Due to an injury suffered in training camp by WBC Super Featherweight World Champion Juan Manuel Marquez, the September 15 "Fireworks" Pay-Per-View show promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and scheduled for MGM Grand in Las Vegas has been cancelled.
Marquez, who was scheduled to fight Rocky Juarez in the evening’s main event, suffered a cut on his right hand which developed an infection. As a result, severe swelling occurred and forced him to withdraw from the bout.
“The safety of our fighters comes first and it’s too bad that Juan Manuel got hurt after training so hard for this fight,” said Oscar de la Hoya, president of Golden Boy Promotions. “We are having him come to Los Angeles this weekend for further evaluation and treatment by a specialist.”
Subsequently the entire show, which also was scheduled to feature Kassim Ouma against Sergio Mora, the IBF world featherweight title bout between Robert Guerrero and Martin Honorio as well as Francisco Bojado against Steve Forbes, was cancelled.
De La Hoya continued, “We are committed to brining excellent shows to our fans and with the unfortunate injury to Marquez, at this late stage our only option was to call off the show.”
Tickets purchased for this event may be refunded at the original point of purchase.