Photos/Weights: Rodriguez-Escalera, Del Valle-Darchinyan
The weights are in for Saturday's HBO Boxing After Dark telecast at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods® Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT. Jason "Monstruo" Escalera (13-0-1, 12KO's) takes on current USBA super middleweight champion Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez (21-0, 14KO's). Rodriguez-Escalera is scheduled for 10 rounds, and will be the main event bout of the evening. The fight is take place at a catch-weight of 166. Rodriguez came in at 166 and Escalera was 165.
Luis "Orlandito" Del Valle (16-0, 11 KOs) taking on former three-time, two-division world champion Vic "Raging Bull" Darchinyan (37-5-1, 27 KOs) in the 10-round co-feature for the vacant North American Boxing Federation (NABF) super bantamweight title. Del Valle was 122 and Darchinyan was 121.
Opening up the HBO televised portion of the card will be (WBC) International welterweight champion Antonin Decarie (26-1, 7 KOs) squaring off against unbeaten contender Alex Perez (16-0, 9 KOs) for the vacant NABF welterweight title. Perez was 146 and Decarie was 147.
[QUOTE=Carlos Alberto;12560922]Seriously!!! Rodriguez is garbage!!! The other two guys I don't even know. The only good fighter on this card is Darchynian (and he may be past his prime).[/QUOTE] WTF are you talking about? have you even seen Del Valle…Comment by PBP. on 09-28-2012
HBO needs its own version of ShoBox anyway. I'm all for lesser known fighters getting the opportunity to fight on HBO.Comment by Optimistic on 09-28-2012
Knock him out Orlandito. War Del Valle! :boxing:Comment by Frank Ducketts on 09-28-2012
[QUOTE=daggum;12561262]this is garbage. a real boxing fan doesn't pretend every single fight is good. oh it's on hbo it must be good! get a clue. they are tricking you.[/QUOTE] You don't know any of the fighters except Darchinian, that's why…Comment by Scott Dennett on 09-28-2012
I've been to Rodriquez's last (7) fights. He never makes a prediction. He now says the fight won't go past (6). Edwin's going to school this young man...and then send a loud message to boxing critics. Don't miss it.Post a Comment/View More User Comments (20)