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Boxing Special

Posted by Stephen McDonald on December 5, 2014

Trout, Grajeda Headline ESPN Boxing Special in Honor of Late Boxing Promoter Dan Goossen

Downloadable Photos In honor of the late boxing promoter Dan Goossen, ESPN2 will televise live a three-hour ESPN Boxing Special presented by Corona Extra on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 10 p.m. ET. Goossen, who passed away September 28, was a longtime promoter for ESPN’s boxing coverage. Most notably, Goossen promoted the WBC World Heavyweight Championship [...]

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Posted by Stephen McDonald on November 18, 2014

ESPN’s Pre- and Post-Fight Coverage of Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri

ESPN will present extensive pre- and post-fight coverage across its platforms in English and Spanish of the 12-round Welterweight title fight between WBO Welterweight titlist Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) and undefeated fast-rising challenger Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs), who started the year off with a February win over Emanuel Taylor on ESPN Friday Night [...]

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Posted by Stephen McDonald on November 6, 2014

ESPN Recognizes Veteran’s Day with Week of Programming November 8-14

ESPN’s recognition of Veterans Day 2014, its sixth annual America’s Heroes initiative, will include live, day-long SportsCenter coverage from The Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio (Tuesday, Nov. 11); ESPN2’s First Take from a military hangar at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey (Monday, Nov. 10); and the Armed Forces Classic from the U.S. Coast [...]

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Posted by Stephen McDonald on November 6, 2014

Weekly Enterprise Journalism Release

Domestic Violence and Sports Outside the Lines (Sunday 8 a.m. ET; ESPN2; 9 a.m., ESPNEWS) Considered by some to be a silent epidemic, domestic violence made a deafening roar through the sports world with the video of Ray Rice striking his now wife and the arrests of other prominent NFL players and professional athletes. Outside [...]

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Posted by Stephen McDonald on October 23, 2014

ESPN3, ESPN Deportes to Present Exclusive Live U.S. Coverage of Murray vs. Spada Middleweight Fight Live on Saturday

Card Includes: Caballero vs. Hall IBF Bantamweight Title Fight and Budler vs. Zhong WBA Strawweight Title Fight ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes will present exclusive live coverage in the U.S. of the 12-round Middleweight fight between England’s Martin Murray (28-1-1, 12 KOs) and Domenico Spada (39-5, 19 KOs) of Italy, which will headline a special boxing [...]

Category: Boxing, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3

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Posted by Stephen McDonald on October 9, 2014

ESPN3, ESPN Deportes to Present Molina vs. Bundrage Junior Middleweight Title Fight Live on Saturday

ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates will present live the 12-round IBF Junior Middleweight title fight between titleholder Carlos Molina (22-5-2, 6 KOs) of Mexico, and former titlist Cornelius Bundrage (33-5, 19 KOs) of Detroit, as part of a special boxing presentation on Saturday, October 11, at 9:30 p.m. ET. The show, from the [...]

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Posted by Stephen McDonald on October 3, 2014

ESPN to Televise 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games During Prime-time Windows

During October, ESPN will televise the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games from the Stub Hub Center in Carson, Calif., during two prime-time windows. ESPN will air three consecutive episodes featuring the female athletes on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET and three consecutive episodes featuring the male athletes on Wednesday, Oct. 15, [...]

Boxing Special

Posted by Stephen McDonald on October 1, 2014

Taylor, Soliman to Meet October 8 in IBF Middleweight Title Showdown on ESPN Boxing Special

ESPN2 will televise live the 12-round IBF World Middleweight Championship fight between titleholder Sam “King” Soliman (44-11, 18 KOs) and former Middleweight titlist Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor (32-4-1, 20 KOs) in an ESPN Boxing Special presented by Corona Extra on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 9 p.m. ET. The winner of the championship bout will face [...]

Posted by Stephen McDonald on September 29, 2014

ESPN Statement on the Passing of Boxing Promoter Dan Goossen

Longtime boxing promoter Dan Goossen, of Goossen Promotions, who passed away Monday, promoted six events televised on ESPN networks in 2014 and has been a longtime promoter for ESPN’s boxing coverage. Most notably, Goossen promoted the WBC World Heavyweight Championship between Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola on ESPN in May. Brian Kweder, ESPN senior director [...]

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Posted by Stephen McDonald on September 29, 2014

Commentators and Undercard Announced for ESPN Boxing Special on October 1

Todd Grisham and analyst Teddy Atlas will be ringside describing the action for ESPN’s previously announced ESPN Boxing Special presented by Corona Extra airing live on Wednesday,Oct. 1, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and WatchESPN. The show from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., will feature a 12-round IBF eliminator between Middleweight contenders Hassan [...]