professional boxing, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Romanza Productions and Tournament of Contenders and sponsored by Tecate, Rock Star Energy Drink and Southwest Airlines. For more information please visit .

Tickets for this unforgettable night of boxing, priced at $300, $200, $100 and $50, are on sale now at the MGM Grand Garden Arena box office. Tickets are sold at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (Smith’s Food and Drug Centers, Macy’s stores and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (702) 474-4000. Tickets also are available for purchase at or .

The “Fireworks” pay-per-view telecast featuring Marquez vs. Juarez, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, has a suggested retail price of $44.95, will be distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View and will be available to more than 61 million pay-per-view homes. HBO Pay-Per-View is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. For your Marquez vs. Juarez fight week updates, log on to .

Article posted on 07.08.2007

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