HBO BAD: Gamboa-Ramirez, Angulo-Tsurkan, Martinez-Bunema This Saturday

HBO’s late-night boxing series presents a tripleheader of rising stars when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: YURIORKIS GAMBOA VS. MARCOS RAMIREZ, ALFREDO ANGULO VS. ANDREY TSURKAN AND SERGIO MARTINEZ VS ALEX BUNEMA is seen SATURDAY, OCT. 4 (10:05 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Cal., exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team of blow-by-blow announcer Bob Papa, commentator Max Kellerman and expert analyst Lennox Lewis will cover the action at ringside, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino..

Other HBO playdate: Oct. 5 (10:00 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Oct. 5 (4:00 p.m.) and 7 (11:25 p.m.)

The main event features undefeated featherweight standouts Yuriokis Gamboa (11-0, 9 KOs), formerly from Cuba and now living in Miami, and Marcos Ramirez (25-0, 16 KOs), from Kansas City, Kans., in a scheduled ten-round contest. Gamboa earned a gold medal for Cuba at the 2004 Olympics and is making his second appearance on the late-night HBO series this year.

The middle bout pits undefeated top prospect Alfredo Angulo (13-0, 10 KOs) from Mexicali, Mexico, against Ukraine’s Andrey Tsurkan (26-3, 17 KOs) in a scheduled ten-round junior middleweight showdown.

The tripleheader kicks off with Sergio Martinez (43-1, 23 KOs) from Buenos Aires, Argentina, taking on Alex Bunema (30-5-2, 16 KOs), a native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in a scheduled 12-round junior middleweight contest.

The executive producer of HBO BOXING AFTER DARK is Rick Bernstein; producer, Thomas Odelfelt; director, Mike Sheehan.

® HBO BOXING AFTER DARK is a registered service mark of Home Box Office, Inc.


“Fight for our children.” Don’t miss twelve bouts of amateur boxing at one of the premier boxing venues in California. The men and women of law enforcement, fire and rescue, as well as many other first responders, enter the ring once again to battle it out in a full contact, amateur boxing extravaganza, all in the name of charity. This is a night you don’t want to miss! Battle of the Badges XI.

The prestigious Pechanga Resort & Casino will host this year’s eleventh annual “Battle of the Badges” at their impressive Grand Ballroom boxing venue. This event will take place on Saturday, October 11th with doors opening at 5pm and the first bout starting a 6pm.

In addition to the many exciting grudge matches on the fight card, our main event features the best of the Battle of the Badges. Two undefeated and powerful fighters take center stage to see who will obtain bragging rights in Riverside County and beyond as Champion of Battle of the Badges “Main Event.” At 6-5 280 pounds, Former ACO Chief Adam “The Crusher” Colebrook will take on one of Riverside County Sheriff’s Departments finest, Bob “The Bomb” Epps. Blood, sweat and maybe even a few tears is inevitable making this bout one of the most anticipated fights of the night.

Over the past ten years California Police Youth Charities/ Cops 4 Kids has donated over $225,000 to support local charitable organizations that deal with at- risk and underprivileged youth. By supporting these charities we are encouraging an interaction between public safety members and our youth to help them develop self esteem, respect for self and others as well as discipline. This interaction has shown to be very effective in the reduction of crime in our communities.

All of the money raised from this event will benefit California Police Youth Charities and other local youth programs including Oak Grove Institute, E.E.K (Exceptionally Excited Kids) and the Musicians Workshop.

Ticket prices start at only $15 for general admission seating and $20 for ring side seats. You may purchase your tickets by visiting the Pechanga Resort & Casino box office in person or on-line at or call (877) 711-2WIN. Tickets will also be on sale at will call at the Grand Ballroom entrance starting at 4:30 pm on the day of the event.

“Every year this event pulls our community together for these worthwhile charities.” said Jeff Penn, Director of Operations for Sothern California Police Youth Charities. I look forward to continuing this event for many more years,” everyone gets to enjoy the sportsmanship, camaraderie and competition.

For more information on becoming a sponsor or donating to the California Police Youth Charities please contact Jeff Penn by phone at 951-634-8078 or email at

Article posted on 01.10.2008

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