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HBO Boxing After Dark returns Saturday from Dallas: Garcia vs Lopez, Crawford vs Sanabria



Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion MIKEY GARCIA (31-0, 26 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., and former WBO junior featherweight and WBO featherweight champion JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ (33-2, 30 KOs), of Caguas, Puerto Rico, will step on the scale for their Official Weigh-In, at the West Concourse of the American Airlines Center (2500 Victory Ave., Dallas, TX. 75219), Today! Friday, June 14.

Fans are invited to attend. It will also be streamed live at www.toprank.tv.

Doors will open at Noon with the undercard weigh-in beginning at 1:15 p.m. CT. Garcia and Lopez will step on the scale at 1:30 p.m. CT. The remainder of the undercard will finish weighing in after that.

Garcia and Lopez are in the last day of training for their upcoming world championship rumble in Dallas. Joining Garcia and Lopez on stage will be Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum and former two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman. Foreman is celebrating the 40th anniversary year of his winning his first heavyweight title. He knocked out undefeated defending champion Joe Frazier in the second round of their January 22, 1973 rumble which took place in Jamaica.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with PR Best Boxing, Foreman Boys Promotions and Tecate, remaining tickets to Garcia vs. Lopez, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25, plus additional service fees, can be purchased at the American Airlines Center box office (Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT), online at Ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, or by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet (Fiesta Foods, Macy’s Wal-Mart and The Shops at Willowbend.)

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HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise heads to the American Airlines Center in Dallas for the first time to present an all-action slugfest highlighted by a superb featherweight title showdown when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: MIKEY GARCIA VS. JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ AND TERENCE CRAWFORD VS. ALEJANDRO SANABRIA is seen SATURDAY, JUNE 15 at 10:45 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT), exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team of Jim Lampley, Max Kellerman and Roy Jones Jr. will be ringside for the event, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.

Other HBO playdates: June 16 (9:00 a.m.) and 17 (midnight)

HBO2 playdate: June 18 (midnight)

The main event pits Mikey Garcia (31-0, 26 KOs) of Oxnard, Cal. against Juan Manuel Lopez (33-2, 30 KOs) from Caguas, Puerto Rico in a scheduled 12-round featherweight title bout. Garcia comes from a talented boxing family: The 25-year-old is trained by his father, Eduardo, and co-managed and trained by his brother, Robert, the BWAA 2012 Trainer of the Year. Garcia has been on a roll, scoring KO victories in 14 of his last 16 fights, including an impressive performance in January. Having won world titles at 122 and 126 pounds, “Juanma” Lopez is sure to make this an intriguing showdown as he seeks to reestablish his prominence in the lighter weight divisions.

In the co-feature bout, rising undefeated lightweight contender Terence Crawford (20-0, 15 KOs) of Omaha, Neb. meets the more experienced Alejandro Sanabria (34-1-1, 25 KOs) of Mexico City in a ten-round, 135-pound showdown. Crawford gained notoriety in March when he took a bout against the dangerous Breidis Prescott on short notice and dominated the fight. Making his U.S. debut, Sanabria is riding a ten-bout winning streak.

Opening the evening of primetime programming on HBO will be the network debut of the blockbuster theatrical “The Dark Knight Rises” at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

Immediately following the doubleheader, HBO will present an encore of “2 Days: Gennady Golovkin” from the acclaimed “2 Days” feature series.

Follow HBO boxing news at hbo.com/boxing, on Facebook at facebook.com/hboboxing and on Twitter at twitter.com/hboboxing.

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.

The executive producer of HBO BOXING AFTER DARK is Rick Bernstein; producer, Dave Harmon; director, Doug Getts.

® HBO BOXING AFTER DARK is a registered service mark of Home Box Office, Inc.

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TOMORROW! Garcia vs Lopez Official Dallas Weigh-In – 1:15 P.M. CT

DALLAS (June 13, 2013) — Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion MIKEY GARCIA (31-0, 26 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., and former WBO junior featherweight and WBO featherweight champion JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ (33-2, 30 KOs), of Caguas, Puerto Rico, will step on the scale for their Official Weigh-In, at the West Concourse of the American Airlines Center (2500 Victory Ave., Dallas, TX. 75219), Tomorrow! Friday, June 14.

Doors will open at Noon with the undercard weigh-in beginning at 1:15 p.m. CT. Garcia and Lopez will step on the scale at 1:30 p.m. CT. The remainder of the undercard will finish weighing in after that.

Garcia and Lopez are in the last day of training for their upcoming world championship rumble in Dallas. Joining Garcia and Lopez on stage will be Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum and former two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman. Foreman is celebrating the 40th anniversary year of his winning his first heavyweight title. He knocked out undefeated defending champion Joe Frazier in the second round of their January 22, 1973 rumble which took place in Jamaica.

Fans are invited to attend.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with PR Best Boxing, Foreman Boys Promotions and Tecate, remaining tickets to Garcia vs. Lopez, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25, plus additional service fees, can be purchased at the American Airlines Center box office (Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT), online at Ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, or by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet (Fiesta Foods, Macy’s Wal-Mart and The Shops at Willowbend.)

The Garcia – Lopez world featherweight championship event t will take place This Saturday! June 15, and will be televised live from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX, on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT. The HBO telecast will open with Top-10 contenders TERENCE CRAWFORD and ALEJANDRO SANABRIA, JR. battling for the vacant NABO lightweight title. This will be the first time HBO has televised a boxing event from the American Airlines Center.