DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.—Don King Productions announced an agreement today with WealthTV for a live telecast of a Nov. 5 world championship fight card featuring World Boxing Association titleholder Guillermo “El Felino” Jones (37-3-2, 29 KOs) taking on WBA No. 14-ranked cruiserweight Mike Marrone (20-3, 15 KOs) from Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
Promoter Don King said this is the first of what he hopes will be a number of telecasts on WealthTV.
“As the number of networks and telecast platforms across the technological spectrum has increased, I have been looking for new and inventive ways to bring my events to the masses,” King said. “WealthTV is the latest in a long line of outlets that have come to me seeking to expand audience and market share through world championship prizefights.
“I see this as a golden opportunity for people across the nation to see fights on WealthTV, just like people saw fights on ABC, CBS and NBC in yesteryear. I hope this is the first of many live boxing telecasts on WealthTV. This is a good thing for boxing fans who can’t be there on the scene but can watch it live on the screen.”
WealthTV CEO Robert Herring is pleased his network will telecast its first boxing event on Nov. 5.
“WealthTV has provided compelling programming 24 hours a day since 2004,” Herring said. “Telecasting the Viva Don King world championship boxing card is an honor for us and fits nicely into the programming vision for WealthTV.”
The event will air live on WealthTV on Nov. 5, exact time to be determined. WealthTV is available on over 100 cable systems across the country (see list at www.WealthTV.com) including Verizon FiOS TV and AT&T U-verse.
In addition to the Jones vs. Marrone cruiserweight world championship, WealthTV will also include live coverage of Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez, from Miami, the United States Boxing Organization junior middleweight champion, facing Elco “The Animal” Garcia (25-7, 12 KOs), from Mexico, with the WBC U.S. national super welterweight championship going to the winner; WBA No. 1-ranked cruiserweight (and mandatory challenger to the champion) Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (20-1, 13 KOs), raised in Puerto Rico now fighting out of Orlando, Fla., squaring off against Joell Godfrey (13-4-1, 6 KOs), from East St. Louis, Ill.; undefeated Cuban prospect Angelo “La Cobra” Santana (11-0, 8 KOs), now fighting out of Miami, taking on southpaw Broderick Antone (11-11-1, 5 KOs), Troy, N.Y.; and Gusmyr Perdomo (17-3, 11 KOs), from Venezuela, meeting Lafarrell Bunting (18-3-1, 17 KOs), from Memphis, Tenn., for the vacant FEDELATIN super middleweight championship.