Saturday’s HBO Boxing After Dark telecast tripleheader airs at 9:45 p.m. (ET/PT).
The HBO telecast kicks off live from Boardwalk Hall’s Adrian Phillips Ballroom in Atlantic City when middleweights Matthew Macklin and Lamar Russ square off in a 10-round contest.
Undefeated contender Glen Tapia meets seasoned veteran James Kirkland in a 10-round bout at a catchweight of 156 lbs.
Saturday’s feature event showcases 122-pound champion Guillermo Rigondeaux as he defends his titles against Joseph Agbeko in a match scheduled for 12 rounds.
Note: During Saturday night’s Boxing After Dark tripleheader telecast from Atlantic City (9:45 p.m. ET/PT), HBO will replay clips of a 2001 interview with former South African President Nelson Mandela.
One day before Hasim Rahman upset Lennox Lewis for the heavyweight championship on April 21, 2001 in South Africa, HBO commentator Larry Merchant sat down for a one-on-one interview with the extraordinary leader at his home in Mozambique. The two discussed Mr. Mandela’s connection and appreciation of the sport of boxing.
Official Weights from Atlantic City
Guillermo Rigondeaux: 121 lbs.
Joseph Agbeko: 121.6 lbs.
Glen Tapia: 156 lbs.
James Kirkland: 155.1 lbs.
Matthew Macklin: 159 lbs.
Lamar Russ: 159 lbs.
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