Press Release: HBO Plus' new boxing series, "Next Boxing Generation" will close out 2008 on Saturday, December 13th, with a tripleheader featuring Puerto Rican youngsters in key bouts at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot in San Juan.
In the main event, scheduled for ten rounds, Vega Baja junior lightweight Roman Martinez risks his 20-0 record against Colombian veteran Walter Estrada, 30-7.

In the eight-round junior welterweight opener, Hector Sanchez (16-0) of Rio Piedras locks horns with Bogota, Colombia's Wilson Alcorro (26-10-3).

In the televised co-feature, rormer WBA flyweight Champion Eric Morel (39-2) continues his quest for another title as he returns to San Juan to take on former contender Ricardo "Chapo" Vargas (39-13-3) of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico in a ten-round bantamweight bout.

This ten-bout card of professional boxing, which is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with PR Best Boxing, will be presented live on the HBO Plus service in Latin America beginning at 9:00 pm local time and the first bout begins at 6:30 pm local time.  Tickets can be purchased through Ticket Pop (, by phone at (787) 294-0001 or at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot Ticket Office.

"Next Boxing Generation", which was launched in August by Golden Boy Promotions in association with HBO Latin America Group, features the top Latin American fighters in boxing today in exciting bouts that will appeal to fans across all demographics.

In undercard bouts...

Unbeaten lightweight Hylon Williams (6-0, 1 KO), who has yet to lose a round in his pro campaign, will take on Bayamon's Carlos Diaz (10-16-4, 7 KO's) in a six-round contest.  A six-round junior lightweight bout features Marcos Jimenez (14-1, 8 KO's) of Santo Domingo facing off against Jesus Perez (25-22-3, 14 KO's) of Bogota, Colombia.  Toa Baja's Eric Cruz (5-1-1, 5 KO's) will face off against Guayaman's Carlos Claudio (8-4-1, 2 KO's) in a junior lightweight bout. 

Jose Gonzalez (4-0, 2 KO's) of Toa Baja squares off against Enrique Quinonez (4-7-1) of Caguas in a four round junior welterweight contest.  Bayamon's Jovannie Santiago (2-0, 1 KO) will take on Toa Baja's Michael Padilla (2-0, 2 KO's) in a four round clash of unbeaten junior welterweights.  San Juan junior bantamweights Felix Perez (6-1, 3 KO's) and Carlos Garcia (0-2-1) square off in a four rounder.  And opening up the show is a four round junior lightweight bout between Bayamon's Gamalier Rodriguez (7-1, 3 KO's) and San Juan's Carlos Perez (7-8-1, 6 KO's