HBO Boxing After Dark: Marquez vs Jaca on Nov.25

03.11.06 - Texas fans were sorely disappointed when Juan Manuel Marquez’ Lone Star State debut against Jimrex Jaca earlier this month was scrapped due to VISA issues on the part of Jaca. Golden Boy Promotions has heard the fight fans of this great state, and on Saturday, November 25th, at the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, Marquez - the WBO featherweight champion - will be back to defend his crown against Jaca in a much anticipated revisit..

Also on the card, highly regarded junior welterweight contender Demetrius Hopkins will put his unbeaten record on the line in a ten round contest.

Both bouts will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:15pm ET/PT.

A world-class undercard featuring contenders, prospects and local stars will be announced shortly.

One of boxing’s best, pound for pound, Juan Manuel Marquez (45-3-1, 34 KOs) has thrilled fight fans for over 13 years with his pinpoint accuracy and fight ending power. Best remembered for his thrilling 12 round draw with Manny Pacquiao in 2004, Marquez is a former WBA and IBF featherweight champion with four successful defenses to his credit. In August, he added the WBO featherweight title to his resume when he stopped tough Terdsak Jandaeng in seven rounds.

The nephew of middleweight legend Bernard Hopkins, Demetrius Hopkins has worked tirelessly to create his own identity in the boxing world and has passed with flying colors, compiling 24 wins (10 by knockout) with no losses and a single technical draw. The USBA junior welterweight champion, “The Gladiator” was once seen as strictly a technician in the ring, but with four of his last five wins coming by knockout over top-notch competition, opponents now have to fear Hopkins’ power as well.

TICKETS GO ON SALE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH at the Dodge Arena Box Office and all Dodge Arena Outlets. Tickets can also be purchased online at or by calling 1-866-RIO-TIXX. Ticket prices are $200, $100, $75, $50, $35, $25, plus convenience charges.

Article posted on 03.11.2006

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