Morales' Surgery Pushes Fight with Garcia to March 24
AFTER UNDERGOING EMERGENCY SURGERY, ERIK MORALES' WORLD TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST DANNY GARCIA IS RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 24
HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLEHEADER ALSO FEATURING JAMES KIRKLAND VS. CARLOS MOLINA STILL SET FOR RELIANT ARENA IN HOUSTON
LOS ANGELES, December 29 - As a result of having undergone emergency gall bladder surgery the week before Christmas, WBC Super Lightweight World Champion Erik "Terrible" Morales' originally scheduled January 28 HBO World Championship Boxing televised world title defense against undefeated top contender Danny "Swift" Garcia has been rescheduled for March 24, but will still take place at Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas.
Also rescheduled for the new march 24 date is the highly anticipated clash of junior middleweights James "Mandingo Warrior" Kirkland and "King" Carlos Molina.
All tickets for the January 28 event will be honored for the new date. If fans are unable to attend the March 24 event, refunds will be available by returning their full, un-torn ticket to the original point of purchase starting on Friday, January 6, at 10:00 a.m. CT. For phone and internet purchasers, Ticketmaster Customer Service will be contacting customers by email. Phone and internet customers just need to reply to the email sent by Ticketmaster Customer Service. Phone and internet customers may also contact Ticketmaster Customer Service directly at (800) 653-8000. All refund requests must be completed by Friday March 23 at 5:00 p.m. CT.
Tickets, priced at $250, $125, $75, $50 and $25, may be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also be available for purchase at the Reliant Stadium box office south ticket windows.
Morales vs. Garcia is a 12-round bout for Morales' WBC Super Lightweight World Title and will take place on Saturday, March 24 at Reliant Arena in Houston, Tex. The co-featured bout will be between James Kirkland and Carlos Molina in a junior middleweight showdown. The evening of boxing is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Box Latino with Kirkland vs. Molina being presented in association with Warrior's Boxing and Promotions. The HBO World Championship Boxing broadcast begins at 10:15 p.m. ET / 7:15 p.m. PT.