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Hopkins-Jones II playing in select theaters

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24812_105951946098724_100000517577717_152706_5187358_n_medium Saturday's rematch between Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr. will be playing in select movie theaters nationwide, the same as the Mayweather-Marquez fight but probably, you know, with less sales.

NCM Fathom is distributing the event, which will be available in more than 150 theaters in the United States. There's a complete list of theaters on their site, in PDF format.

From the NCM Fathom press release:

"Tens of thousands of boxing fans around the country proved they have an appetite for seeing boxing on the big screen as they enjoyed the larger-than-life, ringside experience of the Mayweather vs. Marquez in-theater event last September," said Dan Diamond, vice president of Fathom. "This exclusive partnership with Golden Boy Promotions allows Fathom to continue to present the biggest boxing events of 2010 to communities of fans nationwide and Hopkins vs. Jones promises to be a true classic to start the year."

It's good to know that Golden Boy sees the potential value in distributing the fight this way. I know most of "us" (diehard boxing fans) aren't particularly dying with anticipation over Hopkins-Jones II, but it's still cool to hear they're going to the theaters again.

Bad Left Hook will have more coverage of the Hopkins-Jones fight and the full undercard this week, leading up to our live, round-by-round coverage, scoring and analysis on Saturday night.