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HBO Sports: Boxing's Best of 2009 schedule

Be sure to have your DVD and VCR recorders ready fight fans.  In what has become a tradition at the end of every year, HBO Sports will once again replay the most significant fights that have aired live on their network throughout the year.  From December 26 to December 30, at 11PM ET/8PM PT, HBO will replay Berto vs. Collazo, Margarito vs. Mosley, Marquez vs. Diaz, Mayweather vs. Marquez, and Pacquiao vs. Cotto.

The following are the dates on which those respective bouts will be shown.

December 26, 2009


Undefeated former pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr returned from a 21 month hiatus, in what can be construed as the come back of the year, to win a unanimous decision over lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez on September 19 in a 12-round welterweight special attraction.


December 27, 2009

At the beginning of the year, three-division champion Shane Mosley turned back the hands of time, dominating and stopping defending welterweight champion Antonio Margarito to claim the welterweight title by way of a 9th round TKO on January 24.


December 28, 2009

On January 17, WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto faced the stiffest test of his career when he took on Brooklyn's own Luis Collazo.  After 12 entertaining and hotly contested rounds, Berto emerged as the winner by way of a controversial unanimous decision.


December 29, 2009

In what can be seen as the lightweight fight of the year, lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez met Juan Diaz on February 28.  Marquez knocked Diaz out in the 9th round of what had been a tremendous seasaw battle up to that point.


December 30, 2009

Pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao took on defending WBO titlist Miguel Cotto in a welterweight showdown on November 14.  Pacquiao was sensational as he stopped the Puerto Rican star in the final round of what was as scintillating performance.


As you already know, the year 2010 will be starting off with a bang, as undefeated WBO super bantamweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez will move up to the 126lb weight class to challenge undefeated WBO featherweight champion Steve Luevano on HBO Boxing After Dark January 23.

On January 30, WBA welterweight champion Shane Mosley and undefeated WBC welterweight titlist Andre Berto will square off in an intriguing title unification bout on HBO January 30.



boxinglover9 said...

OT: Manny Pacquiao is still the man! Watch Manny Pacquiao hitting the heavy bags at the official Manny Pacquiao Youtube Channel now!