ESPN has announced that it will broadcast Top Rank Boxing in Africa, as part of a multi year agreement.
The multiyear agreement enhances the US and African sport that ESPN currently offers by bringing viewers international boxing and showcasing some of the most prolific fighters in the world.
The debut fight to be broadcast by ESPN Africa will take place on 25 March 2023 and will broadcast live on 26 March at 03:00 (CAT), featuring the junior welterweight battle between Jose Ramirez and Richard Commey of Ghana.
Kyle De Klerk, Director: Sports of Africa at the Walt Disney Company Africa stated: “We are excited to bring Top Rank, the Worldwide Leader in Boxing promotions, to our African audiences. Top Rank’s proven track record of hosting some of the greatest matches in history and exciting upcoming schedule of events, is a welcome and fitting addition to our program offering.”
The co-feature will be a world title unification clash, as WBA minimumweight world champion Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada collides with WBC world champion Tina Rupprecht.
ESPN Africa’s coverage of Top Rank Boxing will include live broadcasts of the fights, as well as pre-fight and post-fight analysis, interviews, and behind-the-scenes content.
The broadcasts will be available to audiences across Africa, providing viewers with an opportunity to enjoy the action, live from the Top Rank Boxing events.
Upcoming bouts include:
25 March, Fresno, California
Junior Welterweight Battle – Jose Ramirez vs Richard Commey
1 April, Tulsa, Oklahoma
WBO Featherweight World Title Showdown – Robeisy Ramirez vs. Isaac Dogboe
8 April, Newark, New Jersey
WBC Lightweight World Title Eliminator – Shakur Stevenson vs. Shuichiro Yoshino