Marquez, De Leon retun on HBO PPV October 21


Marquez, De Leon retun on HBO PPV October 21

Once again, the stage is set in El Paso, Texas, for World Championship boxing on HBO Pay-Per-View.  UTEP’s  Don Haskins Center has been the site of many major boxing events over the past decade, but none with a more appealing mix of Mexican and local stars than MEXICAN GLORY, scheduled for Saturday, October 21.


Highly regarded World Champions Juan Manuel Marquez and Daniel “Ponce” De Leon, both rising stars from Mexico, defend their respective titles on this exciting world championship double-header card, promoted by Oscar De La Hoya’s, Golden Boy Promotions,.  Slated to headline the undercard of the seven-bout fight card are local El Paso favorites and World rated contenders, Juan Lazcano and Antonio Escalante. 


Marquez (45-3-1, Mexico City, MX), who’s sensational draw with boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao was a candidate for “Fight of the Year” in 2004, defends his coveted WBC World Featherweight crown against three-time Philippines champion, Jimrex Jaca (26-2-1, Cebu, PI).


The hard punching De Leon (29-1, Cuahtemoc, CH, MX), puts his WBO World Jr. Featherweight title on the line when he faces talented boxer/puncher Al Seeger (27-1, Savannah, GA). 


Both world title bouts are scheduled for the championship twelve rounds, Escalante (13-1, El Paso), the #5 WBO World rated contender, is also scheduled for 12 rounds as he defends his NABO Jr. Featherweight title clash against veteran Omar Adorno (16-7-1, Morovis, Puerto Rico). 


Lazcano (36-3-1, El Paso), the former #1 World Rated Lightweight contender who is now the #5 WBC World rated Super Lightweight, battles rugged Manuel Garnica (20-5, Guadalajara, JL, MX) in a ten-round contest.


Garnica, who recently upset former world champion Carlos Maussa, looks to be Lazcano’s toughest challenge since losing in his world title bid against Jose Luis Castillo in 2004.


Tickets for the event, which begins at 6:30 pm, are priced at $200, $100, $75, $50 & $30 (plus convenience charges).  Tickets go ON SALE Saturday, September 23rd, at the UTEP Ticket Center and all Ticketmaster Outlets.  Tickets will also be available online at and by phone at 915-544-8444.