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Canelo-Lara: Falcao, Quigley, Salinas, Sosa in Action

LAS VEGAS  - There will be a distinct international flavor to the "Honor & Glory: Canelo vs. Lara" SHOWTIME PPV® undercard this Saturday, July 12, as top boxers from Brazil, Ireland, Cuba and Puerto Rico all enter the ring in the lead-up to the long-awaited main event between Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara. Featured will be former Olympian Yamaguchi Falcao, Jason Quigley, Yoandris "El Nino" Salinas and John Karl Sosa.

Tickets are still available at the $750, $500, $250, $150, $75 and $50 price ranges, not including applicable service charges. Tickets are limited to eighteen (18) per person with a limit of eight (8) at the $75 and $50 price ranges. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

"This is a very special undercard to kick-off what will be one of the best fight nights of the year," said Oscar De La Hoya, president and founder of Golden Boy Promotions. "Top level fighters from around the world will be competing in quick succession leading up to the Canelo vs. Lara four-fight pay-per-view event. Fight fans should plan on getting to the MGM Grand Garden Arena early so they don't miss this top to bottom thrilling card."

A 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist for Brazil, Sao Mateus native Yamaguchi Falcao (1-0) now makes his home in Los Angeles, where he hopes to one day make a run for world championship gold. Last April 26, the 26-year-old southpaw picked up his first professional victory, shutting out Fernando Najera, and this weekend, he will attempt to keep his unbeaten record intact when he faces Arecibo, Puerto Rico's Jesus M. Cruz (1-1-1) in a four/six-round middleweight bout.

Fighting out of County Donegal in Ireland, 23-year-old Jason Quigley has been one of Europe's top amateurs for years, winning several championships and accolades along the way. A member of the Golden Boy Promotions' roster, Quigley is ready to make his pro debut this Saturday in a four-round middleweight contest against Ocala, Florida's Howard Reece (2-6, 1 KO).

A veteran of nearly 300 amateur bouts, Cuba's Yoandris "El Nino" Salinas (20-0-2, 13 KOs) is getting closer to a title shot in the 122-pound weight class. Unbeaten as a pro, the 28-year-old came close in October of 2013 before a controversial draw verdict was rendered in his WBA World Super Bantamweight Title fight against Scott Quigg. Back in the ring and hungrier than ever, Salinas will square off in a 10-round bout against tough Los Angeles native Enrique Quevedo (15-7-1, 9 KOs).

In the six-round welterweight opener, Caguas, Puerto Rico's John Karl Sosa (11-0, 6 KOs) will seek his third win of 2014 when he meets Michoacan, Mexico's Luis Bello (5-1, 2 KOs)..

"Honor & Glory: Canelo vs. Lara," a 12-round junior middleweight fight taking place Saturday, July12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. In the co-main event, Abner Mares returns to the ring to face Puerto Rico's Jonathan Oquendo in a 10-round featherweight bout. In the SHOWTIME PPV opening bout, Johan Perez defends his interim WBA Junior Welterweight World Title against Mauricio Herrera in a 12-round matchup. Also, Juan Manuel Lopez meets Francisco Vargas in a 10-round bout for the WBO International Super Featherweight Title. The event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The event can be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP). For information visit www.SHO.com/Sports. Canelo vs. Lara will be shown on the big screen in movie theaters across the country via Fathom Events. Information will be available at www.fathomevents.com.

Plus, SHOWTIME® will televise undefeated WBO Bantamweight World Champion Tomoki "El Mexicanito" Kameda defending his title in a 12-round bout against No. 1-ranked contender Pungluang Sor Singyu during "Canelo vs. Lara: COUNTDOWN LIVE" (7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT, immediately preceding the live PPV event).

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LouIE G on 07-08-2014

I've never seen kameda fight so iam pretty anxious to see what all the hype is about! Hopefully he impresses me enough to make me a fan.

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