Pursuit Channel to Exclusively Broadcast ‘Viva Don King II Boxing Card’ This Saturday Night

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Pursuit Channel to Exclusively Broadcast ‘Viva Don King II Boxing Card’ This Saturday Night

Live TV Event featuring Heavyweights and Cuban Favorites Available At No Additional Cost to DISH and DIRECTV Subscribers

DENVER – June 21, 2012 - Pursuit Channel is broadcasting exclusively the “Viva Don King II Boxing Card” this Saturday night, June 23, live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

This live event can be seen on DISH channel 240 (PRST) and DirecTV channel 608 (PRST) starting at 7 p.m. EDT.

The main event, featuring North American Boxing Federation (NABF) No. 1-ranked heavyweight and former U.S. amateur champion Tony “TNT” Grano (19-2-2, 15 KOs) from Hartford, Conn., and former No. 1-ranked heavyweight and current NABF No. 11-ranked contender DaVarryl “Touch of Sleep” Williamson (27-6, 23 KOs), will vie for the vacant NABF crown, scheduled for 12 rounds.

Additional heavyweight attractions include the return of former World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter (34-5, 27 KOs), who won a unanimous decision over James “Lights Out” Toney at the venue in 2007, and highly touted WBA No. 14-ranked contender Oleg Platov (29-1, 23 KOs). Both will face opponents to be named.

The event also features Cuban favorites Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez and undefeated Angelo “La Cobra” Santana. American-born Cuban Joey Hernandez (21-1-1, 12 KOs) will defend his WBC U.S. super welterweight title against Brandon “The Business” Baue (12-6, 10 KOs), from Troy, Mo. Undefeated and emerging lightweight contender Angelo “La Cobra” Santana (12-0, 9 KOs), a Cuban fighting out of Miami, will face the toughest test of his career against former WBC Silver featherweight champion Justin “Le Voodoo” Savi (26-1, 18 KOs), from Cotonou, Benin.

“Pursuit’s unique ability to distribute all types of sports and recreational programming to more than 38 million households makes us a great partner with Don King’s boxing venue,” said Rusty Faulk, CEO of Pursuit Channel. “We’re pleased to be able to bring such a high caliber event to our dedicated enthusiasts.”

Pursuit Channel is a leader in the hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation television network market as well as live boxing and rodeo events. Since its launch in April 2008, Pursuit Channel has continued to expand its programming offering to meet a variety of interests of recreational enthusiasts, including becoming the exclusive home to the PRCA’s Wrangler Million Dollar Rodeo Tour. Pursuit Channel will continue to offer more live events, SHOT Show tours and live concert series in the coming months.

In Florida, tickets for the event are priced at $54, $79, $104, and $154 and are on sale now. Tickets are available for purchase at Hard Rock Live Box Office (open daily from noon until 7 p.m. ET), all Ticketmaster outlets, Tickets for Concerts, Sports, Arts, Theater, Family, Events, more. Official Ticketmaster site or charge by phone: Miami-Dade (305) 358-5885, Broward (954) 523-3309 and Palm Beach (561) 966-3309. *Additional fees and/or service charges may apply.

About Pursuit Channel

Pursuit Channel, based in Luverne, Ala., is the most widely distributed, pure hunting and fishing television network in the U.S. Pursuit Channel is the only outdoor network delivered in DISH and DIRECTV’s basic packages, giving Pursuit Channel a reach of more than 38 million households, including a growing availability on numerous cable TV operators. Visit Pursuit Channel.
I "thought" the pursuit channel was one of those "home shopping networks" in disguise..ala "The water channel"
I have never heard of the Pursuit channel. What is it on Directv?
All I can say is that if you didn't record this or watch it, you missed some very good boxing! Five of six fights ended with KO or TKO, and all but the main event were very exciting fights. The main event between Grano and Williamson was won by KO, but it wasn't a very good fight overall and certainly showed why American heavyweights aren't doing much these days.

As boring as the Klitchkos can be, they are balls of energy compared to these two heavyweights. Of course, I'm spoiled by having the pleasure of seeing some of the very best heavyweights America had to offer. Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield were all much more exciting in their day than any current American heavyweight.

For those that say these were all unknowns, well maybe so, but good boxing is good boxing, and this was definitely good boxing!

All in all, between the 4 fights on Showtime which was capped by Ortiz retiring in the corner with a broken jaw to make on of the biggest upsets this year by a relative unknown, 'B' level boxer that was fighting at a heavier weightclass, Josecito Lopez which was preceded by 3 other fights that didn't go the distance either, you had to love this weekend for boxing!

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