July 30, 2010
ESPN3.com to air Klitschko/Peter Live; ESPN Deportes, ESPN to also Carry Fight
ESPN3.com will present live coverage for U.S. consumers of the Sept. 11 Wladimir Klitschko/Samuel Peter bout from Frankfurt, Germany, beginning at 5 p.m. ET. The live ESPN3.com coverage will mark the second time the platform has carried a Klitschko heavyweight bout.
The ESPN Deportes will also air the fight on tape-delay at 8 p.m. ET with a re-air set for ESPN on Sept. 12 at 4:30 p.m. ET.
“We are always looking for opportunities to deliver quality boxing matches on multiple platforms,” said Doug Loughrey, director of programming & acquisitions at ESPN. “We are pleased to present another world title heavyweight bout to for United States-based boxing fans.”
The Klitschko/Peter match was announced on July 22 and was put together after Alexander Povetkin pulled out of his match with Klitschko.
Klitschko (54-3, 48 KOs), the unified heavyweight champion of the world, and Peter (34-3, 27 KOs) first met in a 2005 title elimination bout with Klitschko emerging victorious.
The fight will be called by ESPN’s Brian Kenny and Teddy Atlas stateside.