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Donaire- Narvaez on HBO on Saturday, plus Hopkins-Dawson replay; Guerrero donates trunks to Hall; Rosinsky-Rodriguez weigh-in

It’s a night of big action in the bantamweight division when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: NONITO DONAIRE VS. OMAR NARVAEZ is seen SATURDAY, OCT. 22 (10:30 p.m. ET/PT) from the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York. The HBO Sports team of Bob Papa, Max Kellerman and Roy Jones Jr. will be ringside for all the action, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.

Other HBO playdates: Sept. 23 (8:30 a.m.) and 24 (12:45 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Sept. 23 (4:30 p.m.) and 25 (11:00 p.m.)

Nonito Donaire (26-1, 18 KOs), from San Leandro, Cal., is a rising sensation, thanks to impressive ring speed and athletic ability. Placed high in the majority of pound-for-pound rankings, the 28-year-old hasn’t lost since his second pro fight, in 2001. Donaire made a spectacular HBO debut last February when he KO’d Fernando Montiel in the second round to take a bantamweight title, which he’ll defend in this scheduled 12-round, 118-pound fight.

Making his American debut, Omar Narvaez (35-0-2, 19 KOs), who hails from Cordoba, Argentina, brings an undefeated record and extensive experience into the ring. This former flyweight champ and current super flyweight titleholder is stepping up in weight to take on Donaire. Fighting successfully in South America and Europe, Narvaez became a flyweight champion in just his 12th professional bout, and now hopes to make his reputation here in one of boxing‘s most explosives divisions.

The night of boxing action on HBO begins at 10:00 p.m. with the debut of the four-part all-access reality series “24/7 Pacquiao/Marquez,” as HBO Sports spotlights the spirited rivalry between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.

Prior to the live Donaire vs. Narvaez fight, HBO will revisit the Oct. 15 pay-per-view telecast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. HBO will air highlights of 52-year-old Dewey Bozella’s extraordinary pro debut versus Larry Hopkins; review the dramatic Antonio DeMarco-Jorge Linares lightweight battle by showing select rounds; and revisit the controversial Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson showdown with a replay of the action.

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, Thomas Odelfelt; director, Mike Sheehan.

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

Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero Donates Trunks To Hall

CANASTOTA, NY - OCTOBER 20, 2011 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce one of today’s boxing stars, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, has donated fight-worn boxing trunks to the Hall. Guerrero donated the trunks he wore in his November 6, 2010 win (W 10) over Vicente Escobedo.

“We’re so pleased to have Robert’s trunks in the Hall of Fame,” said Hall director Ed Brophy. “He’s a dynamic young fighter and fans will surely enjoy seeing his memorabilia.”

Hall director Ed Brophy holds the boxing trunks Robert Guerrero recently donated to the Hall of Fame.

Fighting out of Gilroy, CA, Guerrero turned pro in 2001 and won the NABF featherweight title in 2004. He reigned twice as IBF featherweight champion (2006, 2007-2008) before vacating the title to campaign as a super featherweight. On August 22, 2009 he won the IBF super featherweight crown with 12-round win over Malcolm Klassen. He relinquished the title to care for his wife as she battled leukemia. Guerrero returned to the ring in April 2010 to stop Robert Arrieta via 8th round TKO in his lightweight debut. Three impressive victories followed, including 10-round wins over Joel Casamayor, Escobedo and Michael Katsidis. Guerrero was forced to withdraw from a recent junior welterweight title bout against Marcos Maidana after he suffered a shoulder injury. His pro record stands at 29-1-1 (18 KOs).

Thank you to Guerrero for his donation, as well as his publicist Mario Serrano for his assistance.

A not-for-profit organization, the International Boxing Hall of Fame opened to the public in 1989 in Canastota, New York and is located at Exit 34 of the New York State Thruway. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Hall of Fame Museum offers unique and exciting exhibits of memorabilia, including fist castings, robes, boxing shoes, championship belts, statues, the Hall of Fame Wall and audio/visual stations highlighting classic boxing matches. Also, the world-famous Madison Square Garden boxing ring, where Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier fought in the “Fight of the Century” on March 8, 1971, is on permanent display.

Admission is $9.50 for adults, $9.00 for senior citizens (age 65 and over), $6.50 for youth (ages 7-15) and ages 6 and younger are free.

For more information please call the International Boxing Hall of Fame at (315) 697-7095 or visit the official website at www.ibhof.com.

Rosinsky-Rodriguez weigh-in open to the public

Who: Main event participants: Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez, Will "Power" Rosinsky, Co-featured fighters: Gabriel "Tito" Bracero, Daniel Sostre, and the rest of the undercard for "Octoberfist: Fight Night Done Right".

What: Official weigh-in for Friday night's "Octoberfist: Fight Night Done Right" card featuring , and top-rated super middleweight prospect Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez (19-0, 14KO's) against fellow undefeated prospect Will "Power" Rosinsky (14-0, 8 KOs). Opening up the card, which will be televised on ShoBox: The New Generation, live on SHOWTIME® at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast) will be fast-rising junior welterweight, Gabriel "Tito" Bracero (17-0, 3KO's) taking on Daniel Sostre (11-4-1, 4KO's) for the vacant NABF title. All participants for Friday night's show will weigh-in today. The weigh-in is open to the public.

When: TODAY, Thursday, October 20, 2011

Where: MGM Grand Premier Ballroom A - MGM Grand at Foxwoods

Time: 5:00 PM

Tickets: "Octoberfist: Fight Night Done Right" is being presented by DiBella Entertainment in association with The Breast Cancer Charities of America, P3R Publicity, Everlast and Corona. Tickets are priced at $125, $85 and $50, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.foxwoods.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and by calling (800) 200-2882. Doors open at 7PM, with the first bout scheduled for 8PM. Showtime will begin live coverage at 11PM ET.

Article posted on 20.10.2011



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