HBO SPORTS PRESENTS A MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE SHOWDOWN WHEN
HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®: JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR. VS.
PETER MANFREDO JR. IS SEEN SATURDAY, NOV. 19
PLUS THE EXCLUSIVE REPLAY OF
PACQUIAO VS. MARQUEZ III
HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise heads to the Lone Star state for a middleweight title showdown when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR. VS. PETER MANFREDO JR. is seen SATURDAY, NOV. 19 at 10:30 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT), from the Reliant Arena in Houston, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team of Bob Papa, Max Kellerman and Roy Jones Jr. will be ringside for the scheduled 12-round event, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.
Other HBO playdates: Nov. 20 (8:30 a.m.) and 21 (12:05 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Nov. 20 (5:30 p.m.) and 22 (11:45 p.m.)
A native of Culiacan, Mexico, 25-year-old Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (43-0-1, 30 KOs) is the son of Julio Cesar Chavez, perhaps Mexico’s greatest fighter, who fashioned a brilliant career with 115 pro fights from 1980 to 2005. The younger Chavez made a splashy debut on HBO in June with an impressive win over Sebastian Zbik.
Peter Manfredo Jr. (37-6, 20 KOs) is a proven veteran looking at a big opportunity in the national spotlight. The 30-year-old Providence, RI native is on a six-fight winning streak and believes he has the skills to take away Chavez’s title belt in the 160-pound division.
Before the live action from Houston, HBO will show the exclusive replay of the third chapter in the stirring rivalry of Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. Pacquiao won a majority decision in the 12-round welterweight title showdown that was carried live on HBO Pay-Per-View® on Nov. 12 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The debut of 24/7 COTTO/MARGARITO starts off the night of boxing action at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The all-access series follows Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito as they prepare for their Dec. 3 rematch, presented live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.
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