Pursuit Channel announced today it is broadcasting exclusively the Viva Don King II Boxing Card this Saturday night, June 23, live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. This live event can be seen on Dish ch. 240 (PRST) and DirecTV ch. 608 (PRST) starting at 7 p.m. ET. Eight […]
Pursuit Channel announced today it is broadcasting exclusively the Viva Don King II Boxing Card this Saturday night, June 23, live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
This live event can be seen on Dish ch. 240 (PRST) and DirecTV ch. 608 (PRST) starting at 7 p.m. ET. Eight fights total are scheduled on the card. The broadcast is being produced by Broadcast Partners for Performance One, Trifecta and Don King Productions. Broadcast Partners’ Neal Ardman said: “I am beyond excited to be producing a Don King event. This is the opportunity of a lifetime.”
The main event, featuring North American Boxing Federation (NABF) No. 1-ranked heavyweight and former U.S. amateur champion Tony “TNT” Grano (19-2-2, 15 KOs) from Hartford, Conn., and former No. 1-ranked heavyweight and current NABF No. 11-ranked contender DaVarryl “Touch of Sleep” Williamson (27-6, 23 KOs), will vie for the vacant NABF crown, scheduled for 12 rounds.
Additional heavyweight attractions include the return of former World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter (34-5, 27 KOs), who won a unanimous decision over James “Lights Out” Toney at the venue in 2007, and highly touted WBA No. 14-ranked contender Oleg Platov (29-1, 23 KOs). Both will face opponents to be named.
The event also features Cuban favorites Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez and undefeated Angelo “La Cobra” Santana. American-born Cuban Joey Hernandez (21-1-1, 12 KOs) will defend his WBC U.S. super welterweight title against Brandon “The Business” Baue (12-6, 10 KOs), from Troy, Mo. Undefeated and emerging lightweight contender Angelo “La Cobra” Santana (12-0, 9 KOs), a Cuban fighting out of Miami, will face the toughest test of his career against former WBC Silver featherweight champion Justin “Le Voodoo” Savi (26-1, 18 KOs), from Cotonou, Benin.
Pursuit Channel, launched in April 2008 and based in Luverne, Ala., is a hunting and fishing network and is the only outdoor network delivered in Dish and DirecTV’s basic packages, giving Pursuit Channel a reach of more than 38 million households, including a growing availability on numerous cable TV operators.