Golden Boy Announces New TV Fight Series

Golden Boy Promotions has made a multi-year deal with ESPN that includes the airing of a new fight series, the promotion announced on Thursday. The fight series "Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN" will begin on March 23, and will include 18 fights in its first year.

The series will air on ESPN 2 and ESPN Deportes, with the first fight taking place at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. No specific fighters on the card have been announced but are expected to be revealed soon.

"ESPN is a flagship network with a history of showcasing and bringing audiences into the world of boxing, making this deal a natural fit for Golden Boy Promotions," chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya said. "Having worked with ESPN in the past, we know first-hand that its multiple TV and digital platforms represent a must-watch for casual and die-hard sports fans. I’m thrilled that Golden Boy’s talented stable fighter’s will be showcased beofre a wide audience who will have the opportunity to watch and follow the sports’ current and future world champions."

The fight cards will be televised throughout the U.S. in English and Spanish, and in affiliated networks in Latin AMerica, Canada, the Caribbean and parts of Asia.

Beyond the 18 live events that the series will put on in its first year, ESPN will also feature additional content on multiple platforms, including:

  • Golden Boy’s Classic Fight Library;
  • In the Ring, half-hour interviews with a range of fighters;
  • Mano-A-Mano, an original half-hour series featuring fighter training;
  • The Ring TV Express, three-minute highlights of full fights; and
  • Podcasts hosted by Oscar De La Hoya and other Golden Boy talent.
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