HBO: Adamek vs Arreola; Angulo vs Julio This Saturday

HBO’s hit late-night boxing series features a can’t-miss night of heavyweight and junior middleweight action when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: CRISTOBAL ARREOLA VS. TOMASZ ADAMEK AND ALFREDO ANGULO VS. JOEL JULIO is seen SATURDAY, APRIL 24 at 11:15 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT), from the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, Cal., exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team of Bob Papa, Lennox Lewis and Max Kellerman 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..

Fireworks are guaranteed in the main event when Cristobal Arreola (28-1, 25 KOs) from Riverside, Cal. and Tomasz Adamek (40-1, 27 KOs) from Zywiec, Poland, two of the most explosive and exciting heavyweights, meet in a 12-round clash of titans. After suffering a hard-fought defeat to heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in September, Mexican-American Arreola got back on track with a crushing TKO victory over Brian Minto in December on HBO. Now, with his sights set on another shot at the heavyweight title, the heavy-handed and entertaining Arreola looks to send a message to anyone with a belt by scoring a victory.

With the help of a huge following in his adopted home of Jersey City, NJ, Adamek has become one of the hottest contenders in the heavyweight division, having already earned light heavyweight and cruiserweight titles. Registering big wins over Andrew Golata and Jason Estrada in his first two heavyweight fights, he hopes to secure his place among the division’s best by taking out one of its biggest hitters.

In the evening’s opening bout, Alfredo Angulo (17-1, 14 KOs) of Coachella, Cal. by way of Mexico, squares off against Colombian-born Joel Julio (35-3, 31 KOs), now of Miami, in a high-powered ten-round junior middleweight bout. Fresh off a devastating knockout of Harry Joe Yorgey on HBO in November, hard-charging fan favorite Angulo looks to continue his rise through the junior middleweight ranks with another eye-catching victory.

Top junior middleweight contender and knockout artist Julio, once considered among the hottest prospects in the world, is eager to rebound from recent losses to high-quality opponents.

Earlier in the evening, the third episode of the all-access reality series “24/7 Mayweather/Mosley” debuts at 8:30 p.m. (ET/ PT). The “24/7” program will also replay immediately after the boxing action has concluded on the main service.

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.

Angulo vs Julio

ONTARIO, CALIF. (April 19, 2010) -- World Boxing Organization (WBO) interim junior middleweight champion ALFREDO "El Perro" (the dog) ANGULO will make his first title defense, against one-time world title challenger Joel Julio, This Saturday! April 24 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. It will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 11:15 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast.)

Angulo (17-1,14 KOs), a native of Mexacali. Mexico, who trains in Coachella, Calif., will be making his 2010 debut, defending the WBO interim title he won last November when he knocked out undefeated top-rated contender Harry Joe Yorgey in the third round. Julio (35-3, 31 KOs), a native of Monteria, Colombia, fights out of Miami, Fla.

"When that bell rings on Saturday night it's going to be me and Julio down by the schoolyard, mano-a-mano, in a good old fashioned scrap," said Angulo. "Julio is going to get a crash course in lying down and rolling over from the Angulo obedience school. I'm not only the top dog in this division, I'm Julio's master."

Who would argue? Angulo's last 13 victories have come by knockout dating back to 2006.

Promoted by Gary Shaw and managed by Mike Criscio, Angulo is available for phone interviews all week and can be reached via Shaw, who will be with him, at (201) 281-7800. Angulo and Shaw will also be at Today's Final News Conference, beginning at 11:30 a.m. PT, at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino - 2nd Floor -- The Pines.

Article posted on 19.04.2010

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