first_imgAdvertisementESPN and Top Rank, the world’s premier boxing promotional company, today announced the most comprehensive, exclusive rights agreement in the history of boxing. This new seven-year deal runs from 2018 to 2025 and includes 54 events per year, as well as a full offering of exclusive shoulder programming, classic fights and studio content.Top Rank on ESPN content will air on ESPN linear networks or stream on ESPN+ — the new multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment in conjunction with ESPN.In the new deal, the 54 live events provide fans with a consistent boxing destination that showcases not only the finest of U.S. and international championship matchups, but also comprehensive coverage of up-and-coming prospects and contenders.The exclusive live event breakdown per year is as follows:– 18 events on ESPN– 12 exclusive, prime time events on ESPN+– 24 premium international events on ESPN+– Undercard coverage of all 54 events on ESPN+Subscribers to ESPN+ will also have access to a variety of new and existing boxing content throughout the year, including:· The Boxing Beat with Dan Rafael (Tuesdays)· In this Corner (twice monthly)· Camp Life· The unmatched, on-demand treasure chest of the greatest fights of all time, including hundreds of fights from the ESPN Big Fights Library and the Top Rank archive, including Ali vs. Frazier I-III, Ali vs. Foreman, Leonard vs. Duran I-III, Hagler vs. Hearns and Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, among many more· Re-airs of all Top Rank on ESPN and Top Rank on ESPN PPV bouts· Weigh-ins, post-fight interviews, and press conferencesBoxing news, information, and opinion will also appear across ESPN platforms and new programs will be developed and announced at a later date.Advertisementlast_img

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