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News: Mayweather/Marquez 24/7; Roman Martinez; Nathan Perrott

Episode #2 - Debut: SATURDAY, SEPT. 5 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT). Other HBO playdates: Sept. 5 (2:25 a.m.), 6 (9:00 a.m., 8:15 p.m.), 7 (12:30 p.m., 11:35 p.m.), 8 (12:05 a.m.), 9 (9:30 a.m., 9:30 p.m.), 10 (7:30 p.m.), 12 (10:30 a.m.), 18 (8:30 p.m.) and 19 (11:30 a.m.) - HBO2 playdates: Sept 11 (11:30 p.m.), 17 (1:45 a.m.), 18 (1:00 a.m.) and 19 (3:30 p.m.) HBO On Demand availability begins: Sept. 7..

While the reunited Mayweather father and son bond in and outside the gym, Juan Manuel Marquez trains at home in a no-frills, boiling-hot Mexico City gym, guided by a no-nonsense trainer.



Episode three debuts SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 (10:00-10:30 p.m.), while the finale debuts FRIDAY, SEPT. 18 (9:30-10:00 p.m.), just one night before the pay-per-view showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Juan Manuel Marquez.

On Saturday, Sept. 19 at 9:00 p.m. (ET)/6:00 p.m. (PT), HBO Pay-Per-View presents “Mayweather vs. Marquez,” live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.


Roman Martinez plans “Rocky” Horror Show for Rodriguez

Calderon-Mayol II world title fight headlines Sept. 12 PPV live from San Juan

HOBOKEN, N.J. (September 3, 2009) – WBO super featherweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (22-0-1, 13 KOs) makes his first title defense in the 12-round co-feature September 12th against WBO No. 9 rated Vincente Martin “El Mono” Rodriguez (25-2-1, 13 KOs) on the “Undefeated Champions” pay per view event, airing live in the United States from the Coliseum of Puerto Rico in San Juan.

“Undefeated Champions,” headlined by WBO and The Ring magazine’s light flyweight champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon (32-0-1, 6 KOs) defending both belts in a rematch versus No. 1 contender Rodel “Kid Rapido” Mayol (25-3-1, 19 KOs) in the 12-round main event, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports for live viewing at 9 PM/ET – 6 PM/PT on cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand and DirecTV for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.

Martinez, rated No. 4 by The Ring, captured the WBO title March 14, stopping Nicky Cook in the fourth round of their title fight in England.”Rocky” believes his time is now. “”A lot of people know me after the Cook fight,” Martinez remarked. “I never refuse to fight anybody, anywhere, and that’s why we were so confident fighting Cook in his backyard. Rodriguez is going to try and surprise me. He doesn’t have anything to lose. I’ve heard that he likes to fight and, believe me, if he can fight I will knock him out because that’s what I like to do.

“I’m not looking past Rodriguez, but after I win this fight I would like to fight Robert Guerrero, the IBF champion. I am the best in the division and right now nobody can stop me. This fight is going to help me continue to develop my popularity in the United States, fighting on pay per view there. It’s going to be my first title defense and in the near future everybody will be talking about me. I am a real fighter who has a big heart and likes to fight. I already said I never refuse to fight anybody. I like knockouts but also have great stamina to go 12 rounds. I really like to throw a lot of punches.”

The “Unbeaten Champions” PPV card, presented by PR Best Boxing Promotions, Inc., also includes a 10-round super flyweight bout between Juan “Panterita” Mercedes (23-2, 16 KOs) and Jesus “Changa” Martinez (18-6, 11 KOs), as well as unbeaten cruiserweight prospect Carlos Negron (3-0, 3 KOs), 2008 Puerto Rican Olympian, showcased against Larry Carter (3-4-1, 3 KOs).

For more information about the “Undefeated Champions” PPV show, go on line to www.integratedsportsnet.com.


FORMER NHL TOUGH GUY NATHAN PERROTT TO MAKE PRO DEBUT AT THE LEGENDARY BLUE HORIZON ON SEPTEMBER 11TH

PHILADELPHIA (September 2ND 2009)—On Friday night September 11th, former NHL tough guy, Nathan Perrott will be making his pro debut against Makidi Ku-Tima in a four round Heavyweight bout as part of a HUGE eleven bout card at The Legendary Blue Horizon in Philadelphia.

