HBO Sports Crosses The Pond For Late-Night Action
Now in its tenth season, HBO's hit late-night boxing series heads overseas for HBO Boxing After Dark: Joe Calzaghe vs. Sakio Bika, to be seen Saturday, Oct. 14 at 11:00 PM (ET/PT) from the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England on HBO. The Boxing After Dark team will be ringside for the event, which will be presented in Spanish language on HBO Latino.
HBO2 playdates: Oct. 15 (10:00 AM, 4:45 PM) and 17 (11:00 PM). Times are ET/PT.
In his first HBO appearance, undefeated super middleweight title holder Joe Calzaghe (41-0, 31 KOs) from Newbridge, Wales takes on Sakio Bika (20-1-2, 13 KOs) from Sydney, Australia in a scheduled 12-round bout. Calzaghe, who has been electrifying sold-out arenas in England, is coming off a dominating victory over previously undefeated champ Jeff Lacy and is seeking to further extend his domination in the division. Bika, whose previous title fight ended in a technical draw, due to a cut from an accidental head butt, looks to establish himself as the division champ. He's traveling half the globe to challenge Calzaghe on his home turf.