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ESPN’s Pre- and Post-Fight Coverage of Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri

ESPN will present extensive pre- and post-fight coverage across its platforms in English and Spanish of the 12-round Welterweight title fight between WBO Welterweight titlist Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) and undefeated fast-rising challenger Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs), who started the year off with a February win over Emanuel Taylor on ESPN Friday Night Fights. The fight, from the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena in Macau, China, will be produced and distributed live by HBO-Pay-Per-View on Saturday Nov. 22, at 9 p.m. ET. Continue reading

ESPN3, ESPN Deportes to Present Molina vs. Bundrage Junior Middleweight Title Fight Live on Saturday

ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates will present live the 12-round IBF Junior Middleweight title fight between titleholder Carlos Molina (22-5-2, 6 KOs) of Mexico, and former titlist Cornelius Bundrage (33-5, 19 KOs) of Detroit, as part of a special boxing presentation on Saturday, October 11, at 9:30 p.m. ET. Continue reading

Taylor, Soliman to Meet October 8 in IBF Middleweight Title Showdown on ESPN Boxing Special

ESPN 2 will televise live the 12-round IBF World Middleweight Championship fight between titleholder Sam “King” Soliman (44-11, 18 KOs) and former Middleweight titlist Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor (32-4-1, 20 KOs) in an ESPN Boxing Special presented by Corona Extra on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 9 p.m. ET. The winner of the championship bout will face the winner of tonight’s Hassan N’Dam vs. Curtis Stevens IBF Middleweight eliminator fight in an ESPN Boxing Special at 9 p.m. on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN. Continue reading

Commentators and Undercard Announced for ESPN Boxing Special on October 1

Todd Grisham and analyst Teddy Atlas will be ringside describing the action for ESPN’s previously announced ESPN Boxing Special presented by Corona Extra airing live on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and WatchESPN. The show from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., will feature a 12-round IBF eliminator between Middleweight contenders Hassan “El Fenómeno” N’Dam (30-1, 18 KOs) and Curtis “Showtime” Stevens (27-4, 20 KOs). The winner of the bout will earn the right to fight for the IBF Middleweight title, currently held by Australia’s Sam Soliman. The card is promoted by King Sports. Continue reading

ESPN Deportes Presents Exclusive Coverage of Jungle Fight 73

Featuring fighters from Mexico, Ecuador and Argentina, LIVE from Ibirapuera Gymn, São Paulo Saturday, September 6 at 8:00 p.m. EST

ESPN Deportes will offer the exclusive coverage of the notorious Jungle Fight 73 this Saturday, September 6th at 8:00 p.m. EST. The main event will feature Brazilian champion Maira Amanajás and Ericka Almeida. Continue reading

N’Dam, Curtis Stevens to Meet October 1 in IBF Middleweight Eliminator on ESPN Boxing Special

ESPN2 will televise live the 12-round IBF eliminator fight between Middleweight contenders Hassan N’Dam (30-1 18 KOs) of France and Brooklyn, New York’s Curtis Stevens (27-4 20 KOs) as part of an ESPN Boxing Special on Wednesday, October 1, at 9 p.m. ET. The winner of the bout will earn the right to fight for the IBF Middleweight title, currently held by Australia’s Sam Soliman. Continue reading

Trout, Dawson to Meet on ESPN Friday Night Fights

Trout, Dawson to Meet on ESPN Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates Season Finale
Noche de Combates In-Studio Guest: Former Three-Division Titlist Abner Mares

Former Junior Middleweight titleholder Austin “No Doubt” Trout (26-2, 14 KOs, ESPN.com No. 6 ranked Junior Middleweight) will meet former Junior Middleweight title challenger Daniel “Awesome” Dawson (40-3-1, 26 KOs) Friday, August 22, in the 10-round main event on the season finale of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra. Continue reading

Nugaev, Shafikov to Meet in IBF Eliminator on ESPN Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates

Lightweights Nugaev, Shafikov to Meet in IBF Eliminator on ESPN Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates
Noche de Combates In-Studio Guest: Former Three-Division Titlist Abner Mares

The August 15 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra will feature an IBF eliminator between Lightweight contender Rustam “The Mongoose” Nugaev (27-6-1, 17 KOs) and former Lightweight title challenger Denis “Ghengis Khan” Shafikov (33-1-1, 17 KOs). Continue reading

Jr. Middleweights Nelson, Grajeda to Meet Outdoors in Nevada Desert on ESPN Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates

Undefeated Super Middleweight Nemesapati to Meet Escalera in Co-Feature
2008 Olympic Silver Medalist Zhilei to Make Professional Debut

ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra heats up on Friday, August 8, when the show takes place outdoors in the Nevada desert as the seventh annual “Fallon Fights: Rural Rumble” from the Churchill County Fairgrounds in Fallon, Nev., is televised live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN. Jr. Middleweight contender Willie “The Great” Nelson (22-1-1, 13 KOs) and Luis Grajeda (17-2-2, 13 KOs) will be featured in the10-round main event. The card is promoted
by DiBella Entertainment. Continue reading