Las Vegas, NV (USA) – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns to Philadelphia this summer with a loaded card sure to leave the City of Brotherly Love buzzing. On Saturday, Aug. 6 from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, former UFC® light heavyweight champion “Suga” Rashad Evans takes on rising star and former Penn State wrestling standout Phil Davis.
NEW YORK (May 31, 2011) – Back-to-back three-fight telecasts. On opposite coasts. Twelve top-flight boxers with a combined record of 181-11-2 and 111 KOs in six exciting fights. All on the one and only ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME®.
Weeks before it celebrates its 10th anniversary, there will be an unprecedented double airing of ShoBox — with three-fight telecasts on SHOWTIME on consecutive evenings — Friday, June 10 (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) in Central California and a special Saturday edition on June 11 (10:35 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) in New York City.
NEW YORK (May 27, 2011) – Joseph King Kong Agbeko has been cleared by doctors to return to work and will defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) bantamweight championship against undefeated rising star and World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver 118-pound titleholder Abner Mares, who will also defend his title, in The Bantamweight Tournament Final: Winner Takes All on Saturday, August 13, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) at a site to be determined.
NEW YORK (May 27, 2011) – A special 15-minute edition of FIGHT CAMP 360°: Pacquiao vs. Mosley will premiere on SHOWTIME® at 8:45 p.m. ET/PT, just prior to the Super Six World Boxing Classic Semifinal between Carl Froch and Glen Johnson on Saturday, June 4. Viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look at the days leading up to the Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley mega fight from Las Vegas, as well as an intimate view of the fighters’ trainers and family members throughout the 12-round championship bout on SHOWTIME PPV® and the aftermath that ensued.
In the week leading up to the deciding Super Six Semifinal, SHOWTIME Extreme will replay past Super Six bouts – including the Fight of the Year candidate slugfest between Froch and Mikkel Kessler and Andre Ward’s coming-of-age championship victory from Group Stage 1 – along with multiple re-airs of the latest episode of the critically acclaimed FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside the Super Six World Boxing Classic.
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LOS ANGELES, May 26 – On Thursday, June 23, Los Angeles’ hit boxing series “Fight Night Club,” returns with another night of exciting boxing action at L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia as local favorites Ramon Valadez and Jamie Kavanagh compete in separate featured bouts. Valadez will headline the show in a junior lightweight bout while Kavanagh will be in a lightweight co-featured fight, both in six round fights against opponents to be determined.
World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Middleweight Champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch, Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson and promoter Lou DiBella held an international media conference call on Wednesday to discuss their upcoming Semifinal bout in the Super Six World Boxing Classic on Saturday, June 4, LIVE on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.
Silicon Valley, Calif. – May 25, 2011 – Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman and the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors presented Five-Time World Champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero with a Proclamation on May 24, 2011 in recognition of his commitment to giving back to the community by raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and being a positive youth role model.
LOS ANGELES, May 25 – The Classics are back on “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” this Friday, May 27, as Golden Boy Promotions has teamed up with TeleFutura to kick off the 2011 Memorial Day weekend with two memorable battles Golden Boy’s boxing archives.
On this edition of the “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” Classics broadcast, TeleFutura will air the second of the four unforgettable battles between Israel “Magnifico” Vazquez and Rafael Marquez, as they did battle for the WBC Super Bantamweight World title on August 4, 2007.
NEW YORK (May 24, 2011) – Looking to regain his status as one of the premier super middleweights in the world, former World Boxing Council/World Boxing Association (WBC/WBA) 168-pound champion Mikkel “The Viking Warrior’’ Kessler will return to the ring for the first time in 14 months when he faces Mehdi Bouadla on Saturday, June 4, on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, same-day delay) at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Former No. 1 World Heavyweight Contender, Michael Grant, who is not tied to any promoter and is a “free agent,” is seeking a high level heavyweight opponent for his next fight. Grant reports: “Since my knockout of Tye Fields in March, we are having difficulty finding a high-ranking heavyweight willing to fight me. I am ready to step up to the highest level available and will fight any of the top heavyweights willing to get in the ring with me.”