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Three big boxing fights kick off 2013 with Orlando Salido vs. Mikey Garcia headlining, plus Gennady Golovkin vs. Gabriel Rosado, live Saturday night on HBO. Tune in to Bloody Elbow for live results and discussion.
After closing out a pretty fantastic 2012, boxing returns with a solid triple-header live from Madison Square Garden, Saturday night, January 19. Orlando Salido vs. Mikey Garcia headlines, but all three fights are excellent in their own right. HBO Boxing After Dark, featuring Salido vs. Garcia, airs live on HBO this Saturday night starting at 9:45 p.m. ET.
There's a lot to like about this card. Salido vs. Garcia is a fascinating clash of styles, with the high volume veteran Salido vs. the technical up-and-comer Garcia. You also have Gennady Golovkin, a fighter in position to make big waves sooner than later, ready to engage in a war with Gabriel Rosado. Meanwhile, two exciting, evenly matched fighters look to steal the show in the opener. It may not have the kind of huge names that draw in more casual fans, but this is most decidedly a show to watch.
Here is the complete fight card:
Orlando Salido (39-11-2, 27 KOs) vs. Mikey Garcia (30-0, 26 KOs)
Gennady Golovkin (24-0, 21 KOs) vs. Gabriel Rosado (21-5, 13 KOs)
Rocky Martinez (26-1-1, 16 KOs) vs. Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1, 20 KOs)
Join us Saturday night at Bloody Elbow for live results and discussion of Salido vs. Garcia on HBO Boxing After Dark.
Mikey Garcia defeats Orlando Salido by Technical Decision round 8 (79-70, 79-69, 79-69)
Gennady Golovkin defeats Gabriel Rosado by TKO (corner stoppage) Round 7 2:46
Juan Carlos Burgos split draw Rocky Martinez (117-111, 112-116, 114-114)