Tonight at 9 p.m. EDT, Top Rank will present a split site PPV from Mexico City and Las Vegas with a double main event and two featured undercard bouts.
In the first main event of the night, Brandon Rios will face Richard Abril in a fight where only Abril can win the vacant WBA lightweight title at stake, as Rios missed weight for the second straight fight. Rios (29-0-1, 22 KO) was pretty heavily favored to win the fight, but Abril (17-2-1, 8 KO) was at least a credible opponent if not a major threat. Is Rios in good enough shape to fight his usual style?
The night's final fight will be coming from Mexico City, as living legend Juan Manuel Marquez (53-6-1, 39 KO) returns to the ring to face Serhiy Fedchenko (30-1, 13 KO) for the vacant WBO interim junior welterweight title. Marquez is a massive favorite. Wins tonight for both Rios and Marquez could set up a big July 14 fight at Cowboys Stadium.
On the undercard, Mike Alvarado (32-0, 23 KO) faces Mauricio Herrera (18-1, 7 KO) in a ten-round junior welterweight bout many feel will steal the show. Also featured will be Filipino lightweight prospect Mercito Gesta (24-0-1, 12 KO) facing Oscar Cuero (15-7, 12 KO) in a showcase bout for Gesta. Both of these fights will be from the Mandalay Bay in Vegas.
Bad Left Hook will have live, round-by-round coverage and up to the second updates from the entire show. Join us!