KHABIB ALLAKHVERDIEV VS. BREIDIS PRESCOTT PRESENTS A REMATCH OF
LAST YEAR’S ALL-ACTION SLUGFEST SATURDAY, MARCH 30
HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise presents a rematch that has the boxing world buzzing with anticipation when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: BRANDON RIOS VS. MIKE ALVARADO II AND KHABIB ALLAKHVERDIEV VS. BREIDIS PRESCOTT is seen SATURDAY, MARCH 30 at 10:15 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The HBO broadcast team 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 31 (9:45 a.m.) and April 1 (12:15 a.m.)
HBO2 playdate: April 2 (11:00 p.m.)
Last October, two undefeated junior welterweights produced fireworks for seven heart-pumping rounds that had the boxing community riveted and clamoring for more. Now, Brandon Rios (31-0-1, 23 KOs) of Oxnard, Cal., and Denver’s Mike Alvarado (33-1, 23 KOs) resume their epic rivalry in Act II of this all-action slugfest. Rios, 26, registered a seventh-round TKO win in the first meeting, which made everybody’s list of top fights for 2012. Alvarado, 32, will try to turn the tables on his fast-rising foe in this 12-round contest.
The opening bout is another junior welterweight battle, as Khabib Allakhverdiev (18-0, 8 KOs) of Derbent, Russia, meets Breidis Prescott (26-4, 20 KOs) of Miami, Fla., in a 12-round showdown. Southpaw Allakhverdiev, 30, brings fast hands and deceptive power into this bout with the more experienced Prescott, 29, who’s previously battled Miguel Vazquez, Amir Khan and Mike Alvarado.
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The executive producer of HBO BOXING AFTER DARK is Rick Bernstein; producer, Jon Crystal; director, Doug Gettts.
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