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Official Press Release for this Wknds Match Mosley/Margarito

Posted on 01/22/2009

HBO Sports rings in the new year with a red-hot welterweight championship showdown between two world-class performers on WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: ANTONIO MARGARITO VS. SHANE MOSLEY, presented live SATURDAY, JAN. 24 (10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT) from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, exclusively on HBO. The WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING team will be ringside for the event, which will be presented in HDTV and in Spanish on HBO Latino.

Other HBO playdate: Jan. 25 (9:45 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Jan. 25 (6:30 p.m.) and 27 (11:30 p.m.)

A resident of Tijuana, Mexico, Antonio Margarito (37-5, 27 KOs) makes his triumphant return to the ring after the dramatic 11th-round knockout of Miguel Cotto that brought him his second welterweight title last July. Ranked among the sport’s most explosive performers, he hopes to maintain his momentum in this 12-round, 147-pound showdown.

“Sugar” Shane Mosley (45-5, 38 KOs), a native of Pomona, Cal., will need all his ring smarts and physical skills to spring the first surprise of the new year. One of the most decorated fighters of the past decade, the veteran is coming off a 12th-round KO of Ricardo Mayorga last September, and has won six of his last seven bouts.

All WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING events are broadcast in HDTV. HBO viewers must have access to the HBO HDTV channel to watch HBO programming in high definition.

The executive producer of WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING is Rick Bernstein; producer, Dave Harmon; director, Marc Payton.

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