Live boxing chat: Saturday fight night, April 27, 8:15 p.m. ET

Join the Communities live chat for boxing from Argentina, Brooklyn, California and England on HBO and Showtime starting at 8:15 p.m. ET. Photo: HBO / Showtime

SAN DIEGO, April 26, 2013 – Boxing fans need to clear their schedules and turn off their phones on Saturday, April 27.  It’s an action packed weekend lineup of bouts from three countries in two hemipheres for fans to enjoy. So get all your errands out of the way and stock that refrigerator now.

You will need all the tools of the trade: a DVR, TiVo or the like with plenty of space; a remote with fresh batteries and multiple screens. Throw in your tablet or laptop to participate in our Communities live chat and you’re set.

SEE RELATED: Saturday boxing action on HBO, Showtime April 27, 8:30 pm ET

HBO World Championship Boxing stars the evening off at 8:30 p.m. ET. The warm-up act comes from Ontario, California, with heavyweights Chris Arreola and Bermane Stiverne.

HBO then features its first fight ever from Buenos Aires, Argentina. It’s sure to be an exciting atmostphere as native son Sergio Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KO) fulfills his promise to fight in his home country, facing Britain’s Martin Murray (25-0-1, 11 KO) in a middleweight contest.

Also on the card is a bout between another Argentinean, welterweight Luis Carlos Abregu, against Antonin Decarie. 

Meanwhile over on Showtime, we will enjoy a lineup from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York starting at 9 p.m. Eastern Time/6 p.m. Pacific Time.

Philadelphia’s Danny Garcia (25-0, 16 KO) faces Zab Judah (42-7. 29 KO) in a junior welterweight contest. The fight was originally scheduled in February, but Garcia cancelled due to a reported rib injury.

Amir Khan (27-3, 19 KO) is also in action Saturday. American fans will see his fight after Garcia vs. Judah on tape delay, held earlier in the day at Sheffield, England. It’s a catchweight 143 pound contest (three pounds over junior welterweight) against Julio Diaz (25-0-1, 11 KO) of Mexico.

We’ve got it all for you from start to finish on Communities Digital News. We will fire up our live chat covering all bouts starting at 8:15 p.m. Eastern Time/5:15 p.m. Pacific. Watching or not, boxing head or newcomer, all are welcome to join us ringside and enjoy the evening with Communities. We’ll give you the inside information and post photos as they are available for those not able to watch.


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Gayle Falkenthal

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, MS, APR, is President of the Falcon Valley Group, a San Diego based communications consulting firm. Falkenthal is a veteran award winning broadcast and print journalist, editor, producer, talk host and commentator. She is an instructor at National University in San Diego, and previously taught in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University.


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