Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Magdaleno-Juarez, Beterbiev-Koelling on October 31 on ESPN

By Keith Idec

Jessie Magdaleno and Artur Beterbiev will be showcased in separate bouts ESPN will televise October 31 as part of its new partnership with promoter Top Rank Inc.

Carl Moretti, Top Rank’s vice president of boxing operations, confirmed to BoxingScene.com on Tuesday that Magdaleno will headline the Halloween evening telecast from an undetermined location. In the main event that night, Magdaleno (25-0, 18 KOs), a southpaw from Las Vegas, will make a mandatory defense of his WBO super bantamweight title against Mexico’s Cesar Juarez (20-5, 15 KOs).

The co-feature will match Russia’s Beterbiev (11-0, 11 KOs) against Germany’s Enrico Koelling (23-1, 6 KOs) in an IBF light heavyweight elimination match. The winner between Beterbiev, ranked No. 2 by the IBF at 175 pounds, and the third-ranked Koelling will become the mandatory challenger for IBF light heavyweight champion Andre Ward (32-0, 16 KOs).

artur-beterbiev (6)_4

Top Rank surprisingly won a purse bid July 25 to earn the right to promote the Beterbiev-Koelling fight. Bob Arum’s company bid $315,000, much more than the only other bid – $80,000 by Sauerland Event, Koelling’s promoter.

Winning the purse bid initiated conjecture regarding Beterbiev eventually signing with Top Rank. The knockout artist is engaged in litigation with promoter Yvon Michel over the validity of Beterbiev’s contract with Michel’s company.

As for the Magdaleno-Juarez/Beterbiev-Koelling doubleheader, it likely will take place somewhere on the West Coast. The telecast – a rare Tuesday night boxing offering by ESPN – won’t begin that night until 10:30 p.m. ET.

This doubleheader will air on a Tuesday night because ESPN already has committed to televising college football games on Saturday nights in September, October and November.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by killakali on 08-09-2017

[QUOTE=NEETzsche;17933177]Yeah and who is responsible for that?[/QUOTE]he was a bum with no promoter and 20-0 before he ever signed with a major promoter. True or false? That record was already built son

Comment by killakali on 08-09-2017

[QUOTE=aceventura;17933145]canelo vs kirkland is a bum fight... Pedraza was an undefeated champion you retard..... Tank was only in his 17th fight... Unlike canelo the hyepjob who was on his 40 plus pro fight hahahahhahaa....[/QUOTE] Pedraza got lucky vs a bum…

Comment by IMDAZED on 08-09-2017

[QUOTE=Pigeons;17933619]I would be satisfied with the following fights: Parker-Jennings Ramirez-Hart Verdejo-Beltran[/QUOTE] Only one of those interests me. Bottom line, they don't have the horses. Poor Crawford.

Comment by Pigeons on 08-09-2017

[QUOTE=IMDAZED;17933159]Oh you'll see them. Too bad they don't have any good opponents for them. And therein lies the problem. Not the names, but who they're facing is the question.[/QUOTE] I would be satisfied with the following fights: Parker-Jennings Ramirez-Hart Verdejo-Beltran

Comment by IMDAZED on 08-09-2017

[QUOTE=Randall Cunning;17933189]Brought it up in one of the Crawford/Indongo threads, said the card is appaling apart from the main event, considering the names that are on it. Couple of people kicked off, said I dont understand the art of promoting.[/QUOTE]…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (38)
Top Headlines Brandon Rios vs. Josh Kelly Could Happen, Says Eddie Hearn Petar Milas Returns To Action on December 8 in Zagreb Mayweather vs. Nasukawa: Rizin CEO Confirms Fight is Back On Broadcast Team For PBC on FOX Shows Will Look Familiar UK News: Sean Dodd, Shaquille Day, Lewis Crocker, Benson Saucedo Seeks World Title in Hometown After Epic Performance Wilder: 12/1 Winner is The Best - Joshua Can't Beat Me, Fury, Ortiz! Diego De La Hoya Faints While Training To Make Weight, Fight Off Caleb Truax Very Motivated For Peter Quillin Crossroads Bout Michael Dutchover Aims To Clinch a Big Birthday Win Wilder: If Fury Can't Be Beat, Why The F*** Did He Hire Roach? Photos: Jaron Ennis, Raymond Serrano - Ready For ShoBox Clash Photos: Claressa Shields, Hannah Rankin - Size Up at Presser Photos: Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias - Face To Face, Final Presser Photos: Brandon Rios, Ramon Alvarez - Face To Face, Final Presser Vikas Krishan, Top Rank Promotional Pact Made Official Photos: Jarrell Miller, Bogdan Dinu - Face To Face at Final Presser Mayweather Says Nasukawa Fight is Back, Terms Being Finalized Photos: Kavaliauskas vs. Roberto Arriaza - Set For Eliminator Photos: Maurice Hooker, Alex Saucedo - Ready For War Photos: Luis Ortiz Putting in Work For Travis Kauffman Fight Photos: Jarrett Hurd Grinding Hard For Jason Welborn Bout Euro News: Tyron Zeuge, Mikhalkin vs. Boesel, More Hooker: An Old Midget Hurt Saucedo; Being Tough Won't Be Enough Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury To Be Carried in Movie Theaters Joe Joyce Welcomes Ordered Clash With Hughie Fury Fury: At Some Point, I'll Have To Stand and Fight With Wilder Photos: Roman Gonzalez Putting in Work For Guevara Clash Fury: Joyce Sparring Had Nothing To Do With Training Camp Move Canelo vs. Rocky Fielding - Undercard Details Revealed Michael Conlan vs. Jason Cunningham on Warrington-Frampton Anthony Yarde is Pumped To Land Spot on Wilder-Fury Card Daniel Dubois, Bradley Skeete, Bowen Back on December 15 Wilder Co-Trainer: Fury Like Rubik's Cube, But He Can Be Solved Haye: Usyk Can't Get Hit Like That By Joshua; He Has Work To Do Porter: Errol Spence is Getting More Yards - And I Don't Like It! Photos: Hooker, Saucedo - Go To War in Sparring in 2012 Tyson Fury on The Therapeutic Value of Training Warrington: Something Tells Me Frampton is Not The Same Guy Horn Realizes That He Must Be Dominate Mundine To Impress
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement