Photo: K2 Promotions – New York City, NY (January 15, 2013) WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin arrived in New York City on Tuesday night ahead of his HBO televised showdown with world ranked challenger “KING” Gabriel Rosado this Saturday night, January 19 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, “The Mecca of Boxing.” Pictured with Golovkin is training partner and undefeated junior middleweight prospect Tony Harrison who will be fighting on the off-TV portion of the card on Saturday.
GOLOVKIN vs. ROSADO will take place at Madison Square Garden, “The Mecca of Boxing” in New York City and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT,
Co-promoted by Top Rank Incorporated and K2 Promotions, the World Championship Tripleheader also features Orlando “SIRI” Salido defending his WBO Featherweight Title against undefeated No. 1 contender Mikey Garcia and two-time WBO Junior Lightweight Champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez clashing with No. 1 contender Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos.
TICKETS: Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, are currently available for purchase at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.thegarden.com.
HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise begins the new year with a triple dose of world title action when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: ORLANDO SALIDO VS. MIKEY GARCIA, GENNADY GOLOVKIN VS. GABRIEL ROSADO AND ROMAN MARTINEZ VS. JUAN CARLOS BURGOS is seen SATURDAY, JAN. 19 at 9:45 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT), from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team of Bob Papa, Max Kellerman and guest analyst Andre Ward along with unofficial scorer Harold Lederman 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.
Other HBO playdates: Jan. 20 (9:15 a.m.) and 21 (11:15 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Jan. 20 (4:00 p.m.) and 22 (midnight)
HBO On Demand availability begins: Jan. 23
The main event pits Mikey Garcia (30-0, 26 KOs) of Oxnard, Cal. against Orlando Salido (39-11-2, 27 KOs) from Sonora, Mexico, in a scheduled 12-round featherweight title bout. Garcia comes from a talented boxing family: The 25-year-old is trained by his father Eduardo and his brother is noted trainer Robert Garcia. Salido, 32, is putting his five-fight winning streak and 126-pound title belt on the line in what should be an all-action slugfest.
In the middle bout, undefeated Gennady Golovkin (24-0, 21 KOs) from Kazakhstan takes on Philadelphia’s Gabriel Rosado (21-5, 13 KOs) in a scheduled 12-round middleweight title bout. Rising star Golovkin, 30, is making his second American appearance after compiling a flawless record in Europe and scoring an impressive knockout victory in his HBO debut last September. Rosado, 26, currently has a seven-bout win streak. The boxing community is eagerly awaiting this intriguing fight which takes place under the bright lights of New York City.
The opening bout features junior lightweight titleholder Roman Martinez (26-1-1, 16 KOs) of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico battling Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1, 20 KOs) from Tijuana, Mexico in a scheduled 12-round title matchup. An exciting fighter who has only lost to the formidable Ricky Burns, the 29-year-old Martinez recaptured his title last September with a triumph over Miguel Beltran, Jr. The 24-year-old Burgos is the top-rated contender in the division.
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