LAS VEGAS, NEV. (August 10, 2012) — The Méxican Independence Day Weekend boxing extravaganza headlined by the Julio César Chávez Jr. vs. Sergio Martinez World Middleweight Championship will feature four exciting bouts on the live pay-per-view undercard, including two world championship showdowns. Undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) super featherweight champion and Cuban expatriate GUILLERMO “El Chacal” RIGONDEAUX will defend his world title against knockout artist ROBERTO MARROQUIN of Dallas. Former world champion ROMAN “Rocky” MARTINEZ, of Puerto Rico and MIGUEL “Barreterito” BELTRAN, JR., of México, will battle for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight title. One-time world title challenger MATTHEW “Mack The Knife” MACKLIN, of England, will rumble with former world super welterweight champion JOACHIM ALCINE, of Montréal, Québec, Canada, in a 10-round middleweight bout. The pay-per-view undercard telecast will open with undefeated University of Notre Dame champion MIKE LEE in a six-round light heavyweight bout against an opponent to be named soon.
These seven gladiators boast a combined record of 155-9-2 (100 KOs) – a winning percentage of 93%, with nearly 2/3 of those victories coming by way of knockout.
Promoted by Top Rank®, Zanfer Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, in association with Wynn Las Vegas, AT&T and Tecate, the Chávez Jr. vs. Martinez Middleweight Championship Event will take place Saturday, September 15, at the Thomas & Mack Center, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.