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BoxNation Picks Up Mikey Garcia vs. Juanma Clash

By Terence Dooley

Britain’s hardcore boxing fans need to set their alarm clocks this weekend as BoxNation (Sky Channel 437 and Virgin Channel 546) have picked up Mikey Garcia’s WBO featherweight title defence against Juan Manuel Lopez, the former title-holder.  The fight takes place at the American Airlines Centre, Dallas on Saturday night, so will be shown in the early hours of Sunday morning here in the U.K.

Puero Rico’s Lopez, 33-2 (30) is gunning for redemption after his two losses to Orlando Salido (TKO in rounds eight and 10 respectively).  These defeats halted his charge through the division and presented Garcia with the chance to wrest the title away from Salido, which he did courtesy of an eighth-round Technical Decision win in January.

Garcia, 31-0 (26), has racked up lots of titles and victories during his career; however, the 25-year-old California-based titlist is now in the same position Lopez was in when he stepped into the ring against Salido.  There is a big, fat target on Garcia’s back, and Lopez believes he can shock the undefeated champion.

Sure, Lopez is seen as more of a threat to Garcia than Salido was to him, but he now has some extra hunger to add to his undoubted talent and will be desperate to take Garcia’s ‘0’ as part of his big fight rehabilitation process.  Champions are there to be beaten; no one knows this better than the 29-year-old challenger, which makes for an intriguing encounter in prospect.

Visit http://www.boxnation.com/subscribe for subscription details and check the channel’s listings for further schedule information.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr Ehrmantraut on 06-15-2013

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;13472108]They tend to have American commentary for the American fights. They have Bob Sheridan often, they had the actual Showtime broadcast recently, they had [B]Merchant and Foreman recently[/B], they had Hopkins recently. The commentary is pretty good for the U.S…

Comment by IronDanHamza on 06-14-2013

[QUOTE=BabyFaceAssasin;13472006]I thought England picked up all of our fights in America?? Is that not true?? HBO must be hurting for money so they're selling rights.[/QUOTE] No not at all. We get most fights now with Boxnation but before that we…

Comment by IronDanHamza on 06-14-2013

[QUOTE=Mr Ehrmantraut;13471632]The only issue i have with BoxNation is the cheap production and awful "International commentary". It is not even about the money and it says a lot that i'd rather stream an American version on my laptop than watch…

Comment by BabyFaceAssasin on 06-14-2013

I thought England picked up all of our fights in America?? Is that not true?? HBO must be hurting for money so they're selling rights.

Comment by Kilrain on 06-14-2013

I agree, Barry Jones in particular is terrible, so monotonous, never says anything insightful, just spews bland platitudes. Rawling can be all right sometimes. Someone like Duke Mackenzie, despite often messing up names, is actually insightful and i wouldnt mind…

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