Young, rising star Roberto Marroquin of Dallas is in Mexico for a Top Rank Live! fight televised card on Saturday night. Marrroquin, 14-0-0 at junior featherweight, will box in his first eight-round bout when he takes on Jesus Quintero of Los Mochis. The Top Rank Live! telecast will be available on Fox Sports Espanol at 10 pm eastern/7 pm pacific. Marroquin, 20, trained for weeks with trainer Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, Ca. Cutman Miguel Diaz is in Mexico and will work in Marroquin’s corner.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, who will fight Pavel Wolak on Sept. 11 (Top Rank Live! – Fox Sports Espanol), is scheduled to begin working out with Freddie Roach this weekend at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, Calif. ….
Notre Dame champion Mike Lee will be in a 4-round light heavyweight bout on the Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Orlando Salido world title card at the Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas on Sept. 11. Lee is training with Ronnie Shields in Houston. Fight fans will be coming in from Chicago to see Mike Lee, a finance graduate from Notre Dame, go into his second pro bout…
World champion Juan Manuel Lopez of Puerto Rico will arrive into Las Vegas on August 29. He will train at the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas to get set for his world title fight against Rafael Marquez on Sept. 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. “I am going into the ring against a Hall of Famer. It’s going to be a real challenge,” Juanma said.