In a big night for boxing, Saturday night’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast of “Knockout Kings” scored record ratings for its headlining fight between Canelo Alvarez and Josesito Lopez with over one million viewers. The blockbuster event, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions and Thompson Boxing Promotions, was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and featured an action-packed bout on the undercard between welterweights Marcos Maidana and Jesus Soto Karass, which helped garner the second-highest rating for a boxing telecast on the premium network since 2007.
News: Martinez vs. Chavez & Canelo vs. Lopez Post-Fight Recap; NBC Sports Network ‘Fight Night’ Returns
Las Vegas, September 17,2012 -The Theater of the Unexpected didn’t disappoint fight fans Saturday night, as Sergio Martinez fought skillfully for 35 minutes before running into a trapdoor barrage from Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. The 37 year-old Argentine showed immense heart, to go with his superlative skill, and fight fans relived all the drama, and soaked up post-fight tidbits on TheSweetScience.com and BoxingChannel.TV. Continue reading