|HBO Boxing After Dark - Road to Glory New Quotes from the Boxers & More
By Media Report (July 20, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
HBO BOXING AFTER DARK TRIPLE-HEADER
SEPTEMBER 29 AT THE MGM GRAND AT FOXWOODS
New York, NY (7/20/12) -Yesterday afternoon, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) held a teleconference to officially announce their much
anticipated HBO Boxing After Dark Triple-Header, which will take place
on September 29, at MGM Grand at Foxwoods. The card, billed as "Road to Glory", is headlined by DBE's undefeated top-rated super middleweight contender Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez (21-0, 14 KO's) squaring off against the hard-hitting, up-and-coming super middleweight prospect Jason "Monstruo" Escalera (13-0-1, 12 KO's). In the televised undercard bouts, undefeated former two-division world champion Zsolt Erdei (33-0, 18 KO's) takes on South Africa's top-rated light heavyweight Isaac Chilemba (19-1-1, 9 KO's), and Luis "Orlandito" Del Valle (16-0, 11 KO's) squares off against former three-time world champion Vic Darchinyan (37-5-1, 27 KO's).
The card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, in association with Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and Gary Shaw Productions. All three bouts will be aired live on HBO's Boxing After Dark, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
went on sale this morning at 10 AM ET and can be purchased through the
Foxwoods MGM Grand box office by calling 1 (800) 200-2882. Tickets are
priced at $45, $75, $100 and $200.
Below are some of the highlights from the call:
LOU DIBELLA: I'm
very excited to announce this tremendous fight card which takes place
on September 29 at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods, televised by
HBO. This is a card that showcases a number of young talent fighting
in true crossroads battles which have significance across multiple
weight classes. I'm very happy to say that this card was done in
cooperation with Gary Shaw Productions and Joe DeGuardia's Star
Boxing, so for a change you have promoters working together as opposed
to going after each other and I think that's good for the sport.
card is entitled Road to Glory and while we have big plans and
championship aspirations for all of our guys on the card, all three of
these bouts are dangerous fights and we can't look past the task at
hand on September 29th.
EDWIN RODRIGUEZ: This is an important fight in my career. I'm fighting a young,
up-and-coming prospect who has power in both hands and a strong will
to win. I'm ready. I've been in camp for about three weeks. Prior to
that, I was working with Andy Lee to help him get ready for the Julio
Cesar Chavez Jr. fight. I'm excited to get back on HBO on September
29, which is actually the day that my twins were born. It was a good
day and a bad day for me at the same time because my kids were born
premature at 23 weeks and five days. I'm working extremely hard with
Ronnie Shields to keep getting better and improving my game. I'm
looking forward to fighting in Connecticut, which is about an hour and
a half from my hometown, so I'll have a lot of people supporting me.
Jason's going to have a lot of fans there as well, and it's going to be a
JOE DEGUARDIA (PROMOTER OF JASON ESCALERA): This fight between Jason Escalera and Edwin Rodriguez figures to be a
Gatti-Ward kind of fight because they're both bangers, both exciting
fighters. I'm proud of Jason Escalera, he's a real gentleman and a
real warrior in the ring.
LUIS ORLANDO DEL VALLE: I want to be the best and to be the best, you have to beat the best.
We're going to prove to the world that we belong with the big boys on
September 29. We've already started training camp and we have no doubt
that we're going to come out with the win. We'll keep moving forward
to our goal to capture on of the title belts. I can't wait. September
29 is a big day for me and is a big day for boxing because everyone
will know who 'Orlandito' Del Valle is."
ELIAS NASSAR (REPRESENTATIVE OF VIC DARCHINYAN): I want to thank HBO, Lou DiBella and Gary Shaw for putting this
together for Vic. Vic's looking forward to fighting Del Valle on
September 29. He's preparing very well over in Armenia and it should
be a very exciting bout."
ZSOLT ERDEI: Last time I fought was a year ago. I missed a fight in December
because of my injury and I am very hungry to be in the ring again and I
am very excited. I feel very strong and I feel 100 percent. I thank
DiBella Entertainment and HBO for this fight. I am hoping to win and
it is a big chance for the next fight to fight for a world
ISAAC CHILEMBA: I'm really looking forward to this fight. This is a fight that I have
been waiting for all my life. I'm looking forward to showcasing my
ability against someone like Zsolt Erdei, who is undefeated in 33
fights and is a former two-time world champion
"Road to Glory" is the highly anticipated HBO Boxing After Dark Triple-Header,
featuring some of the brightest young fighters in all of boxing looking
to continue on their path towards their respective world
championships. The card will take place on Saturday, September 29, at
MGM Grand at Foxwoods. The event is promoted by DiBella
Entertainment, in association with Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and
Gary Shaw Productions. All three bouts will be aired on HBO's Boxing
After Dark beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
go on sale tomorrow morning at 10 AM. ET and can be purchased through
the Foxwoods MGM Grand box office by calling 1 (800) 200-2882.
Tickets are priced at $45, $75, $100 and $200.