Three top boxers, including Mexican counter-puncher Juan Manuel Marquez, are featured in a weekend boxing treat in three different venues outside the US mainland.
Juan Manuel Marquez goes up against Likar Ramos of Colombia in a tune-up fight for a November clash with Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao scheduled for November 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Major Weekend Events:
Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Likar Ramos
Marquez (52-5-1, 38 KO) has won titles in three different divisions and has fought top-rated boxers in the lightweight division including his controversial fights with Manny Pacquiao which ended in a draw in their first encounter and a loss later in a rematch.
Ramos (24-3, 18 KO) has won 14 out his last 15 bouts which included three knockout victories. The Colombian slugger is a former WBC interim super featherweight champion after defeating Ernesto Morales in 2009 but lost the same a year later against Jorge Solis.
The Marquez vs. Ramos duel will take place in Mexico in a few hours.
Brian Viloria vs.Julio Cesar Miranda
Filipino boxer Brian Viloria (28-3, 16 KO) is a former two-time world flyweight champion and is aiming for a third title against the 31-year-old Miranda (35-5-1), who is known as a knockout artist, having won 28 out of his 35 wins via KO.
The title fight will take place at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu Hawaii in a few hours.
Viloria, was born in Hawaii but his parents are from Ilocos Sur in the Philippines.
Ricky Burns vs. Nicky Cook
Ricky Burns (31-2) goes up against Nicky Cook former WBO Champion Nicky Cook, in Liverpool's Echo Arena.
Burns is from Scotland and is the current WBO super featherweight champion
While this article is being prepared, news have it that Nicky Cook suffered a devastating loss to Burns in less that two minutes into the first round. Cook was put into a stretcher and was reported to have suffered from life-threatening injury.
Other events for the weekend include: John Murray vs. Kevin Mitchell, Marco Huck vs. Hugo Garay. Huck reportedly won over Hugo Garay.