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Fight Network weekly Boxing programming (June 30-July 5)

by on Jun.30, 2015, under Press Releases

 

Fight Network is a 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports. It airs programs focused on the entire scope of the combat sports genre, including live fights and up-to-the-minute news and analysis for boxing, mixed martial arts, kickboxing, professional wrestling, traditional martial arts, fight news, as well as fight-themed drama series, documentaries and feature films.
 
Below find highlights of this week’s programming:   
 
Tuesday, June 30
6:00 p.m. ET – KOTV Boxing Classics – Reliving memorable boxing fights from the past two decades.
8:00 p.m. ET – CANADA ONLY – Golden Boy LIVE: Shabranskyy vs. Parker – featuring Vyacheslav Shabranskyy vs. Paul Parker and D’Mitrius Ballard vs. Josue Obando live from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (continue reading…)

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Shumenov vs. Flores July 25 PBC on NBCSN at The Palms in Las Vegas

by on Jun.30, 2015, under Press Releases

Beibut Shumenov (R) in action - (Photo by Emily Harney)

Beibut Shumenov (R) in action – (Photo by Emily Harney)

 
Televised Coverage Begins At 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT With
A Clash Of Undefeated Cruiserweights When
Jordan Shimmell Takes on Isiah Thomas 
LAS VEGAS  – Former world champion Beibut Shumenov (15-2, 10 KOs) meets cruiserweight contender and NBC boxing analyst B.J. Flores (31-1-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday, July 25 on Premier Boxing Champions on NBCSN live from The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas with televised coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
 
The evening’s televised co-feature will showcase a pair of undefeated rising contenders as Jordan Shimmell (19-0, 16 KOs) faces Isiah Thomas (14-0, 6 KOs).
 
“I’m excited to get back in the ring July 25th on NBCSN to be a part of this huge fight,” said Shumenov. “Flores is a good fighter with experience, so I expect a very good, entertaining fight. I am very happy to be fighting in Las Vegas. I am enjoying working with my head coach, Ismael Salas, and my two assistant coaches, Jeff Grmoja and Rodney Crisler.  Every day has been productive and I’ve been learning something new.” (continue reading…)

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Wade Takes Split Decision Win Over ‘King’ Soliman

by on Jun.29, 2015, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

Photos by Mike Blair

 

Wade, at right, lands on Soliman.

Wade, at right, lands on Soliman.

Last Friday night at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington, unbeaten Middleweight prospect Dominic Wade defeated former World Middleweight title holder Sam “King” Soliman via a close ten round split decision in a match-up that had major implications for the careers of both fighters. Headlining the TGB Prmotions, Showtime televised Shobox , Wade overcame the biggest challenge of his career in the tough and cagey Soliman, narrowly claiming the win.

As the fight got underway, both fighters got off to a slow start with Wade (18-0, 12 KOs 162.5 lbs.) looking to land from the outside and Soliman (44-13, 18 KOs 161.5 lbs.) maneuvering to get in close. The pace began to pick up in the second round as Soliman stepped up his aggression and started making it a rough fight. The crafty in-fighting of Soliman carried the second and third rounds as Wade slowed his connect rate, but in the fourth the momentum changed. Wade established his jab early in the fourth round and began to connect at range. Late in the round Wade scored a knockdown as the two came together, but it appeared it may have been a product of a push more than a punch. (continue reading…)

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Fight Network Presents Big Knockout Boxing Live on Saturday, June 27

by on Jun.26, 2015, under Press Releases

TORONTO (June 26, 2015) — Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents the third live installment of Big Knockout Boxing this Saturday, June 27 at 10 p.m. ET immediately following a live Canadian broadcast of the UFC Fight Night™: Machida vs. Romero prelims at 8 p.m. ET from Hollywood, Florida.
 
Fight Network’s live broadcast of BKB 3 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas will air nationwide in Canada and globally in over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
 
The BKB heavyweight title is up for grabs in the main event as unbeaten Julian Pollard (6-0) faces Rodney Hernandez (7-2-1), a late replacement for combat sports superstar Tyrone Spong. (continue reading…)

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Fight Network Presents Golden Boy LIVE & Hard Knocks 44 tonight, June 26

by on Jun.26, 2015, under Press Releases

TORONTO  — Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents another live installment of Golden Boy Promotions’ popular Golden Boy Live! series tonight, Friday, June 26 at 10 p.m. ET, as top local prospects are set to hit the Salinas Storm House in Salinas Calif., with Fairfield standout Alan Sanchez battling Canadian welterweight titlist Steve Claggett for the vacant IBA Americas welterweight title. Fight Network’s live broadcast of Golden Boy Live! will air exclusively in Canada.
 
Immediately following the boxing telecast, Fight Network presents a global broadcast of Hard Knocks Fighting 44 via one-hour tape delay from Calgary, Alberta, Canada’s Century Casino. Fight Network’s broadcast of Hard Knocks Fighting 44 will air on Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Grande Communications, Shentel Cable and Armstrong Cable in the U.S., nationwide in Canada, Roku devices across North America, and globally in over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. (continue reading…)

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