HBO Boxing Presents Diaz vs Diaz Plus Pac-Barrera Replay This Saturday

HBO’s late-night boxing series heats up with a spectacular matchup of two lightweight titleholders when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: JUAN DIAZ VS. JULIO DIAZ is presented SATURDAY, OCT. 13 at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT), from the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., just outside Chicago, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team of Bob Papa, Larry Merchant 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..

Before the lightweight showdown, HBO will replay the super featherweight tilt between Manny Pacquiao and Marco Antonio Barrera. That fight originally took place on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas and featured two of the sport’s most decorated performers. Pacquiao scored a unanimous decision victory.

In a 12-round unification title showdown of the two best 135-pounders, Juan Diaz (32-0, 16 KOs) of Houston meets Julio Diaz (34-3, 25 KOs) of Coachella, Cal. Juan Diaz, 23, defeated Acelino Freitas last spring on HBO, proving he is a force to be reckoned with. Julio Diaz, 27, is a seasoned pro who looks to use his considerable experience and knockout power to his advantage.

Article posted on 11.10.2007

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