Saturday December 8, 2012 Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao will fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It will be the fourth time that this duo will enter the ring together and if history is any indicator we are headed another 12 round battle. The two welterweight's headline a four fight card.
The broadcast coverage of the fight will be extensive on both television and radio starting early on Saturday night. Here are the details for what is being called simply Pacquiao-Marquez 4 which after all really does say it all.
Television: HBO Pay-Per-View check with your local cable or satellite provider for more details. The under-card starts at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
The HBO broadcast team will handle the telecast with Jim Lampley doing the blow by blow action with analysis from Larry Merchant and Roy Jones, Jr. The trio will call all four of the bouts offered to the TV audience.
Radio: Both ESPN and Fox Sports Radio will offer end of each round fight analysis.
The undercard for the telecast features three very impressive bouts:
12 Rounds – WBA Interim Super Featherweight World Championship
Yuriorkis Gamboa, the former World Featherweight Champion from Miami boasts a perfect record of 21-0 with 16 of his wins coming via knockout. His opponent will be Michael Farenas from Paranque, Philippines who owns an impressive 33-3-4 record with 25 wins coming by knockout.
12 Rounds – WBA Interim Featherweight World Championship
Javier Fortuna comes from La Romana, Dominican Republic and is currently the WBA No. 2 Ranked Featherweight who owns a perfect record of 20-0, with 15 wins coming from knockouts. He will face a tough fighter from Dublin Ireland. Patrick Hyland will enter the ring the WBA No. 6 Ranked Featherweight sporting a record of 27-0 with 12 wins coming via knockout.
12 Rounds – IBF Lightweight World Championship
Miguel Vazquez is the current IBF Lightweight Champion from Guadalajara, Mexico and enters the fight with a record of 32-3, with 13 coming by knockout. The challenger is Mercito Gesta the IBF No. 5 Ranked Lightweight who hails from Cebu, Philippines. His record is 26-0-1, with 14 wins coming from knockouts.