For the first time, Top Rank, will open its vaults and present intense battles from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. PST each Saturday beginning on Aug. 14, 21, and 28. The bouts will air free of charge on www.TopRank.com/TRLivestream in advance of three events on three different networks: Gamboa-Salido on Sept. 11 at The Palms Casino & Resort, Las Vegas, on HBO; Lopez-Marquez Sept. 18 in Las Vegas’s MGM Grand Garden Arena on Showtime; and a special edition of the popular Top Rank Live! series Sept. 11 in Culiacan, Mexico on Fox Sports Espanol.
The full schedule for this web-only series:
August 14, 2010, 5-7pm pacific
Brandon Rios vs. Jorge Luis Teron – 2/6/10, McAllen, TX
Rios battled Teron and won in a third-round TKO win for a vacant lightweight title.
Anthony Peterson vs. Javier Jauregui – 8/2/08, Las Vegas
Peterson in a hard-fought but clear-cut win over Jauregui.
Yuriorkis Gamboa vs Wyber Garcia – 10/10/09, New York
In his first title defense, featherweight Gamboa dropped Garcia with a left hook on his way to victory.
Orlando Salido vs Hector Julio Avilla – 12/14/07, Cicero, IL
In an eliminator bout, featherweight Salido dropped Avilla on his way to a TKO win in the sixth.
August 21, 5-7pm pacific
Future Star Showcase
Matt Korobov vs. Cory Jones – 2/21/09, New York
Powerful Russian middleweight Korobov knocked the defensive-minded Jones out with a crushing right hook.
Omar Henry vs. Orphius Waite – 4/3/10, Corpus Christi, TX
Light middleweight Henry KO’d Waite in the second; it was Waite’s first pro loss.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Luciano Cuello – 3/28/09, Tijuana, MX
In front of 22,000 fans, middleweight Chavez Jr. scored a decisive win on Top Rank’s ‘Tijuana Thunder’ show
Pawel Wolak vs Carlos Naciamento 10/10/09, New York
Light middleweight Wolak knocked Naciamento down on his way to fifth-round stoppage win.
August 28, 5-7pm pacific
Jose Benavidez vs. Bobby Hill – 3/12/10, Grapevine, TX
The Freddie Roach-trained light welterweight Benavidez dropped Hill in the second and twice in the third on his way to a TKO win.
Roberto Marroquin vs. Samuel Sanchez – 3/13/10, Dallas, TX
On the undercard of the Pacquiao-Clottey megafight at Cowboys Stadium, featherweight Marroquin landed a KO win over Sanchez in the second.
Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez vs. Olivier Lontchi 6/27/09, Atlantic City, NJ
In his first title defense, featherweight champ Lopez knocked down a tricky Lontchi in the second and later in the ninth, winning by TKO over the previously undefeated Lontchi.
Rafael Marquez vs. Mark Johnson 02/23/02, Las Vegas, NV
Featherweight Marquez won a vacant title by beating Johnson by TKO in the eighth.