Versus To Showcase Mancini-Arguello 1981 Fight This Thursday

Stamford, CT (March 7, 2007) - VERSUS will allow fight fans to relive a classic performance by the legendary Alex Arguello when it televises his 1981 title defense against Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini on its Legends of the Ring series in conjunction with Top Rank Boxing this Thursday, March 8 from 9-11 p.m. ET. Arguello, a world champion in three different weight classes, was making his first title defense of his WBC lightweight title as he prepared to meet the undefeated Mancini in Atlantic City..

The young challenger gave a good account of himself for the first 10 rounds before the Eddie Futch trained Arguello took him to school. Mancini began tiring in the 11th round and was stopped by Arguello in the 14th round.

Legends of the Ring is hosted by Michael Buffer.

VERSUS ( celebrates real competition in all its forms. The network is the national cable home of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Stanley Cup Playoffs as well as best-in-class events like The Tour de France, the America's Cup, the Dakar Rally, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), Professional Boxing, the Boston Marathon, AMA Motocross and Davis Cup. Now in more than 70 million homes, the network features the best field sports programming on television and is a destination for sports fans, athletes and sportsmen to find exclusive, competitive events that audiences can't find elsewhere. The network offers unique, competition-themed original programming and is the exclusive home of Survivor in syndication. VERSUS, a wholly owned company of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.

Article posted on 08.03.2007

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