We have a Saturday night boxing show on HBO Latino tonight, so if you can’t speak Spanish, and I can’t, we can still watch grown men pound each other in the face. In the main event Sullivan Barrera(18-1, 13 KOs) fights Paul Parker (8-1, 4 KOs) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn.
In the undercard, Vaughn Alexander (7-0, 5 KOs) takes on Andres Calixto Rey (7-5, 5 KOs). If they start with another fight, I won’t pick up the live blog until Alexander and Rey hit the ring.
As always, scroll on down for the live blog. Keep reading for the press release from HBO.
Sullivan Barrera vs. Paul Parker is a 10-round light heavyweight bout presented by Main Events and Mohegan Sun as part of the Mohegan Sun’s Rising Stars Boxing Series. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. ET. The HBO Latino Boxing telecast begins at 11:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) with the ten-round middleweight match-up between Vaughn Alexander and Andres Calixto Rey. Tickets, which are priced at $50 and $75, are available now through Ticketmaster, the Mohegan Sun box office or the Main Events’ office. The card is presented by Main Events and sponsored by Corona Extra. Barrera weighed in at 178-pounds, while Parker was 177. Alexander was 162-pounds and Rey was 160.5.
“I want to thank everyone for coming out today. I want to thank my promoter Main Events. Thank you very much to HBO Latino for having us back on the network. Thank you to Mr. Paul Parker for accepting the fight. As usual we had a good training camp and we are going to put on a good show. Thank you so much.”
“I wanted to thank Main Events for this opportunity. This is big for me to be here with no manager and no promoter. I did this the hard way. I believe in myself more than anything else in the world. I came to get what’s mine; what I’ve earned. He’s put in front of me so he has to go. I am Paul “Pay Per View” Parker. I want to thank Main Events and everyone who put this show together. I want to thank God for being in my life.”
“Like my brother said I want to thank God. I definitely want to thank Main Events for giving me this opportunity, for giving me a platform to build on. I started this a long time ago and had some mishaps years ago. I put the work in to display my talents and get to this place. I am just one step closer to taking over this middleweight division. I am ready to fight whoever, wherever. I am ready to go to war. I am going to put on a display. Without them giving me this platform I don’t know where I would. I want to thank everyone that supported me in my second coming. Jolene [Mizzone] and Kathy Duva have helped me so much. It was a touchy situation for me. I am going to do what I do. I brutalize people. I want to thank everyone for coming. I look forward to showcasing my talent Saturday night.”
The fights are on HBO Latino at 11 p.m. EST. Watch them me.
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