HBO CO-FEATURE OFF AS KRATINGDAENGGYM IS DENIED A LICENSE
Press Release: This weekend's HBO co-feature between Guillermo Rigondeaux and Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym has been canceled. "The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation notified us today that they would not issue a license to Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym," said promoter Bob Arum, CEO of Top Rank. "I feel very badly for both fighters who trained very hard. Top Rank's matchmakers are working with HBO to returning Guillermo back to the ring as soon as possible." Kratingdaenggym, from Thailand, was scehduled to challenge for Rigondeaux's WBA 122-pound title at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The main event of Nonito Donaire vs. Jorge Arce will go on as scheduled, televised live on HBO, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will open with the exclusive replay of last week'sinstant classic, Juan Manuel marquexz-Manny Pacquiao IV.