Sept. 23: Arce vs Makepula On HBO Boxing After Dark, Plus Barrera-Juarez Replay

18.09.06 - The tenth season of the hit late-night HBO boxing series rolls on when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: JORGE ARCE VS. HAWK MAKEPULA is seen SATURDAY, SEPT. 23 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) & 9:00 p.m. CT from the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo, Tex., exclusively on HBO. The BOXING AFTER DARK team of Fran Charles, Max Kellerman and Lennox Lewis will be ringside for the event, which will be presented in Spanish language on HBO Latino..

Flyweight king Jorge Arce (44-3-1, 34 KOs), from Los Mochis, Mexico, battles Hawk Makepula (28-3, 18 KOs) from East London, South Africa, in a scheduled 12-round, super flyweight contest. A former junior flyweight champion, Arce is among the toughest and most relentless fighters in the lower weight classes. Fresh off a sixth-round knockout of Rosendo Alvarez in April, he now moves up to 115 pounds to take on the biggest challenge of his career in Makepula, a world class, top-rated veteran. This fight could establish the victor as the man to beat in the flyweight divisions.

Opening the broadcast will be the exclusive replay of the Sept. 16th super featherweight title fight between Marco Antonio Barrera and Rocky Juarez II. Barrera scored a unanimous decision victory in their rematch, which was carried on HBO Pay-Per-View.

Article posted on 19.09.2006

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