ESPN Reporting From Vegas Starting TODAY
|Written by Roy Corella|
|Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:11|
On SportsCenter beginning Wednesday, May 1, bilingual reporters Bernardo Osuna (@osunaespn) of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights and ESPN Deportes’ Viernes de Combates and ESPN.com senior writer Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) will report from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, site of Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Robert Guerrero fight for Mayweather’s WBC welterweight title.
Coverage will include one-on-one interviews with each fighter on Wednesday, following Friday’s weigh-in, which will be aired live on SportsCenter at 6:12 p.m., and after Saturday night’s fight. Osuna and Rafael will also provide instant analysis pieces leading up to the fight, while ESPN2 Friday Night Fights’ analyst Teddy Atlas will craft an “Atlas Fight Plan” for both Mayweather and Guerrero, showing what each must do to win.
In addition, ESPN Deportes will air two special Golpe a Golpe shows – one to cover the weigh-in live on Friday at 6 p.m. and another immediately after the bout on Saturday evening. Coverage will be led by boxing experts Osuna, David Failtelson and Jorge Eduardo Sanchez, alongside the legendary Mexican Champion Juan Manuel Marquez. The experts will also provide analysis and the latest news leading up to the fight across the network’s news and information programming.
ESPN2 and WatchESPN will air Mike Tyson’s Greatest Hits on Thursday, May 2, at 9 p.m. prior to ESPN Boxing: Friday Night Fights Special Edition presented by Corona Extra. The show from the Omega Products Outdoor Arena in Corona, Calif., will air live at 10 p.m. on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN.Former Lightweight world title challenger Ji-Hoon “Volcano” Kim (24-8, 18 KOs) will meet Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (18-3, 7 KOs) in the 10-round Junior Welterweight main event.