Top Rank on ESPN debuted July 1 when Manny Pacquiao met Jeff Horn down under in Brisbane, Australia, resulting in the most-watched boxing telecast on cable television since 2006. Each of the four Top Rank on ESPN telecasts (7/1, 8/5, 8/19 and 9/22) have been world championship fights, and they have delivered top tier ratings, scored big with Hispanic fans and led to significant Out-of-Home viewing. Two more Top Rank on ESPN fights are on the horizon for 2017—November 11 and December 9. Both are widely regarded as the best fight cards remaining on the 2017 boxing calendar.
SPN’s morning debate program First Take will head west beginning Friday, Sept. 8, in Texas, for a three-stop swing over two weeks. The September 8 show in Dallas will preview the upcoming Cowboys home opener that weekend with a special three-hour edition, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET on ESPN, airing live from Fort Worth’s Billy Bob’s.
ESPN and Top Rank today announced a vast and exclusive, multimedia agreement to make ESPN the home of Top Rank in the U.S. and Canada. Under the agreement, ESPN will televise live fights on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and stream them on the ESPN App, will stream fights and other Top Rank content on the recently announced ESPN-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service via BAMTech and deliver select pay-per-view (PPV) fight events. It will also air all Top Rank content in English and in French on Canadian sister networks TSN and RDS. The next Top Rank Boxing on ESPN fight card, scheduled for September 22 in Tucson, Arizona, features two WBO World Title Fights with Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs, Featherweight) and Gilberto Ramirez (35-0, 24 KOs, Super Middleweight) title defenses.
ESPN Films will premiere a documentary on the ESPN App and on-demand for the first time with the next installment of the award-winning 30 for 30 series, “Tommy.”
August 25, 2017 Telecast of the Main Event Reached a Total Live Audience of 1.3 Million Viewers across ESPN and ESPN Deportes ESPN’s English and Spanish-language live telecast of the Saturday, August 19, “Unification” fight between Terence Crawford and Julius Indongo was seen by an average live audience of 1.3 million viewers across ESPN and … Read More
To Tweet this release: August 23, 2017 ESPN “All in” from Las Vegas for Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor SportsCenter on the Road, First Take, ESPN Radio From Site Coverage on ESPN Deportes’ News and Information Platforms, Pre- and post-fight Analysis, Stories on ESPN.com, ESPN Deportes.com, ESPN The Magazine ESPN will present extensive pre- and … Read More
To share: http://es.pn/2g5GwvG RSVP here http://bit.ly/2wy7F1l. ESPN cordially invites you to attend a Las Vegas breakfast press conference on Saturday, August 26, at the Wynn Encore Theater, located at Wynn Las Vegas (3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109), for a special announcement from ESPN and Top Rank. A panel discussion, moderated by ESPN’s … Read More
ESPN’s morning debate show, First Take, will head to Las Vegas on Thursday, Aug. 24, and Friday, Aug 25, for three shows in two days leading up to the much-anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
ESPN’s live telecast of the Saturday, August 19, “Unification” fight between Terence Crawford and Julius Indongo delivered a 1.0 metered market rating during the main event according to Nielsen, making the main event the second highest-rated boxing match on cable television in 2017.
Undefeated two-division world champion and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward will join ESPN’s coverage of two of the year’s biggest boxing events: the August 19th Top Rank Boxing on ESPN Terence “Bud” Crawford vs Julius Indongo and the August 26th pay-per-view Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor.