Originally written on Boxing Watchers  |  Last updated 2/4/12

To paraphrase one Dwayne Johnson, finally, boxing has come back to HBO.

We always say around here that boxing has no offseason, but it sometimes feels like it does. That's been especially true this year, when the drought in big fights broadcast in the U.S. lasted the whole way through January.

But never fear, because a doubleheader tonight on HBO should help kick the sport in the pants. The main event will see Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. take another in a seemingly endless set of steps toward becoming his own man, as he defends his WBC middleweight belt against Marco Antonio Rubio - who once had a chance like this before but came up short against Kelly Pavlik in 2009.

The co-feature shouldn't be slept on either, since Nonito Donaire has been and surely will again be the headliner himself. The former flyweight and bantamweight titleholder will try to add more gold to his collection by winning his first super bantamweight bout against Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., a Puerto Rican fighter who has been in some exciting fights.

If you're like us, you're probably itching to watch some world class boxing again. If, however, you find yourself unable to see the fights tonight, you can still get live updates by rejoining us here. Hit the home page for round by round posts for each fight starting shortly after 10 pm Eastern time tonight.

See you tonight - can't wait!


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