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Cotto-Margarito face off with Max Kellerman on November 13th; Burns vs. Katsidis, Groves vs. Smith weigh-in, More!

Nov. 4, 2011 - Fight fans eager for a unique inside look at the December 3 HBO Pay-Per-View® rematch between World Boxing Association (WBA) Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito should mark their calendars to catch an all-new edition of "Face Off," starring the two battle-tested veterans. “Face Off With Max Kellerman: Cotto-Margarito” debuts Sunday, Nov. 13 at 8:45 a.m. ET/PT on HBO.

Moderated by Max Kellerman, "Face Off" is a gripping interview session in which the two fighters face-off and answer Kellerman's questions. The fighters also get the chance to address each other and their fans in this engaging and often heated format.

The Cotto-Margarito 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: Nov. 13 (8:45 a.m.), 14 (11:45 p.m.), 16 (9:15 p.m.), 17 (5:15 p.m.), 18 (11:45 p.m.), 23 (10:45 a.m., 3:50 a.m.), 26 (1:45 a.m.), 27 (12:45 p.m.) 28 (2:55 a.m.), 29 (12:45 p.m., 2:00 a.m.), and 30 (7:45 p.m.).

HBO 2 air times include: Nov. 15 (3:15 p.m.), 19 (1:45 p.m.), 20 (10:45 p.m.)and 28 (9:45 a.m.).

All times are ET/PT.

Cotto vs. Margarito II takes place Saturday, December 3 from Madison Square Garden in New York City and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT.

BURNS-KATSIDIS/GROVES-SMITH WEIGH-IN

FRANK WARREN
Presents
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
SATURDAY, 5th NOVEMBER, 2011
WEMBLEY ARENA

***LIVE ON BOXNATION (SKY PLATFORM CH. 456)***

Ricky Burns and Michael Katsidis both weighed spot on the lightweight limit of 9st 9lbs today ahead of their Interim WBO World Title fight tomorrow night at the Wembley Arena, live on BoxNation (Sky Platform Ch. 456).

Burns said, "I can't wait for Saturday night now. All the hard work is done and I just want to get in the ring and win that second world title. I've not taken anything for granted and this is going to be the hardest night of my life, but I'm ready for it."

"The fans had better get ready for a dynamite fight. I've prepared for a war against Burns and that's is the best way I fight." said Katsidis.

British and Commonwealth Super-Middleweight champion George Groves and challenger Paul Smith came in at an identical 11st 13lbs 12oz for their fight.

Groves said, "I see Paul has got himself into great shape and I'm looking forward to a good test tomorrow night, but I will keep hold of my belts."

"All the talking is done and I've got to do the business and win back my British title." Said Smith.

2008 Olympian Billy Joe Saunders weighed in at 11st 5lbs 8oz for his first professional title challenge against Southern Area Middleweight Champion Gary Boulden who weighed 11st 5lbs 12oz.

ELOY PEREZ CHOSEN BY FANS AS LAST WEEK'S BOXER WITH THE MOST CARACTER

New York (November 4, 2011) - Unbeaten junior lightweight contender Eloy Perez defeated Ira Terry via 6th round technical knockout in their October 28 "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" main event bout, but that was not Perez's only triumph of the night. Perez was also selected by fans as the boxer with most character, determination and talent in the ring, earning 75 percent of all votes received from across the nation via text message and on Univision.com, placing him in third place of the competition for the fourth and final "Cinturón Tecate" of 2011.

"Cinturón Tecate" is an award created to celebrate the boxers who display the most carácter in the ring during the "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" broadcast each Friday night on TeleFutura. Tecate recognizes that viewers at home are the best judges and allows them to vote for their favorite fighter of the night by sending a text message to 55333 or visiting www.Univision.com, Uniclave: Solo Boxeo Tecate. To thank participating fans, each text submitted gives them the opportunity to win boxing memorabilia, such as T-shirts, autographed pictures and even tickets to future "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" fights.

As a contender in the competition, the boxer who receives the highest percentage of votes from October through December will win the fourth "Cinturón Tecate" belt of the year and appear on Univision's premier sports show "República Deportiva." Current rankings are:

Ranking Boxer % of Votes Date of Fight

1 Michael Perez 89% October 14

2 Jorge Suarez 86% October 21

3 Eloy Perez 75% October 28

This Friday, November 4, Los Angeles, Calif. natives Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora (22-2-2, 6 KO's) and Shibata Flores (45-11, 26 KO's) will meet in the "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" ring at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., and adult fans at home will have the opportunity to cast their vote for who has the most carácter by sending a text message with B1 to vote for Mora or B2 in support of Flores to 55333, or visit Univision.com, Uniclave: Solo Boxeo Tecate. The broadcast will air on TeleFutura at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT (11:30 p.m. CT).

Visit www.Facebook.com/TecateBoxing or www.Facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing for additional details on the next fight.

For more information on "Cinturón Tecate," results or to speak with a brand executive about Tecate's continuous support of boxing, please contact FORMULATIN at (212) 219-0321.

Article posted on 04.11.2011



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