Starting Monday, Oct. 7, ESPN will present multi-platform pre- and post-fight coverage of the Timothy Bradley Jr. vs. Juan Manuel Márquez WBO Welterweight title fight Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. SportsCenter and ESPN Deportes will provide daily news and information throughout the week. The fight will air on HBO-Pay-Per-View.
As part of ESPN and HBO Sports’ boxing programming and marketing agreement, ESPN news and information platforms will have access to key content, including post-fight, in-ring interviews, press conference and weigh-in coverage, HBO’s behind-the-scenes reality series 24/7 Bradley / Márquez, and classic Bradley and Márquez fights.
Bradley vs. Márquez Coverage across ESPN Platforms
o Coverage of Wednesday’s press conference and Friday’s weigh-in.
o Boxing experts Teddy Atlas, Dan Rafael and bilingual reporter Bernardo Osuna will be in Las Vegas providing pre-and post-fight analysis.
· ESPN Deportes’ Semana de Campeones (Week of Champions):
o A Los Golpes: commentators David Faitelson, Osuna, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez, Jorge Eduardo Sanchez, Claudia Trejos and Karin Ontiveros will provide in-depth analysis and discussion of the fight from Las Vegas (Tuesday-Wednesday, see schedule below).
o Golpe a Golpe: Faitelson, Osuna, Chavez Sr., Cortez, Sanchez, Trejos and Ontiveros anchor from Las Vegas and provide coverage of Friday’s weigh-in and pre- and post-fight coverage Saturday (see schedule below).
o SportsCenter, Capitanes, Radio Formula, Cronometro, and Nacion will have daily segments previewing the fight.
24/7 Bradley / Márquez (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN): HBO Sports’ all-access, two-part reality series, follows both fighters as they prepare for the title fight (see schedule below).
Classic Bradley and Márquez fights (ESPN Classic, ESPN Deportes): Both networks will air Márquez’s last fight, a sixth-round KO win over Manny Pacquiao and Bradley’s last fight, a 12-round unanimous decision win over Ruslan Provodnikov (see schedule below).
· ESPN3 live coverage of press conference and weigh-in: ESPN3 will carry Wednesday’s press conference (3 p.m. ET) and Friday’s weigh-in (6 p.m.) live on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox and Apple TV to fans who receive their Internet or video subscription from an affiliated provider.
o Comprehensive coverage from Las Vegas includes pre- and post-fight stories from Rafael, Kieran Mulvaney, and Brett Okamoto.
o “Fight Credential,” ESPN.com’s home page for all Bradley-Márquez coverage, updated with features, video, photos and social media from all platforms throughout the week and through the fight.
o HBO’s Face Off with Max Kellerman: Bradley-Márquez. Both fighters square off debate-style with Kellerman serving as moderator.
o Live fight-night chat featuring analysis from Rafael, Mulvaney and Okamoto beginning at 8:45 p.m.
o Video previews and breakdowns from Making the Rounds, ESPN.com’s original boxing show.
o Live streams of press conference and weigh-in.