HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ VS. JIMREX JACA Saturday Nov. 25 live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:15pm ET/PT
WBO Featherweight Championship
Saturday, November 25th, at the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, Marquez (45-3-1, 34 KO) the WBO featherweight champion - will be back to defend his crown against Jimrex Jaca (27-2-1, 12 KO) in a much anticipated match
One of boxing’s best, pound for pound, Juan Manuel Marquez has thrilled fight fans for over 13 years with his pinpoint accuracy and fight ending power. Best remembered for his thrilling 12 round draw with Manny Pacquiao in 2004, Marquez is a former WBA and IBF featherweight champion with four successful defenses to his credit. In August, he added the WBO featherweight title to his resume when he stopped tough Terdsak Jandaeng in seven rounds.
Also on the card, highly regarded junior welterweight contender Demetrius Hopkins will put his unbeaten record on the line in a ten round contest.
Demetrius Hopkins vs. Rogelio Castaneda Jr. (USBA Junior Welterweight)
The nephew of middleweight legend Bernard Hopkins, Demetrius Hopkins has worked tirelessly to create his own identity in the boxing world and has passed with flying colors, compiling 24 wins (10 by knockout) with no losses and a single technical draw. The USBA junior welterweight champion, “The Gladiator” was once seen as strictly a technician in the ring, but with four of his last five wins coming by knockout over top-notch competition, opponents now have to fear Hopkins’ power as well.
It's a special edition of BOXING AFTER DARK when HBO Sports presents the exclusive replay of the super featherweight showdown MANNY PACQUIAO VS. ERIK MORALES III this SATURDAY, NOV. 25
The HBO Sports team of Jim Lampley, Larry Merchant and Emanuel Steward
HBO2 playdates: Nov. 26 (9:00 AM, 5:45 PM) and 28 (11:45 PM).