RISING 140-POUND STAR FIDEL MALDONADO JR. RETURNS TO SAN ANTONIO TO FACE STEVE FORBES

SAN ANTONIO'S COWBOYS DANCEHALL ONCE AGAIN HOSTS A NIGHT OF BOXING ACTION ON FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX DEPORTES

 

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SAN ANTONIO (January 14) - Winner of four straight bouts, including an impressive seventh-round technical knockout of Luis Ramos Jr. last November, junior welterweight prospect Fidel "The Atrisco Kid" Maldonado Jr. is back at Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, TX. onMonday, Feb. 10 when he faces former World Champion Steve "2Pound" Forbes on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes in the main event of the second 2014 installment Golden Boy Live!.

 

In the co-main event, unbeaten 2012 U.S. Olympian Errol Spence Jr. is scheduled for 10-rounds in the welterweight division versus an opponent to be determined.

 

"The fans were great in San Antonio the last time I fought here and I'm going to give them an exciting show again," said Maldonado. "Steve Forbes is a former world champion and he's got a lot of experience, but I'm ready to step up to this challenge.."

 

"Don't count me out yet," said Forbes. "I'm still strong and fast, and I can do things in the ring a kid like Maldonado hasn't even seen yet. Watch this fight on February 10; it's going to be something to remember."

 

"San Antonio fans are some of the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable in boxing, and they're in for a treat on February 10," said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "Maldonado vs. Forbes is an important fight for both men, and the winner is going to be off to a great start toward big things in 2014."

 

Maldonado Jr. vs. Forbes is a 10-round junior welterweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Leija*Battah Promotions and sponsored by Corona and O'Reilly Auto Parts. Cowboys Dancehall doors open at 5:00 p.m. CT and the first fight starts at 6:30 p.m. CT.  The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 10:00 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. CT/7:00 p.m. PT.

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