Boxing promotor Frank Warren has struck a “multi-year” deal that will see his stable of UK fighters showcased on ESPN’s US and Canadian channels.
Warren’s Queensberry Promotions and Top Rank announced the exclusive deal on Tuesday and confirmed that coverage will begin on October 6th with a line-up from Morningside Arena Leicester that includes WBO No. 2 super lightweight contender Jack “El Gato” Catterall against Ohara Davies, two-time Olympic gold medalist Nicola Adams, and Daniel Dubois who faces former world title challenger Kevin Johnson.
In the UK Warren’s fights air on BT Sport under a recently expanded deal.
“We are committed to securing the biggest and best events from around the world,” said Top Rank President Todd duBoef.
“Our long-term objective is to showcase global talent and to expose the next generation of boxing stars.
“Frank Warren is a legend with a keen eye for building talent, and his, elite stable has proven to resonate with North American fans.”
Warren said: “I am absolutely delighted and honoured to announce this landmark multi-year deal with Top Rank that will see my Promotions going forward feature regularly on the ESPN platforms in the US and Canada.
“This was a very attractive opportunity to us due to the level of exposure our stable of fighters will benefit from by being showcased by one of, if not, the biggest broadcaster in Sport.
“Boxers like Terence Crawford and Vasiliy Lomachenko appear on ESPN, and our boxers will be sharing a broadcast home with them going forward.
“The agreement will open doors for them to get their name known coast to coast in North America and eventually become stars there.”