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Face Off With Max Kellerman: Pacquiao-Marquez Premieres Oct. 1 on HBO

Sept. 29, 2011 - Fight fans eager for a unique inside look at the November 12 HBO Pay-Per-View® showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez should mark their calendars to catch an all-new edition of "Face Off," starring the two ring warriors. “Face Off With Max Kellerman: Pacquiao-Marquez” debuts Saturday, Oct. 1 at 12:15 a.m. ET on HBO, immediately following the HBO World Championship Boxing telecast from Atlantic City.

Moderated by Max Kellerman, "Face Off" is a gripping interview session in which the two fighters face-off and answer Kellerman's questions. The new wrinkle incorporated into this special edition of “Face Off” will feature video clips from the first two Pacquiao-Marquez fights (2004 & 2008) with Kellerman asking the fighters to breakdown the compelling action that produced one win for Pacquiao and a draw.

The Pacquiao-Marquez extended version of ‘Face Off” is set to air multiple times on HBO and HBO2 (schedule below). “Face Off” 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.

HBO air times include: Oct. 1 (12:15 a.m. ET/9:15 p.m. PT), 2 (11:15 a.m.), 3 (1:15 a.m.), 7 (5:45 p.m.), 12 (9:15 p.m.), 17 (12:45 p.m.), 25 (11:00 a.m.) and Nov. 1 (2:15 p.m.) 3 (9:45 p.m.), 4 (10:45 a.m.), 5 (3:30 a.m.), 7 (7:15 p.m.), 8 (9:45 p.m.), 10 (1:00 p.m., 11:45 p.m.), 11 (6:45 p.m.) and 12 (9:15 a.m.).

HBO 2 air times include: Oct. 3 (9:45 p.m.), 4 (1:15 a.m.), 8 (12:00 a.m.), 14 (11:15 a.m.), 16 (11:45 a.m.), and 21 (6:30 p.m.).

All times are ET/PT.

Pacquiao vs. Marquez III takes place Saturday, November 12 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT.

IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION

Roy Sheehan made it two wins out of two for Ireland at the AIBA World Championships and Olympic qualifiers in Baku, Azerbaijan today.

The St Michael's Athy welterweight came from being 4-3 down at the end of the first to register a 15-10 decision over Carl Hield of the Bahamas.

Sheehan produced a particularly good second round to overturn the one point deficit and surge 11-8 ahead against the Bahamian southpaw before winning the third and final frame 4-3.

The three-time Irish Elite champion will now meet Borna Katalinic of Croatia on Sunday.

Sheehan is the only Irish boxer in action today. European light-welterweight champion, Ray Moylette, will be between the ropes tomorrow.


2011 AIBA World Men's Championships Baku, Azerbaijan

September 27th

52Kg: (last 64) Michael Conlon (St John Bosco) beat Alexandr Riscan (Moldova) 25-12

September 29th

69Kg: (last 64) Roy Sheehan (St Michael's Athy) beat Carl Hield (Bahamas) 15-10

September 30th

64Kg: (last 64) Ray Moylette (St Anne's) v Arturs Ahmetous (Latvia)

October 1st
75Kg: (last 64) Darren O'Neill (Paulstown) v Glodi Eneste (Norway)
60Kg: (last 64) David Oliver Joyce (St Michael's Athy) v Mohammad Momevad (Iran)

October 2nd (last 32)
52Kg Michael Conlon (Ireland) v Olzhas Sattibayev (Kazakhstan)
69Kg: Roy Sheehan (St Michael's Athy) v Borna Katalinic (Croatia)
81Kg: Joe Ward (Moate) v Dilovarshakh Abdurakhmanov (Tajikistan)
91+Kg: Con Sheehan (Clonmel) v Faruth Kalonov (Tajikistan)

October 3rd (last 32)
49Kg: Paddy Barnes (Holy Family) v Mark Barriga (Philippines)
56Kg: John Joe Nevin (Cavan) v Akhil Kumar (India)
91Kg: Ken Egan ( Neilstown) v Jose Larduet Gomez (Cuba)

The United States’ Errol Spence Records a Convincing Opening Round Win in Azerbaijan

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Welterweight Errol Spence (Desoto, Texas) pushed the United States’ winning streak to five with a convincing 28-10 win over Iran’s Amin Ghasemi in first round competition on Thursday at the 2011 AIBA Men’s World Championships.

Spence, one of only two U.S. boxers with previous World Championships experience, was the lone American athlete to compete in Thursday’s action at the Sport & Exhibition Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan.

After taking a 5-2 lead in the opening round, Spence doubled his lead in the second to move out to a 13-7 advantage with one round remaining. Yet, he refused to sit on his lead over the final three minutes. Spence put his foot on the gas in the third, giving Ghasemi a standing eight count and scoring 15 points over the final three minutes. He won a 28-10 final decision over Ghasemi to advance to the second round.

Spence will face Canada’s Custio Clayton in second round competition in Sunday’s evening session.

Light welterweight Jamel Herring (Coram, N.Y./Camp Lejeune, N.C.) will be the sixth U.S. boxer to compete in Baku when he takes the ring for his opening round contest with China’s Qing Hu on Friday.

The United States’ 5-0 start in Baku equals their mark at the 2007 World Championships in Chicago where Team USA crowned two World Champions, Rau’shee Warren (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Demetrius Andrade (Providence, R.I.).

USA Boxing National Coach Joe Zanders (Long Beach, Calif.), coaches Ronald Simms (Stafford, Va.) and Manny Robles (Los Angeles, Calif.), technical advisor Ken Porter (Akron, Ohio), and Team Manager Ken Buffington (Marshalltown, Iowa) are leading the United States team in Baku.

The 2011 World Championships are the first international qualifying tournament for the 2012 Olympic Games, and the light flyweight through light heavyweight boxers must place in top ten to qualify for London while the heavyweight and super heavyweight competitors need to place in the top six.

For the full brackets for all 10 weight classes and the most up-to-date results, go to http://www.aiba.org/en-US/2011/2011WorldBoxingChampionships.aspx. AIBA will show live scoring on its website, www.aiba.org throughout the tournament and will start webcasting all the bouts on October 4 at www.aibaboxing.tv. For more information on Team USA, go to www.usaboxing.org. USA Boxing will tweet all the American results as they happen @usaboxing.

The first AIBA Men’s World Championships were held in 1974 in Havana, Cuba. The event, which consistently showcases the best boxers in the world, is held every two years.

U.S. Results
152 lbs: Errol Spence, Desoto, Texas/USA dec. Amin Ghasemi, IRI, 28-10

USA Boxing, as the national governing body for Olympic-style boxing, is the United States’ member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) and a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

Article posted on 30.09.2011



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