HBO BAD: Arce vs. Ler Live Saturday, January 27

26.01.07 - The late night HBO boxing series premieres with a spectacular doubleheader when HBO Boxing After Dark: Jorge Arce vs. Julio Ler and Kelly Pavlik vs. Jose Luis Zertuche is seen SATURDAY, JAN. 27 at 10:15 PM ET/PT, from The Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, exclusively on HBO. Sitting ringside for the event will be the Boxing After Dark announce team of Fran Charles, Max Kellerman and former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis. The event will be in HDTV, as well as closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino..

In the main event, former two division champion Jorge Arce (45-3-1, 35 KOs) from Los Mochis, Mexico takes on Julio Ler (23-1, 14 Kos) from Cordoba, Argentina in a scheduled 12-round super featherweight contest. Arce, considered one of the more exciting fighters in the sport is returning to the ring after a recent KO victory over Hawk Makepula seen on HBO in September. Ler, whose only loss came at the hands of Alexander Munoz, is making his first ring appearance in the United States and is looking to announce himself to the world by handing Arce his first loss in over seven years.

The evening's opening fight is an intriguing showdown as undefeated Kelly Pavlik (29-0, 26 KOs) from Youngstown, OH puts his perfect record on the line against Jose Luis Zertuche (19-3-2, 14 KOs) out of Leon, Mexico in a scheduled 10-round middleweight contest. Pavlik is a raising star in the middleweight division with a near perfect KO to victory ratio. Zertuche known for his brawling style is looking to upset Pavlik's march towards a middleweight title.

Article posted on 26.01.2007

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