ESPN Classic classic boxing on Boxing Day

BY Editor ON December 18, 2005
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ESPN Classic serves up some classic boxing on Boxing Day, December 26, from 12 noon ET to 12 midnight ET. Hosted by Russ Anber, the programming features 12 hours of the sweet science at its very best, including revealing documentaries and some of the most memorable bouts in history.

Highlights of the daylong extravaganza include bouts featuring Rocky Marciano, Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard and Muhammad Ali.

ESPN Classic’s Boxing Day on Boxing Day broadcast schedule is as follows:

12 noon ET – Max Schmeling: The Championship Years

1 p.m. ET – Joe Louis: The Early Years

2 p.m. ET – Sept. 23, 1952 Rocky Marciano vs. Joe Walcott I

3 p.m. ET – July 22, 1961 Cassius Clay vs. Alonso Johnson

4 p.m. ET – Sept. 30, 1961 Emile Griffith vs. Benny Paret II

5 p.m. ET – Feb. 1, 1965 George Chuvalo vs. Floyd Patterson

6:30 p.m. ET – July 15, 1970 Emile Griffith vs. Dick Tiger II

7:30 p.m. ET – June 26, 1972 Roberto Duran vs. Ken Buchanan

8:30 p.m. ET – May 16, 1975 Muhammad Ali vs. Ron Lyle

10 p.m. ET – Feb. 28, 1981 Matthew Saad Muhammad vs. Vonzell Johnson

11 p.m. ET – Sept. 16, 1981 Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns

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