HBO SPORTS SERVES UP AN ACTION-PACKED BOUT WHEN
HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®: VICTOR ORTIZ VS. MARCOS RENE MAIDANA
IS SEEN SATURDAY, JUNE 27
HBO Sports serves up an action-packed bout when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: VICTOR ORTIZ VS. MARCOS RENE MAIDANA is seen SATURDAY, JUNE 27 at 10:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT), from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team of Bob Papa, Emanuel Steward and Max Kellerman will be ringside for the event, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.
Other HBO playdate: June 28 (8:00 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: June 28 (5:00 p.m.), 29 (12:10 a.m.) and 30 (11:30 p.m.)
In an intriguing 12-round junior welterweight showdown, hot prospect Victor Ortiz (24-1-1, 19 KOs) from Oxnard, Cal. battles Marcos Rene Maidana (25-1, 24 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Last seen on HBO in March, when he scored a standout win over Mike Arnaoutis, Ortiz is meeting his most formidable opponent to date. The winner of this 140-pound showdown will fast-track through the talent-rich division.
The previously announced co-feature showcasing Chris John and Rocky Juarez has been cancelled due to illness.
The four-episode series “Mayweather/Marquez 24/7,” which was originally scheduled to debut prior to the bout, has been delayed due to the postponement of the July 18 pay-per-view bout. A new debut date will be announced when the fight is rescheduled.
The executive producer of HBO BOXING AFTER DARK is Rick Bernstein; producer, Jon Crystal; director, Mike Sheehan.
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