Best of Britain – World championship boxing makes its 2013 debut on Epix next month.
World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight champion Ricky “Rickster” Burns and International Boxing Federation (IBF) titlist Miguel “Titere” Vazquez will collide in a world title unification to determine the division’s top dog in the main event of a blockbuster four-bout card.
“Best of Britain” will be televised live ringside from Wembley Arena in London, Saturday, March 16, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT, exclusively on Epix, an entertainment service.
Epix will stream the fights live on EpixHD.com and on the Epix app on Xbox consoles and Roku players as part of a special free trial offer for boxing fans.
Best of Britain Event
In addition to the Burns-Vazquez match, the Epix “Best of Britain” live telecast will feature undefeated WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly defending his title against No. 1 contender Robin Krasniqi; and undefeated No. 2-rated contender George Groves will risk his record and rating against fellow Top-10 contender Mouhamed Ndiaye in a rumble for the vacant European super middleweight title.
The televised card will be rounded out with one-time world heavyweight title challenger Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora making his 2013 debut.
Epix is an entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases, classic library titles, plus original films, comedy, music and sports events on TV, on demand, online and on devices.
Epix is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF).
According to the company, it is available to over 30 million U.S. homes through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications, and Verizon FiOS.