Khan-Garcia Kicks Off at 11 PM ET on HBO Saturday
|Written by The Sweet Science|
|Wednesday, 11 July 2012 10:54|
HBO SPORTS® HEADS TO LAS VEGAS FOR THE BLOCKBUSTER SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®: AMIR KHAN VS. DANNY GARCIA,
PRESENTED SATURDAY, JULY 14 ON HBO
HBO Sports serves up a blockbuster super lightweight title match when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: AMIR KHAN VS. DANNY GARCIA is presented SATURDAY, JULY 14 (11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports broadcast team of Jim Lampley, Max Kellerman and Emanuel Steward will be ringside for the event, which will be closed-captioned for the hearing impaired, presented in HDTV and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.
Other HBO playdates: July 15 (9:30 a.m.) and 16 (11:30 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: July 15 (5:30 p.m.) and 17 (11:50 p.m.)
A 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist, London’s Amir Khan (26-2, 18 KOs) is enormously popular in Britain and has displayed a willingness to cross the pond to meet the toughest opponents. Last December he placed his 140-pound belts on the line against Lamont Peterson in Peterson’s hometown of Washington, D.C., losing a controversial split decision. Now the 25-year-old returns to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, where he scored a thrilling Dec. 2010 victory over Marcos Maidana, which was named the BWAA’s Fight of the Year, and where he blitzed Zab Judah in July 2011.
Khan gets another shot at the title against Philadelphia’s Danny Garcia (23-0, 14 KOs) in this 12-round, 140-pound bout. The 24-year-old Garcia made his HBO debut in March, defeating future Hall of Famer Erik Morales by unanimous decision to claim the super lightweight belt.
Immediately preceding the boxing telecast is the live stand-up special George Lopez: “It’s Not Me, It’s You” at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Immediately following the Khan vs. Garcia fight will be the latest installment of the “2 Days” feature segment. The current installment profiles junior lightweight title-holder Adrien Broner of Cincinnati.
All HBO boxing events are presented in HDTV. HBO viewers must have access to the HBO HDTV channel to watch HBO programming in high definition.