Two-time world champion Jose Luis Castillo and middleweight contender Ireland’s John Duddy will each box on the Pacquiao vs. Clottey ‘The Event’ Pay Per View championship event March 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Salvador Sanchez, nephew and namesake of the former world champion, will be featured on the international broadcast. Bob Arum of Top Rank and Jerry Jones, owner of the NFL Dallas Cowboys, made the announcement today at a press conference in Mexico City.
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Here are the PPV bouts announced today: Welterweight Jose Luis Castillo (60-9-1, 52 KOs), a two-time world champion currently ranked WBC #9 will take on Alfonso Gomez (21-4-2), ranked WBC #10, WBO #10, starred in the first season of ‘The Contender’ and is coming off a victory over Jesus Soto-Karass. Also middleweight contender John Duddy (28-1, 18 KOs) meets Michael Medina (22-1-2, 17 KOs). In addition, Top Rank will feature featherweight Salvador Sanchez (18-3-2, 8 KOs) on its international broadcast. Unbeaten super bantamweight Roberto Marroquin (11-0, 8 KOs) will also see action.