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HBO PPV: MEXICAN WARRIORS MARQUEZ, DE LEON & LAZCANO ALL BATTLE

The Marquez vs. Jaca pay-per-view telecast will begin at
9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST October 21,


On October 21, Golden Boy, in association with Romanza Boxing, has put together another four-bout, HBO Pay-Per-View card. This time the milieu is El Paso, Texas, at the Don Haskins Center, and the headliner, yet another big name snatched up by the rapidly-growing promoter.
Juan Manual Marquez, former IBF, WBA and, now, WBO-Interim featherweight champion, has inked a two-year deal with Golden Boy.
“My career in the past has been a bit slow, because I was with a different promoter,” Marquez said at a press conference in Las Vegas on Saturday.
“The past is past, though. I feel that Golden Boy will give us the big fights out there.”
Marquez, 45-3-1 (34 KOs), will defend his interim belt on Oct. 21, against Filipino Jimrex Jaca, 26-2-1 (11 KOs).
“He’s a very dangerous fighter,” says Marquez’s new promoter, Oscar De La Hoya. “He’s from the Philippines and, as we know, they always come to fight.”
Jaca’s sole fight in the U.S. was in January, when he TKO’d journeyman Geronimo Hernandez (14-18-1, 6 KOs) in one round. His low kayo ratio and lack of fights against name foes, however, do not mark him as an especially dangerous opponent for Marquez, who is aiming at landing marquee fights from feather to jr. lightweight.
No strangers to El Paso, the headlined co-main and two feature bout names should pack the stands at the Don Haskins arena.
In the co-main, WBO World Junior Feather Champion Daniel Ponce De Leon, 29-1 (27 KOs), defends his strap against No. 1 Contender Al “The Quiet Storm” Seeger, 27-1 (21 KOs).
In a ten-round jr. welterweight bout, former lightweight world title challenger Juan “The Hispanic Causin’ Panic” Lazcano, 36-3-1 (27 KOs), will take on Manuel Garnica, 20-5 (11 KOs), of Guadalajara; and NABO Junior Featherweight Champion Antonio Escalante (13-1, 8 KOs) will defend his belt against Omar Adorno (16-7-1, 10 KOs).
 

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scott harrison has just been aressted for police asault and looks likely to be in jail for a time this means marquez will be elovated to champ for this one.
 

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scott harrison has just been aressted for police asault and looks likely to be in jail for a time this means marquez will be elovated to champ for this one.
What would be the maximum amount of time he could be sentenced for that over there? I've seen these damn interim titles become so prevelant that if he got out in less than a year I could easily see the WBO holding it for him. I know they're usually the least likely of the orgs to strip.
 

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I have to say this will probably be a very entertaining night of boxing
I think Golden boy promotions has figured out that the real boxing fans want to see a full card not just one large fight
But a full night of boxing when ordering a pay-per-view event and at the price of $34.95 this one is a bargain
So i will definitely be looking forward to watching Saturday night's event :)
 

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What would be the maximum amount of time he could be sentenced for that over there? I've seen these damn interim titles become so prevelant that if he got out in less than a year I could easily see the WBO holding it for him. I know they're usually the least likely of the orgs to strip.
11 years has been reported 2day thats the max but ple-bargining may reduce it to something like 4.

he's had 3 deadlines to defend the title before and the wbo have said if it's not defended by feb 07 he will be stripped.
 

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Thanks ERIK for that information here's what the promoters say

MEXICAN GLORY: THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

Despite the loss of world title challenger Jimrex Jaca due to immigration issues, Golden Boy Promotions is ready, willing, and able to go forward with its 'Mexican Glory' pay-per-view show at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas on Saturday, October 21st with not just three, but now four world-class level bouts.

The Philippines' Jaca was scheduled to face WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez in the main event of the HBO pay-per-view card, but despite the tireless efforts of renowned immigration attorney Frank Ronzio, Jaca received his VISA on October 11th but was unable to receive the government stamp necessary for him to travel to the United States for his first world championship fight due to an unavoidable backup at the US embassy in Manila.

And though a replacement opponent was sought for Marquez, there were no quality opponents willing to take on one of boxing's best, pound for pound, on less than a week's notice.

The show must go on though, and in addition to the already announced bouts on the card - the WBO super bantamweight championship bout between Daniel Ponce De Leon and Al Seeger and the junior welterweight showdown between Juan Lazcano and Manuel Garnica - Golden Boy Promotions is pleased to add two action-packed wars to the pay-per-view portion of the show.

"Of course we're disappointed that Juan Manuel Marquez won't be defending his title against Jimrex Jaca on this card,"said Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions, "but we've decided to make sure fight fans get the most for their money by adding two fights to the card which may just steal the thunder from the co-main events."

In the first added bout, super bantamweight star on the rise Antonio Escalante (13-1, 8 KOs) will look to impress his hometown fans in El Paso as he defends his NABO 122-pound title against hard-nosed veteran Omar Adorno (16-7-1, 10 KOs) in a 12 round bout.

Escalante has had a busy year thus far, decisioning Jose Hernandez in an unforgettable war, winning the NABO crown by outpointing Juan Ruiz, and then stopping Alex Baba in nine rounds. Puerto Rico's Adorno is no pushover either, as he has won two of his last three and has been in with the likes of Martin Castillo, Carlos Navarro, Abner Mares, and Orlando Salido.

The second bout added to the pay-per-view show will pit the number one ranked bantamweight in the world, Mauricio Martinez (31-6-1, 21 KOs), against former world champion Gerry Penalosa (50-5-2, 33 KOs).

One of the most feared 118-pound fighters in the world, Martinez has won 12 of his last 13 bouts, with the only defeat coming via a controversial 12 round decision to Ratanachai Sor Vorapin in the champion's home country of Thailand. Undeterred, Martinez is eager to get a title shot as soon as possible and knows a win over a veteran like Penalosa will do wonders in terms of increasing his profile. Penalosa, a seasoned southpaw from Manila, has gone 4-0 with two knockouts since his return to the ring after a two-year layoff. He is a former WBC super flyweight world champion with three defenses under his belt who is now in search of bantamweight gold.
 
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