WHEN HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®: YURIORKIS GAMBOA VS. JORGE SOLIS AND
MATT REMILLARD VS. MIKEY GARCIA IS SEEN SATURDAY, MARCH 26
HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise presents a compelling doubleheader, headlined by one of the sport’s elite fighters in a world featherweight title defense, when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: YURIORKIS GAMBOA VS. JORGE SOLIS AND MATT REMILLARD VS. MIKEY GARCIA is seen SATURDAY, MARCH 26 at 9:45 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT), from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team of Bob Papa, Max Kellerman and Roy Jones Jr. 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 playdates: March 27 (9:45 a.m.) and 28 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: March 27 (4:45 p.m.) and 29 (midnight)
Making his 2011 debut after an impressive 2010 showing of three solid victories, undefeated featherweight titleholder Yuriorkis Gamboa (19-0, 15 KOs) of Miami, Fla. has put on some spectacular ring performances over the past two years. In this 12-round bout, he will look to show the consistency and all-around skills of an elite champion. Veteran Jorge Solis (40-2-2, 29 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico has fought his last eight bouts in his home country, winning seven, and is making his first trip to the U.S. since meeting Manny Pacquiao at San Antonio’s Alamodome in 2007.
The opening bout features two undefeated featherweights looking to excel in the national spotlight, as 24-year-old Matt Remillard (23-0, 13 KOs) of Hartford, Ct. battles 23-year-old Mikey Garcia (24-0, 20 KOs) of Oxnard, Cal. This 126-pound tilt is scheduled for 12 rounds.
The executive producer of HBO BOXING AFTER DARK is Rick Bernstein; producer, Jon Crystal; director, Mike Sheehan.
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