LOS ANGELES, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 17, 2002–Kingfish Boxing Productions has agreed to produce a live, bi-monthly boxing series that will broadcast on national U.S. networks Fox Sports en Español and Fox Sports World, and also on Fox Sports Latin America during 2003. The boxing series will be rotated into Fox Sports en Español’s signature “Boxeo de Campeones” (“Championship Boxing”) program currently seen on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. PT. The first Kingfish Boxing event will commence on January 13. Fox Sports World and Fox Sports Latin America will announce their schedule at a later date.
The 24-event fight series will feature world-class fighters in all weight divisions with emphasis on Latino boxers from the United States and South America, such as former WBC Super Bantamweight Champion Guillermo Jorrin, NABF Lightweight Champion Juan Lazcano, and Super Lightweight Juan Carlos Rubio, who just upset Olympian Francisco “Panchito” Bojado and is due to fight Ricardo Williams on February 15, 2003. The majority of the events will be broadcast from the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner, Louisiana, and the Cajun Dome in Lafayette, Louisiana.
“Fox Sports en Español has built a large and loyal following for boxing on Monday nights through our series, and we anticipate that the new productions will be well received by avid boxing fans across the U.S. and Latin America,” said David Sternberg, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Fox Sports International.
“We are very excited to have been able to find a new way of bringing world-class boxing into households around the world, and it’s a privilege to be associated with such a prestigious network,” said entrepreneur Anna Beth Goodman, founder of Kingfish Boxing Productions.
Anna Beth Goodman began a monthly series of professional boxing in the New Orleans area in December 2001 that has met with great success. Kingfish Boxing plans to market its events internationally throughout 2003, and expand its onsite production capabilities to include more boxing venues. Anna Beth Goodman is the wife of actor John Goodman.
Fox Sports en Español is available through affiliated cable systems and through DIRECTV and Dish Network satellite providers. Fox Sports en Español is distributed by Fox Cable Networks Group and operated by Fox Pan American Sports LLC, an international sports programming and production entity jointly owned by Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, Fox Entertainment Group (NYSE: FOX) and News Corporation’s (NYSE: NWS) Fox Sports International, and Liberty Media Corporation. For more information, visit Fox Sports en Español online at www.fse.terra.com.
Fox Sports en Español
Veronica Alvarez, 310/286-6329
Kingfish Boxing Productions
Tracy Brenes, 504/834-4430