Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Photos: Claudio Marrero vs. Jesus Rojas - Official Weights

On Friday, Sept. 15, one day before the highly anticipated battle for middleweight supremacy between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady "GGG" Golovkin, WBA Interim Featherweight Champion Claudio Marrero (22-1, 16 KOs) will make the first defense of his title against Jesus Rojas (25-1-2, 18 KOs) in the 12-round main event of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at the MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom in Las Vegas. The ESPN3 livestream of the undercard bouts begins at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT, followed by the main event at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT on ESPN Deportes and streaming live on ESPN3 and on ESPN2 at 1:15 a.m. ET/10:15 p.m. PT. Photos by Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos.

Both boxers weighed in at the featherweight limit of 126-pounds.

marrero-rojas-weights (2)

Marrero, of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, captured the Interim WBA Featherweight Title with a devastating first-round knockout of Carlos Zambrano in April 2017. Though suffering his only defeat against Jesus Cuellar in 2013, Marrero has scored six victories since then, five of them by knockout.

marrero-rojas-weights (3)

Rojas will return after an impressive eighth-round technical knockout victory against the previously undefeated Abraham "Chamaco" Lopez.  The native of Caguas, Puerto Rico, has taken on the likes of former world champion Jorge "El Travieso" Arce and Jorge "El Pilón" Lara of Mexico (who will take on Joseph "JoJo" Diaz in the co-main event of Canelo-Golovkin). Rojas will look to take yet another step towards the top of the 126-pound division with a victory over Marrero.

marrero-rojas-weights (4)

In the co-main event, Boston's Rashidi "Speedy" Ellis (18-0, 12 KOs) will make the second defense of his IBF North American title against Juan Carlos "Merengue" Abreu (19-3-1, 18 KOs). Ellis earned his crown with an impressive first-round knockout victory over Eddie "E-Boy" Gomez in December 2016. In his first defense, Ellis fought in a toe-to-toe battle against John Karl Sosa en route to a majority decision victory in April 2017. Ellis faces a tough challenge in Abreu, a veteran of the Dominican Republic with tough fights against Pablo Cesar "El Demoledor" Cano and Humberto "La Zorrita" Soto on his resume.

marrero-rojas-weights (1)

Marrero vs. Rojas is a 10-round featherweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with TGB Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD; Hennessy, Never Stop, Never Settle; and Interjet. The event will beheld at the MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom in Las Vegas on Friday, Sept. 15. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. PT, and the first fight begins at 3:30 p.m. PT. The ESPN3 livestream of the undercard bouts begins at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m., followed by the main event at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. on ESPN Deportes and streaming live on ESPN3 and on ESPN2 at 1:15 a.m. ET / 10:15 p.m. PT.

Tickets priced at $10, $25, $50 and $75 for Marrero vs. Rojas will go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 10:00 a.m. PST.  *Receive VIP seating to the Canelo vs. Golovkin Weigh-in with the purchase of a $75, $50 or $25 ticket, subject to availability. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the TicketMaster Contact Center at (800) 745-3000 or MGM Resorts Contact Center at (866) 740-7711.  Tickets will also be available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.mgmgrand.com and various MGM Resorts Box Offices.  All ticket prices do not include service fees or applicable service charges.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Santa_ on 09-15-2017

[QUOTE=bigdunny1;18048474]The fight was originally scheduled to be live on ESPN2 but Golden Boy switched it the week of the fight and is now using the primetime slot on ESPN2 to run promo's for the Canelo/GGG PPV. Will air the PPV…

Comment by bigdunny1 on 09-15-2017

[QUOTE=Santa_;18048435]Does anybody know if this is going to be live on ESPN Deportes first and aired an hour later like Machado vs Morales was?[/QUOTE] The fight was originally scheduled to be live on ESPN2 but Golden Boy switched it the…

Comment by Santa_ on 09-15-2017

Does anybody know if this is going to be live on ESPN Deportes first and aired an hour later like Machado vs Morales was?

Comment by boxfamof5 on 09-15-2017

Rojas should be able to pull off the win. I like Marrero and while I think his style will give Rojas some problems at first, by the beginning of the 3rd, Rojas should start pulling away slowly in the scorecards…

Comment by illpapi on 09-14-2017

Let's get it!!! Make it happen, Marrero!!!!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (6)
Top Headlines Crawford vs. Horn: Pedraza, Shakur Stevenson Plan To Impress David Benavidez - Legal War Looms Between Sampson, Top Rank Whyte Questions The Courage of Pulev, Pressures Him To Sign Naoya Inoue Says The Goal is To Blast Out Jamie McDonnell Bellew: I Punch Harder Than Fury, He's Fighting a Cruiserweight Callum Smith: I'd Rather Wait and Fight Groves, Not Eubank Jr. Eric Molina Suspended By UK Anti-Doping For Failed Test Gilberto Ramirez vs. Roamer Angulo Lands on BoxNation News: Darragh Foley, Armin Mrkanovic, Thomas vs. Bunting Alex Saucedo Expects Big Crowd For Home Fight With Lenny Z Mayweather Certain Stevenson Will Fade in Jack Rematch, Too Bradley: Mikey Garcia is a Dangerous Fight For Lomachenko Josh Warrington vs. Carl Frampton Could Go To Neutral Territory Trainer: McDonnell Very Prepared, in Form For Naoya Inoue Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. is Alleged To Have Beaten Man at Gas Station Wilder Dares Joshua To Back Up "F*** Him Up Bad" Boast Jono Carroll Believes He Has The Edge Over Declan Geraghty Errol Spence: Tank Davis Would Smoke Lomachenko! Luke Campbell Hopes a Rematch is Finalized With Yvan Mendy Virgil Hill Discusses The 175 Landscape, Stevenson vs. Jack Coach: Pacquiao Punished Buboy, He'll Be Ready For Matthysse Tyson Fury Plans To Pursue a Medical Career After Boxing Celestino Caballero To Be Released From Prison Carlos Cuadras Leaves Rehab, Ready To Get Back in The Mix David Benavidez vs. Anthony Dirrell Ordered By The WBC Manager: GGG Avoided Derevyanchenko on 5/5 & They Know It Photos: Canelo Shows Off His Trimmed Down Physique Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith Talks Continue To Play Out Gvozdyk Not Stepping Aside, Ready For Adonis Stevenson Shot Avni Yildirim vs. Lolenga Mock Set For September 15, Germany Roy Jones: Joshua Should Take 1, 2 More Fights - Then Get Wilder CompuBox: Inside The Numbers - Stevenson-Jack, Russell-Diaz Josh Taylor Confident He'll Beat Postol, Secure Jose Ramirez Shot News: Antonio Tarver, Steele Beats Upsher, Charlotte Results Weekend Review: Stevenson vs. Jack Excites, Warrington Too Carl Frampton Welcomes Josh Warrington Showdown Jack: Stevenson Would've Gone Down if I Had 5, 10 More Seconds Mayweather: Judges Must Score More Than 30 Seconds of Rounds Joe Joyce To Return on June 15 at York Hall Lee Selby Eyes Weight Move To 130 After Losing IBF World Title
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement