LONDON (4 Dec) – BoxNation viewers are in for some festive fistic fun this December as the ‘Channel of Champions’ brings a bumper year to an end with some explosive Christmas crackers.
The world’s only dedicated subscription boxing channel will warm the cold night air this month with blazing bouts featuring the very best fights from across the domestic and international scene.
The holiday season gets off to a tremendous start this weekend when Paulie Malignaggi and Zab Judah battle for Brooklyn bragging rights as the borough’s biggest stars headline a mouth-watering fight card.
Taking place at the Barclays Center in New York, the former world champions will be out to show who the superior craftsman is in front of their hometown supporters. Also featured on the bill will be three world championship bouts, including IBF welterweight king Devon Alexander who faces rising undefeated star Shawn Porter, Erislandy Lara defending his interim WBA light-middleweight title against Austin Trout in a must-watch grudge match, with Sakio Bika out to show he means business when he puts his WBC super-middleweight crown on the line against the undefeated puncher Anthony Dirrell.
There will also be fight action closer to home this Saturday night when Paul Butler looks to continue his march to the top when he takes on 27-year-old Mexican Ruben Montoya for the WBO intercontinental super-flyweight belt at Liverpool’s Echo Arena. Irishman Stephen Ormond challenges the all-action Derry Matthews in a potential blockbuster for the WBO European lightweight championship, with local Liverpool favourite Liam Smith making the first defence of his British light-middleweight title against the tough Mark Thompson.
Following on from this, one of Britain’s most highly-touted fighters of recent years, heavyweight David Price, will mark his return to the ring on December 14th in Germany on the undercard of Juergen Braehmer’s WBA light-heavyweight world title battle with Marcus Oliveira.
The top class card sees the big-hitting Price try and kick start his career following back-to-back defeats against Tony Thompson earlier this year.
That’s not all for the night, in the early hours BoxNation brings you Golden Boy Promotions’ stacked finale for the year headlined by future pound-for-pound ace Adrien Broner.
The flash, cocky and confident Broner has been tipped as the heir apparent to fill the void once Floyd Mayweather chooses to hang up his gloves. But his mettle will be severely tested when he goes in against the rugged and hard-hitting dynamo Marcos Maidana, with his WBA welterweight world title up for grabs.
BoxNation will also show the unscripted and entertaining ‘All Access’ documentary show featuring both Broner and Maidana (free-to-air on Sky TV) on Monday December 9th at 9pm.
Also fighting that night will be knockout artist Keith Thurman, who himself has been highly touted, when he faces the unflinching Jesus Soto Karass. Plus, fan favourite Leo Santa Cruz defends his WBC super-bantamweight belt against Puerto Rican Cesar Seda, all coming live and exclusive from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
To cap a brilliant month, BoxNation will also bring Stuart Hall’s bid for the IBF bantamweight world title against Vusi Malinga live from Leeds on December 21st.
The 33-year-old Darlington resident has his first stab at a world crown after cleaning up on the domestic scene, and will be keen to end a fantastic year for British boxing on a high.
Undefeated Commonwealth welterweight champion, Frankie Gavin, is also in action that night against Joseph Lamptey as he looks to get another win under his belt before making his big splash next year.
BoxNation continuously delivers the very best bouts from both home and abroad and fight fans can subscribe and get all this festive action for just £10 per month (plus £10 registration fee). Visit www.boxnation.com to subscribe.
All Access: Broner vs. Maidana episode 1 will be shown on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546) on Monday December 9th at 9pm.