ESPN and ESPN Deportes offer extensive pre- and post-fight coverage across its platforms in English and in Spanish surrounding the 12-round WBC and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Championships between Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez.
ESPN’s coverage begins Tuesday, Nov. 17 with live reports and the latest news from Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. ESPN’s Dan Rafael, Robert Flores, Teddy Atlas and Bernardo Osuna will be onsite alongside ESPN Deportes’ Carlos Nava, Claudia Trejos, David Faitelson, Jorge Eduardo Sanchez, Salvador Rodriguez, former referee Joe Cortez and former boxing champions Juan Manuel Marquez and Julio Cesar Chavez.
“Cotto vs. Canelo: a One Nación & A Los Golpes Special”- Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 pm ET on ESPN Deportes and Friday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 pm on ESPNEWS
One Nación, ESPN’s platform serving bilingual Hispanic sports fans, and A Los Golpes, ESPN Deportes’ primetime boxing news and analysis show, present Cotto vs. Canelo, a special 30-min bilingual television show previewing the anticipated bout.
Hosted by Bernardo Osuna, Claudia Trejos and Marysol Castro, the special highlights the history and roots of each fighter and the boxing rivalry between Mexico and Puerto Rico with special guests: former boxing stars Julio Cesar Chavez and Ivan Calderon alongside former referee Joe Cortez.
SportsCenter: ESPN will present extensive coverage via SportsCenter, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 17. Reports from Vegas include one-on-one interviews with the fighters, all-access features, live segments and pre-post analysis.
ESPN Deportes’ Semana de Campeones (Week of Champions): week-long news and information across all platforms including a SportsCenter Primera Plana – SportsCenter special focused on the bout, highlighting special segments, reports and highlights, Golpe a Golpe weigh-in show and Golpe a Golpe pre-fight and post-fight shows with the analysis of ESPN Deportes’ boxing experts Faitelson, Chavez, Osuna, Trejos, Cortez, Sanchez and Marquez.
Mega Fights on ESPN Deportes: in anticipation of the event, ESPN Deportes will re-air Canelo Alvarez vs. Ryan Rhodes, Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Miguel Cotto, and Canelo Alvarez vs. Shane Mosley.
ESPN3: Live coverage on ESPN3 of the main event and undercard press conferences, and the weigh-in
ESPN.com & ESPNDeportes.com:
- Comprehensive coverage including pre- and post-fight features, and videos and blogs from Rafael.
- “From the Other Corner” features boxers and former boxers and leaders in the sport to preview the Cotto vs. Canelo fight, including Sean Mosley, Rasheda Ali, Bermane Stiverne, Shawn Porter, Zab Judah, HOF Mexican boxer Laura Serrano, Feroz Vegas, Abner Mares, Mickey Garcia, Oscar de la Hoya, and Mauricio Sulaiman.
- Social media reporter assigned to cover the fight week and fight night live from Las Vegas to offer social media sports fan a behind-the-scenes experience and an interactive conversation using hashtags #CottoCanelo, #TeamCOTTO and #TeamCANELO.
- Daily video reports and the latest on stats and information
- com will also feature exclusive interviews with the fighters, coverage of their training, analysis, stats, live coverage of the press conference and weigh-in, and video analysis and interviews.
- On Saturday, there will be live reporting, recaps, real-time fight score and video analysis.
Schedule of Cotto vs. Canelo coverage across ESPN platforms
|Mon, Nov 16||8 p.m.||A los Golpes: Pre-fight||ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN|
|Wed, Nov 18||4 p.m.||Main Event Press Conference||ESPN3, ESPN.com|
|Thu, Nov 19||4 p.m.||Undercard Press Conference||ESPN3, ESPN.com|
|7:30 p.m.||Cotto vs. Canelo: One Nación & A Los Golpes Special||ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN|
|8 p.m.||Mega Fights: Canelo vs. Rhodes||ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN|
|10 p.m.||SportsCenter Primera Plana: Canelo vs. Cotto||ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN|
|Fri, Nov 20||6 p.m.||Golpe a Golpe: Special weigh-in show||ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN|
|6:30 p.m.||Cotto vs. Canelo: One Nación & A Los Golpes Special||ESPNEWS|
|Official weigh-in show||ESPN3, ESPN.com|
|7 p.m.||A los Golpes and One Nación: Cotto vs. Canelo||ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN|
|Sat, Nov 21||8 p.m.||Golpe a Golpe: Pre-show||ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN|
|9 p.m.||Mega Fights: Mayweather vs. Cotto; Canelo vs. Mosley (Undercard)||ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN|
|Sun, Nov 22||2 a.m.||Golpe a Golpe: Post-show||ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN|
|“Hot and Sweaty’s”: Post-show||ESPN3, ESPN.com|
|Mon, Nov 23||7 p.m.||A los Golpes: Post-fight||ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN|