HBO: Berto-Urango, Angulo-Cintron This Saturday

andre bertoA fearless rising star puts his crown on the line against a two-time titleholder when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: ANDRE BERTO VS. JUAN URANGO AND ALFRED ANGULO VS. KERMIT CINTRON is presented SATURDAY, MAY 30 at 9:45 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Ft. Lauderdale, 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, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino..Other HBO playdates: May 31 (10:00 a.m.) and June 1 (11:30 p.m.)- HBO2 playdates: May 31 (4:45 p.m.) and June 2 (11:00 p.m.)

Undefeated welterweight titleholder Andre Berto (24-0, 19 KOs) delivers devastating knockout power with exceptional boxing skills and electrifying charisma. The 25-year-old native of Winter Haven, Fla. defeated veteran Steve Forbes in late 2008, following with a significant victory over former welterweight champ Luis Collazo in a grueling battle last January..

Juan Urango (21-1-1, 16 KOs), originally from Colombia and now living in Miami, is an aggressive, powerful puncher with rock-hard fists. This two-time junior welterweight titleholder has only one career defeat, a decision loss at the hands of Ricky Hatton in 2007. Now, the 28-year-old Urango looks to utilize his quick, precise jab as he steps up in weight class to try and blemish Berto’s perfect record in this scheduled 12-round bout.

The opening bout pits top-rated junior middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo (15-0, 12 KOs) of Coachella, Cal. against former welterweight titleholder and Reading, Pa. native Kermit Cintron (30-2-1, 27 KOs) in a scheduled 12-round junior middleweight contest. Making his fourth appearance on HBO’s hit late-night series, the hard-hitting, aggressive Angulo is on the fast track to boxing stardom, but is about to face his most formidable opponent to date. Throughout his nine-year career, the 29-year-old Cintron has demonstrated tremendous power, size and strength, never backing down from a challenge. His wealth of experience in fighting opponents such as Antonio Margarito and Lovemore N’dou makes him a dangerous opponent for the 26-year-old Angulo.

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

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HOLLYWOOD, FL, May 26 – On Saturday night, Juan Urango attempts to become one of the select few fighters to win world championships in two weight classes, and he is on target for his championship bout against Andre Berto after weighing in at 153.4 pounds during the mandatory WBC seven-day weigh in. On Friday, Urango will be required to weigh-in at the welterweight limit of 147 pounds.

Berto vs Urango, a 12 round bout for the WBC welterweight championship of the world, is presented by DiBella Entertainment and Seminole Warriors Boxing and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:45 pm ET / 6:45pm PT. In the televised co-feature, junior middleweights Alfredo Angulo and Kermit Cintron will slug it out.

Berto-Urango Fight Week Schedule

HOLLYWOOD, FL, May 21 – Memorial Day weekend may mark the unofficial start of the summer, but the heat really picks up on Saturday, May 30th, as the most explosive boxing doubleheader of the year takes place at the Hard Rock Live, featuring the welterweight title bout between Andre Berto and Juan Urango, and the junior middleweight battle pitting Alfredo Angulo against Kermit Cintron. To get ready for fight night, DiBella Entertainment and Seminole Warriors Boxing have scheduled a full week of events to prepare the world for the wars taking place on May 30th.

- Tuesday, May 26th, Andre Berto and Juan Urango will engage in open workouts for the media at the Lucky Street Gym from 1pm to 3pm. The Lucky Street Gym is located at 5440 S. State Road 7 in Hollywood, Florida.

- Wednesday, May 27th, All fighters and their camps will be available at the final event press conference at the Hard Rock Café in Miami beginning at 1pm. The Miami Hard Rock Café is located at 401 Biscayne Blvd.

- Friday, May 29th, All combatants on the May 30th show will weigh-in for their bouts at 5pm in the VIP Room at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood.

Berto vs Urango, Cintron vs Angulo: Fireworks Guaranteed!

HOLLYWOOD, FL, May 18 – Hype and brash talk have become a part of most boxing promotions in recent years, but for May 30th’s HBO Boxing After Dark doubleheader at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida, none of that is necessary when Andre Berto defends his welterweight title against junior welterweight champion Juan Urango, and junior middleweight knockout artists Alfredo Angulo and Kermit Cintron meet in the center of the ring.

Simply put, this is a can’t miss event in terms of high stakes, power punching, and excitement.

“When Lou DiBella and I discussed this event, the first thing we thought of was that this card goes back to the early days of Boxing After Dark and what the series was designed to do,” said Leon Margules, Executive Director of Seminole Warriors Boxing. “We’ve got four hungry fighters, four action fighters, and only two can leave the Hard Rock with a victory. These guys are all going to leave it all in the ring to get the win, but the real winners that night are going to be the fans. I haven’t been this excited about a single event in a long time.”

Margules has good reason to be excited, considering that the Ferocious Four of Berto, Urango, Angulo, and Cintron possess a combined record of 90-3-2 with 74 KOs. That’s an amazing knockout percentage of over 82%, almost ensuring that on May 30th, somebody’s going to be hitting the canvas.

Berto vs Urango, a 12 round bout for the WBC welterweight championship of the world, is presented by DiBella Entertainment and Seminole Warriors Boxing and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:45 pm ET / 6:45pm PT. In the televised co-feature, junior middleweights Alfredo Angulo and Kermit Cintron will slug it out.

Tickets, priced at $202, $152, $102, and $52, are on sale now, and may be purchased at Hard Rock Live Box Office or may also be obtained online at

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Article posted on 26.05.2009

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