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'''Solo Boxeo''' ("Just Boxing") is a weekly television series currently airing on the Spanish-language [[Telefutura]] television network. As of January 2007, the show as a whole is sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, so at present the full title of the show is ''Solo Boxeo Tecate''. (Prior to this, the show was sponsored by the Miller Brewing Company and known as "Solo Boxeo de Miller," or "Miller's ''Solo Boxeo''.")
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'''Solo Boxeo''' ("Just Boxing") was a weekly television series that aired on the Spanish-language [[Univision]] and [[Telefutura]] networks from August 2000 to December 2008.   During the last two years of its run, the show as a whole was sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and formally known as ''Solo Boxeo Tecate''. (Prior to this, the show was sponsored by the Miller Brewing Company and called "Solo Boxeo de Miller," or "Miller's ''Solo Boxeo''.")
  
The series is devoted to the broadcast of live fight cards featuring Hispanic boxers, most frequently those promoted by [[Top Rank Boxing|Top Rank Incorporated]] and, more recently, [[Golden Boy Promotions]]. Top Rank has been a key supplier of fights for the show since its inception.
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The series was devoted to the broadcast of live fight cards featuring Hispanic boxers, most frequently those promoted by [[Top Rank Boxing|Top Rank Incorporated]] and, in the show's final years, [[Golden Boy Promotions]]. Top Rank was a key supplier of fights for the show for the length of its run.
  
''Solo Boxeo'' debuted in August 2000 on Telefutura's parent network, [[Univision]], and originally ran only for one hour. When the Telefutura network first went on the air in January 2002, the series was expanded to a two-hour format and transferred from Univision to Telefutura, where it has remained ever since.
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''Solo Boxeo'' debuted in August 2000 on Telefutura's parent network, Univision, and originally ran only for one hour. When the Telefutura network first went on the air in January 2002, the series was expanded to a two-hour format and transferred from Univision to Telefutura, where it remained until its cancellation.
  
The primary commentators and hosts of the show are [[Ricardo Celis]] and [[Bernardo Osuna]]. Former 140-pound contender [[Ahmed Santos]] also frequently appears as a commentator and interviewer. [[Lupe Contreras]] serves as ring announcer.
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The primary commentators and hosts of the show were [[Ricardo Celis]] and [[Bernardo Osuna]]. Former 140-pound contender [[Ahmed Santos]] also frequently appeared as a commentator and interviewer. [[Lupe Contreras]] served as ring announcer.
  
Notable bouts that have been broadcast on the show in recent years include the 2003 [[WBC]] lightweight [[Fight:629991|title fight]] between [[Jesus Chavez]] and [[Sirimongkol Singwancha]], in which Chavez captured his first world title, the 2004 [[WBA]] super flyweight [[Fight:851162|title bout]] between [[Martin Castillo]] and [[Alexander Munoz]], in which Munoz, fighting for the first time in North America, was handed his first defeat, and the January 2006 [[Antonio Escalante vs. Jose Andres Hernandez|encounter]] between [[Antonio Escalante]] and [[Jose Andres Hernandez]], considered by some to be among the best bouts fought that year.
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Notable bouts that were broadcast on the show include the 2003 [[WBC]] lightweight [[Fight:629991|title fight]] between [[Jesus Chavez]] and [[Sirimongkol Singwancha]], in which Chavez captured his first world title, the 2004 [[WBA]] super flyweight [[Fight:851162|title bout]] between [[Martin Castillo]] and [[Alexander Munoz]], in which Munoz, fighting for the first time in North America, was handed his first defeat, and the January 2006 [[Antonio Escalante vs. Jose Andres Hernandez|encounter]] between [[Antonio Escalante]] and [[Jose Andres Hernandez]], considered by some to be among the best bouts fought that year.
  
''Solo Boxeo'' will be canceled in December 2008.[http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=3689786]
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''Solo Boxeo'' was canceled in December 2008.  According to reports at the time, the show was still quite popular, but Univision considered the cost of continuing the series prohibitively high. [http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=3689786]
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
[http://www.univision.com/content/channel.jhtml?chid=6&schid=1611 Official site] (in Spanish)
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Remembrances of the series by producer [http://www.15rounds.com/producer-victor-bague-solo-boxeo-announcers-ricardo-celis-bernardo-osuna-a-big-part-of-our-success-121608/ Victor Bague], Top Rank matchmaker [http://www.15rounds.com/solo-boxeo-by-bruce-trampler-121708/ Bruce Trampler] and ring announcer [http://www.15rounds.com/ring-announcer-lupe-contreras-proud-of-solo-boxeo-121608/ Lupe Contreras]
  
 
[[Category:Television Shows]]
 
[[Category:Television Shows]]

Revision as of 18:05, 9 January 2009

Solo Boxeo ("Just Boxing") was a weekly television series that aired on the Spanish-language Univision and Telefutura networks from August 2000 to December 2008. During the last two years of its run, the show as a whole was sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and formally known as Solo Boxeo Tecate. (Prior to this, the show was sponsored by the Miller Brewing Company and called "Solo Boxeo de Miller," or "Miller's Solo Boxeo.")

The series was devoted to the broadcast of live fight cards featuring Hispanic boxers, most frequently those promoted by Top Rank Incorporated and, in the show's final years, Golden Boy Promotions. Top Rank was a key supplier of fights for the show for the length of its run.

Solo Boxeo debuted in August 2000 on Telefutura's parent network, Univision, and originally ran only for one hour. When the Telefutura network first went on the air in January 2002, the series was expanded to a two-hour format and transferred from Univision to Telefutura, where it remained until its cancellation.

The primary commentators and hosts of the show were Ricardo Celis and Bernardo Osuna. Former 140-pound contender Ahmed Santos also frequently appeared as a commentator and interviewer. Lupe Contreras served as ring announcer.

Notable bouts that were broadcast on the show include the 2003 WBC lightweight title fight between Jesus Chavez and Sirimongkol Singwancha, in which Chavez captured his first world title, the 2004 WBA super flyweight title bout between Martin Castillo and Alexander Munoz, in which Munoz, fighting for the first time in North America, was handed his first defeat, and the January 2006 encounter between Antonio Escalante and Jose Andres Hernandez, considered by some to be among the best bouts fought that year.

Solo Boxeo was canceled in December 2008. According to reports at the time, the show was still quite popular, but Univision considered the cost of continuing the series prohibitively high. [1]

External Links

Remembrances of the series by producer Victor Bague, Top Rank matchmaker Bruce Trampler and ring announcer Lupe Contreras