NEWS ON: Bayless in "Cornered," Golovkin-Rubio Tix, Berto Return Info

BY The Sweet Science ON August 28, 2014
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“Cornered: Kenny Bayless” Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 9 on HBO®

Aug. 28, 2014 – Following the national acclaim for the revealing HBO® feature series “2 Days,” behind-the-scenes portrayals of boxers in the 48-hour lead-up to their prizefights, HBO Boxingdebuts the second installment of its all-new companion series: “Cornered.” These short features focus on those who define the sport, even though they don't wear the gloves: prismatic and memorable personalities at boxing matches both inside and outside the ring.

Akin to “2 Days,” “Cornered” profiles a key boxing personality in and around a weekend of fight activities with the HBO cameras chronicling revealing and insightful moments. The all-new edition “Cornered: Kenny Bayless” will debut Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT) with a behind-the-scenes look at one of boxing’s most prolific referees, Kenny Bayless.

HBO air times include:Sept. 9 (10:30 p.m.), 16 (9:15 p.m.), 24 (9:45 a.m.) and 26 (11:00 p.m.).

HBO 2 air times include: Sept. 12 (10:45 p.m.) and 21 (11:45 p.m.), 15 (9:30 a.m.).

All times are ET/PT.

“Cornered” will also be available on the HBO On Demand®service, HBO GO® and at www.hbo.com/boxing as well as various other new media platforms that distribute the series.

ggg-rubio“MEXICAN STYLE”

WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN VS. MARCO ANTONIO RUBIO

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

STUB HUB CENTER IN CARSON, CALIFORNIA

LIVE ON HBO®

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18

Los Angeles, CA (August 28, 2014) Tickets are now on sale

for “MEXICAN STYLE”, an action packed evening of entertainment headlined by the World Middleweight Championship between Boxing’s fastest rising star, WBA/IBO Middleweight Champion, GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN and WBC Interim Middleweight Champion MARCO ANTONIO “El Veneno” RUBIO set for Saturday, October 18th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California and televised Live onHBO World Championship Boxing®.

Presented by K2 Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with Promociones Del Pueblo, advance tickets priced at $210, $105, $53 and $27, plus applicable service charges will be available online at AXS.com, by phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849) and at the StubHub Center Box Office (Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. PT to 6 p.m. PT).

The StubHub Center is located at 18400 Avalon Blvd. in Carson, CA 90746. For directions and further information, please visit their website at www.StubHubCenter.com Doors will open at 3:00 p.m. PT on the day of the event.

Sporting a record of 30-0-0 with 27 knockouts, the highest knockout ratio (90%) of any active world champion, Golovkin has become a must-see international attraction with his aggressive all-action style and breathtaking knockouts.

On July 26th at Madison Square Garden, Golovkin stopped two-time former world champion Daniel Geale in the third round with an extraordinary knockout punch that will be at the top of most “Knockout of the Year” media and fan lists.

Against Geale, Golovkin made his 11th title defense while scoring his 17th knockout in a row. Preparations for the fight will take place in Big Bear, California under the watchful eye of longtime trainer, Abel Sanchez.

Fighting out of Torreon, Mexico and training in Oxnard, California, with former world champion Robert Garcia, Rubio has compiled a record of

59-6-1 with 51 knockouts against some of the best fighters in the sport.

The hard-hitting Rubio has faced Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Kelly Pavlik, David Lemieux, Kassim Ouma, Frankie Randall and Jose Luis Zertuche.

The 34-year-old Rubio is currently 16-1 in his last seventeen bouts most recently stopping Italian veteran Dominic Spada in the tenth round on April 5th in Chihuahua, Mexico, winning the WBC Interim Middleweight Title.

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Andre Berto Eyes Impressive Showing in September 6

Ring Return

(OAKLAND, CALIF.) - Former two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto (Winter Haven, Fla.) and his team are preparing to close training camp on Monday and head to Cincinnati for his 2014 debut. The 30-year-old will take on Steve Upsher Chambers (Philadelphia, Pa.) in welterweight action in his first bout since suffering a significant shoulder injury in his last outing on July 27, 2013.

Berto will return to the ring on the eve of his 31st birthday and the 2004 Haitian Olympian plans to show boxing fans what they've been missing in his absence.

"The shoulder is feeling good and we've had a tremendous camp. I was able to get out here really early for this fight and train with all the great champions in our gym. I'm just excited to get back under the lights and perform on September 6," Berto said.

As one of several champions in Virgil Hunter's gym, Berto has enjoyed the chance to train alongside boxing stars Andre Ward, Abner Mares, Alfredo Angulo and Amir Khan.

The Bay Area facility is the boxing version of the United Nations with five 2004 Olympians from four different countries (United States, Mexico, Haiti and Great Britain) training there. Berto his been ringside for some of his stable mates' bouts over the last several months and attending those fights has certainly driven his desire to step back through the ropes.

"It was good to be able to be there to support those guys. I learned something from each one of them. Now it's my turn and I'm ready to go out there and put on a show in Cincinnati," Berto said.

Berto and his team will travel to Cincinnati on Tuesday to finalize preparations for the SHOWTIME tripleheader at U.S. Bank Arena.

Tickets, priced at $128, $78, $53 and $28, are on sale now and are available by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at the U.S. Bank Arena Box Office.

 Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/TRAPPFOTOS

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