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ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes to Present Exclusive U.S. Coverage of Povetkin vs. Pérez WBC Heavyweight Title Eliminator

ESPN3 Presentation to Include: Drozd vs. Janik WBC World Cruiserweight Title Fight, Chakhkiev vs. Wright, Kudryashov vs. Meroro

ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes will present exclusive coverage in the U.S. of the 12-round WBC World Heavyweight title eliminator between contenders Alexander Povetkin (28-1-1, 20 KOs) and Mike Pérez (21-1-0, 13 KOs) on Friday, May 22. The winner will become the mandatory challenger for Deontay Wilder’s heavyweight belt. The card, from Moscow is presented by K2 Promotions. Continue reading

ESPN Friday Night Fights Celebrates Series Finale with Boxcino 2015 Finals, Looks Ahead to PBC on ESPN

After 17 years, ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra will celebrate its final show on Friday, May 22, with the highly anticipated finals of Boxcino 2015. The single-elimination, two-weight class tournament featuring eight fighters in both the heavyweight and junior middleweight divisions began in February. Continue reading

ESPN2 Results from Hartford: Reynaldo Ojeda stays unbeaten

HARTFORD, Conn. (May 15, 2015) — Undefeated Puerto Rican lightweight Reynaldo Ojeda (16-0, 9 KOs) impressively introduced himself to American boxing fans in tonight’s ESPN Friday Night Fights main event, presented by 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, in association with Universal Promotions, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Continue reading

Video: Mansour and Dawejko Weigh-In

The May 8 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra will feature veteran heavyweight Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (21-1, 16 KOs) and up-and- coming Joey “The Tank” Dawejko (14-3-2, 7 KOs) in the 10-round main event. Friday’s show from 2300 Arena in Philadelphia will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN. ESPN Deportes will televise Friday’s fights on Saturday, May 9, at 3 p.m. The card is presented by Peltz Boxing. Continue reading

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao ESPN Predictions

#MayPac Predictions from ESPNers

With one day remaining until the biggest fight of a generation, ESPN on-air personalities offered their fight predictions for tomorrow’s welterweight unification title matchup between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Of the 30 picks, 20 selected Mayweather to win, while six picked Pacquiao to win. Four were undecided or felt the fight would end in a draw. Continue reading

Ishe Smith to Meet McCalla on Special Thursday Edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights

Ishe Smith 155.4 vs. Cecil McCalla 154.6
Ashley Theophane 143 vs. Mahonri Montes 142.8
Ronald Gavril 167.2 vs. Oscar Riojas 166.8
Lanell Bellows 167.2 vs. Eddie Hunter 166.6

Two days before the much-anticipated welterweight unification title fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, a special Thursday edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra will air live April 30, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and via WatchESPN. The show, from the Pearl Theatre at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, will be headlined by former world titleholder Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (26-7, 12 KOs) taking on Cecil McCalla (20-1, 7 KOs) in a 10-round junior middleweight bout. The card is presented by Mayweather Promotions. Continue reading

ESPNers Weigh in On What They’re Looking Forward to in Run-up to #MayPac Fight

Anchor Max Bretos (l) and Friday Night Fights analyst Teddy Atlas filming SportsCenter live from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The biggest fight of a generation is nearly upon us and ESPN has it covered from all angles. ESPN’s week-long coverage from Las Vegas of the Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao prizefight began on Sunday with SportsCenter live from Las Vegas and will culminate with live post-fight coverage and reactions on SportsCenter immediately following the bout and into Sunday. Continue reading

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