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Rios vs. Murray & Wolak vs. Rodriguez replay on HBO on Saturday; Franco vs. Gonzalez on Friday

It’s a special lineup of boxing action when the replay of BRANDON RIOS VS. JOHN MURRAY AND PAWEL WOLAK VS. DELVIN RODRIGUEZ, is presented this THURSDAY, DEC. 8 at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on HBO Latino. The Spanish language broadcast team of Mario Diaz and Raul Marquez who were ringside for the live event at Madison Square Garden in New York, will call all the action.

In the highly charged atmosphere of Madison Square Garden before the anticipated rematch of Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito these two undercard fights went before the crowd and delivered exciting ring action on Dec. 3 in New York City.

Additionally, HBO Latino will present the Cotto-Margarito II replay on Saturday, Dec. 10, along with the live “HBO World Championship Boxing®” doubleheader that begins at 9:45 p.m. ET/6:45 PT featuring Amir Khan vs. Lamont Peterson in a super lightweight title matchup. Subsequent showings of Cotto-Margarito II will be paired with the Rios-Murray and Wolak-Rodriguez bouts.

Other HBO Latino playdates: Dec. 10 (12:30 a.m.), 11 (11:45 a.m.) and 12 (2:30 a.m.)

HBO On Demand availability: Dec 12

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WBO DONATES $2,500 TO CASA LAURA VICUÑA IN CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO

CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO- As part of the successful “Kids Drug Free”, World Boxing Organization (WBO) and former world champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. visited today the Casa Laura Vicuña, a nonprofit institution that work with kids’ education, to make a donation for their work in favor of the kids of the Barriada Morales in Caguas.

Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel and the WBO donated $2,500 to the Casa Laura Vicuña, a nonprofit institution directed by the Salesian Sisters who work with children and youngsters (between 4 and 18 years) in education and prevention on their free time helping them with tutoring, homeworks sports and artistic activities. The WBO donated the dinner and some gifts for the youngsters.

There were in the Casa Laura Vicuña Vazquez Jr. , prospects Jonathan "Bomba" Gonzalez, David Quijano, Rafael Gonzalez, some amateur fighters, trainers Orlando Piñero and Alex Caraballo, and Luis Perez, WBO Chairman of the Ratings Committee.

Undefeated prospect Luis Franco to fight this Friday

Kissimmee, FL: Unbeaten featherweight prospect Luis “La Estrella” Franco as been added to the show of this Friday, December 9 at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, FL as part of the popular and successful series of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford”.

Franco (10-0-6 KO’s) a former Olympian of Cuba now living in Miami, will put his undefeated record and world rankings on the line when he faces Leopoldo “Feroz” Gonzalez (11-4-1-7 KO’s) of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico in a bout schedule for 8 rounds.

In the main event, former WBO world champion Alex “El Nene” Sanchez (31-7-1-21 KO’s) of Ponce, Puerto Rico faces former world title challenger Glenn “Boyet” Donaire (17-4-1-9 KO’s) of General Santos City, Philippines in a clash schedule for 12 rounds with the WBC Latin flyweight title at stake.

First bell at 8:30 PM, 6 mores fights round up the card. Telemundo Network available in HD will televise the main event at 11:35 PM EST live in the US and Televisa Deportes Network will televise at 11:00 PM CST in Mexico and Central America. Tickets are already on sale at Kissimmee Civic Center 201 E. Dakin Ave, Downtown Kissimmee, FL or by calling 407-935-1412. Tuto Zabala, Jr. and All Star Boxing, Inc are presenting the show. The Franco-Gonzalez bout is being presented in association with Garry Shaw and Bad Dog Promotions.

Article posted on 06.12.2011



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