News On: Khan Replay, Marquez on ESPN, Jennings Weigh-In, More

BY The Sweet Science ON December 07, 2012
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"SÓLO BOXEO TECATE" CLASSICS TO AIR
AMIR KHAN VS. MARCOS MAIDANA BATTLE

EPIC 2010 "FIGHT OF THE YEAR" IS SET TO REPLAY
DECEMBER 8 ON TELEFUTURA

LOS ANGELES, December 7 - It was the Boxing Writers Association of America's "Fight of the Year" in 2010 and on Saturday, December 8, nearly two years to the day after this epic battle took place in Las Vegas, TeleFutura's "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" Classics is pleased to present a replay of the 12-round battle between Amir "King" Khan and Marcos "El Chino" Maidana for the WBA Super Lightweight World Championship on TeleFutura beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Currently preparing for his December 15 showdown against undefeated Carlos Molina at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, Calif., British superstar Khan cemented his place on the pound for pound list on December 11, 2010, when he defended his WBA Super Lightweight World Title against the hard-hitting Argentinean Maidana. Early on, Khan controlled the fight with his speed and crisp punching, but the iron-chinned Maidana took everything Khan could throw at him and as the fight progressed, it became a fight to remember. Though Khan was forced to survive some rough moments in the late rounds, his courageous stand and early lead allowed him to win a close, but unanimous decision over Maidana in a bout that was celebrated around the world.

ESPNFrontrow.com caught up with Juan Manuel Marquez while preparing for Saturday’s fight with Manny Pacquiao. Marquez, also an analyst for ESPN Deportes’ Golpe a Golpe, spoke to ESPN Deportes’ Jorge Eduardo Sanchez on several topics, including the fight, balancing training with his ESPN Deportes duties, and being critical of other boxers in his analyst role. Click video below to watch.

PHILADELPHIA - The weigh in was held tonight for Saturday night's nationally televised NBC Sports Network Fight Night boxing event at Temple University's Pearson / McGonigle Hall. Heavyweights Bryant Jennings, 15-0, 7 KOs, and Bowie Tupou, 22-2, 16 KOs take center stage in the main event as they battle 12 rounds for Jennings' USBA heavyweight title. Junior lightweights Eric Hunter, 16-2, 9 KOs and Jerry Belmontes, 17-0, 5 KOs will in engage in a 10 round co-feature contest.

The NBC Sports Network Fight Night telecast will begin at 10PM EST on Saturday, December 8th. Fight fans will be able to catch a re-air of the show after the Pacquaio - Marquez fight, beginning 1AM Eastern, 10PM Pacific.

LOS ANGELES (December 7, 2012) - Golden Boy Promotions comes home for the holiday on Saturday, December 15 with an extravagant gift-basket filled with boxing presents for Los Angeles area fight fans and an unprecedented event at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena headlined by British superstar Amir "King" Khan making his ring return against Carlos Molina live on SHOWTIME®.

The special day and night of boxing includes free tickets to see local World Champion Leo Santa Cruz's title defense against undefeated challenger Alberto Guevara, the professional debut of Los Angeles' 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph Diaz Jr. and a free Fanfest taking place outside the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena. Santa Cruz vs. Guevara and Joseph Diaz Jr.'s bout against an opponent to be named will be broadcast live on CBS® (as previously announced), the first live boxing event on CBS Television in 15 years.

As an added gift, fans who present ticket stubs from the CBS event when purchasing tickets for the SHOWTIME event will receive a 20% discount on tickets purchased. There is a limit of one discounted purchased ticket per ticket redeemed while supplies last.

Golden Boy Promotions will also be sponsoring a toy drive throughout fight week and, in order to help get fans into the holiday spirit, will give two tickets to the Khan vs. Molina fight to anyone who donates an unwrapped, unopened toy with a value of $20.00 or more (two tickets per toy, per person while supplies last). Locations for fight week events and toy drop off locations are listed below.

In addition, Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya will distribute the donated toys, as well as 2,500 toys purchased by the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation, to pre-selected underprivileged families from three Green Dot Public Schools. The giveaway, which will be hosted by the 10-Time World Champion De La Hoya and a special guest, will take place on the morning of Saturday, December 15 outside the main entrance of the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena.

Finally, fight festivities offer additional fun for fans and families with a free of charge fanfest which run from approximately 3:00 p.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m. and will include music, a Corona beer garden, autograph sessions with some of boxing's biggest stars, games, boxing memorabilia, food, a visit from Santa Claus and more. The fanfest will take place at the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena's main entrance at 3939 S. Figueroa St., allowing fans to attend the free afternoon session of boxing and then easily return later that evening to watch the evening's fights.

All of this before Amir Khan and Carlos Molina take center stage for what has become one of LA's biggest fight cards from top to bottom and the culmination of a spectacular all-encompassing and all-inclusive boxing event.

"The holiday season is a great time to remember that giving is just as important as receiving," said Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. "With our fanfest, toy drive and giveaway, free CBS fights and a great night of SHOWTIME fights at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on December 15, I think we're all going to walk away filled with the amazing feeling of the holiday spirit. I am looking forward to distributing the toys to those families who need them most. There will be a surprise that morning too, so don't miss it."

"This is about giving and giving more as we end the year and the holidays draw near," said Richard Schaefer, Chief Executive Officer of Golden Boy Promotions. "We want to show our appreciation to our loyal fans and their families who have supported all of our West Coast shows throughout the year. They can come all day, enjoy the free early fights, go to the fanfest and then come back for more action later that night. Add in the star boxers in compelling and competitive fights all televised between CBS and SHOWTIME and you have a recipe for holiday goodness."

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