ESPN signs deal with Golden Boy Promotions to offer new boxing series

ESPN and Golden Boy Promotions today announced a multi-year, international agreement for a series of fights to be televised live.

The sports network will debut the new TV series “Golden Boy Boxing On ESPN” on March 23. It will televise 18 fight cards throughout the U.S., in both English (ESPN 2) and Spanish (ESPN Deportes), and on its wholly-owned and affiliated networks in Latin America, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia and parts of Asia.

“We are excited to announce this new agreement with Golden Boy Promotions, one of the world’s top promoters,” said Burke Magnus, executive vice president, programming and scheduling at ESPN.

In turn, Oscar De La Hoya, chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, said: 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”