HBO Tripleheader Starts At 9:45 PM ET On Saturday
|Written by The Sweet Science|
|Wednesday, 22 June 2011 12:38|
HBO SPORTS® HEADS TO THE “SHOW-ME” STATE FOR AN ACTION-PACKED
TRIPLEHEADER WHEN HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®:
DEVON ALEXANDER VS. LUCAS MATTHYSSE,
TAVORIS CLOUD VS. YUSAF MACK AND
BERMANE STIVERNE VS. RAY AUSTIN IS SEEN SATURDAY, JUNE 25
HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise goes back to Missouri for an action-packed tripleheader when DEVON ALEXANDER VS. LUCAS MATTHYSSE, TAVORIS CLOUD VS. YUSAF MACK AND BERMANE STIVERNE VS. RAY AUSTIN is seen SATURDAY, JUNE 25 at 9:45 p.m. (live ET/ taped-delayed PT), from The Family Arena in St. Charles, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team of Bob Papa, Larry Merchant and Roy Jones Jr. will call all the action, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.
Other HBO playdates: June 26 (8:30 a.m.) and 27 (12:15 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: June 26 (4:00 p.m.) and 28 (1:00 a.m.)
The main event showcases former super lightweight champion Devon Alexander (21-1, 13 KOs) from St. Louis in his quest to regain championship status. In his first fight since losing his title by a technical decision loss to Timothy Bradley in January, Alexander goes toe-to-toe with powerhouse Lucas Matthysse (28-1, 26 KOs) from Buenos Aries, Argentina in a scheduled 12-round 140-pound matchup.
The middle bout features undefeated light heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud (22-0, 18 KOs) from Tallahassee, Fla. battling Yusaf Mack (29-3-2, 17 KOs), from Philadelphia and now living in New York City, in a scheduled 12-round title bout. Already holding one title, Cloud looks to challenge the other titleholders in the talented and experienced 175-pound division, but must face Mack before thinking about title unification.
Starting off the night, Bermane Stiverne (20-1-1, 19 KOs), from La Plaine, Haiti and now living in Las Vegas, makes his HBO debut against Cleveland veteran Ray Austin (28-5-4, 18 KOs) in a scheduled 12-round heavyweight contest.