Nathan was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the second round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, with the 44th overall pick. Unsigned by New Jersey, Nathan signed with the Chicago Blackhawks and spent 3 and a half years in the Chicago organization before being traded to the Nashville Predators in 2001. Nathan made his NHL debut with Nashville during the 2001–02 NHL season, registering 3 points and 74 penalty minutes in 21 games. Nathan continued to play within the Nashville organization before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2003 for Bob Wren. Nathan finished the 2002–2003 regular season with the St. John's Maple Leafs. In the 2003–2004 season Nathan was a long shot to crack the Maple Leafs roster but rose to the occasion. He spent the entire 2003–2004 season playing for the Leafs registering 3 points and 174 penalty minutes in 40 games. At the beginning of the 2005–2006 season was traded to the Dallas Stars for a 5th round draft pick.

Perrott boxed as a teenager and then pursued his hockey career. One summer Perott was spending in Sana Monica, California a boxing trainer thought that Perrott could make a career out of boxing. That trainer heard that Lou Duva was looking for a hockey player to train. Duva and Perrot met at the first Samuel Peter-James Toney fight in Los Angeles.

Ironically Perrott went to camp with the New Jersey Devils which was not far from where Duva resides. While in New Jersey, Perrott met with Duva’s son in law, famed trainer Tommy Brooks.

Perrott had four amateur bouts, posting a 3-1 record. Perrott continued his hockey career in Russia for two years. While in Russia, Perrott struck up a friendship with former Olympic gold medalist and currant IBF number-one ranked heavyweight Alexander Povetkin. Perrott then came back to New Jersey and hooked up with trainer Joe Grier and has settled in Clifton, New Jersey.

Perrott has sparred with up and coming Elvin Sanchez.

That is just one of eleven big bouts scheduled for September as in the main event Jr. Welterweight Steve Upsher Chambers (19-1-1, 5 KO’s) of Philadelphia takes on Aaron Drake

In the co-feature, it will be an eight round Jr. Middleweight tussle, Darren Fallen (12-4-1, 6 KO’s) takes on rugged Joshua Onyango (14-17-1, 11 KO’s)

In an intriguing six round Jr. Featherweight bout, Joselito Collado (8-0, 2 KO’s) of Queens, NY battles local favorite Jules Blackwell (8-2-2, 3 KO’s) of Phoenixville, PA

Phillip McCants (7-1-1, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia tries to shake off three years worth of rust when he battles unbeaten prospect Glenn Tapia (3-0, 2 KO’s) of Passaic, New Jersey.

In a six round Lightweight bout, Isaac Suarez (7-0, 2 KO’s) of Lancaster, PA battles Mondre Pope, (1-0-1) of Virginia.

Former New York Yankees farm hand Richard Brown (4-0, 2 KO’s) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida will take on Kevin Hood (5-11-1) of Coatesville, PA in a four round Heavyweight affair.

Joe Alonzo of Philadelphia will be making his pro debut against William “The Scool Teacher” Brown (4-3, 2 KO’s) in a four round Welterweight bout.

Popular ladies welterweight, Jackie Davis (2-0, 1 KO) will take on Victoria Cisneros (3-6-2) of Albuquerque, New Mexico in a ladies Welterweight bout

Filipino, Jason Sia makes his pro debut against Deroy Beaton in a four round Jr. Welterweight bout.

Darrell Jones (1-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on an opponent to be named.

The show will be streamed LIVE!!!! All over the world on www.gofightlive.tv

Ticket prices for this great night of boxing are $200 for Queen Seating, $125 for Presidential seats, $65 for VIP, $55 for Ringside, and $45 for General Admission and can be purchased by calling The Legendary Blue Horizon at 1-215-763-0500. Doors open at 6:30 PM / 1st bout begins at 7:30 PM

The Legendary Blue Horizon is located at 1314 North Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA

Article posted on 03.09.2009



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