Friday, October 18, 2013
Mosley-Mundine gets U.S. stream
By Dan Rafael
The Shane Mosley-Anthony Mundine junior middleweight fight, which will take place on Wednesday in Sydney, Australia, will stream live on ESPN3.com in the United States. The network finalized a deal on Thursday. The stream will begin at 8 a.m. ET.
The 42-year-old Mosley (47-8-1, 39 KOs) is long past his best days as a lightweight, welterweight and junior middleweight champion, but he is coming off a hard-fought 12-round decision victory against fringe welterweight contender Pablo Cesar Cano in May in Mexico. Mundine (44-5, 26 KOs), 38, has won versions of the super middleweight title twice, but later dropped down to junior middleweight.
• One of the best fights in the small weight classes currently on the schedule is the Nov. 2 showdown between former flyweight titlist Hernan "Tyson" Marquez (36-3, 26 KOs) and former junior flyweight champ Giovani Segura (30-3, 26 OKOs), who will meet in Hermosillo, Mexico in a flyweight title eliminator. Originally, the fight wasn't scheduled to be televised in the United States, but on Thursday it was announced by Top Rank that it would air on the "Solo Boxeo Tecate" series on Spanish-language network UniMas. The fight will most likely prove to be a slugfest.
Top Rank also added Saturday night's card in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to "Solo Boxeo Tecate." The main event will feature junior middleweight Omar Chavez (30-2-1, 22 KOs), son of Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., in a 10-rounder against Michael Oliveira (21-1, 16 KOs).