Bell-Mormeck II: Live on MSG Network!
New York, NY, March 14, 2007 – MSG, a world class sports and entertainment network, has acquired the television rights to air the highly anticipated WBC and WBO cruiserweight championship rematch fight between World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council cruiserweight champion O’Neil “Supernova” Bell and former unified world cruiserweight champion Jean-Marc Mormeck. The fight will be telecast live on MSG from Palais des Sports Marcel Cerdan in Levallois-Perret, France on Saturday, March 17 at 4:00 pm ET. The fight will be re-telecast on MSG later that evening at 12:30 am, on March 19 at 8:00 pm and additional airings will begin in April..
Article posted on 15.03.2007
Legendary international boxing commentator Bob Sheridan will call the action. (MSG will also provide the fight to Fox Sports Net for distribution to its regional services in other parts of the country.)
Bell and Mormeck fought in a barnburner in the Theater at Madison Square Garden last January. The Boxing Writers Association of America nominated this first meeting between the two for Fight of the Year in 2006. Bell vs. Mormeck II is a Don King Production.
Bell (26-1-1, 24 KOs), originally from Jamaica and now a longtime resident of Atlanta, trained in Big Bear, California for the upcoming rematch, while Mormeck (32-3, 22 KOs) from Point-a-Pitre, Guadalupe, France, now residing in Rosny-sous-Bois, trained in the South of France. After Bell knocked out Mormeck in their last meeting he became the first undisputed world cruiserweight champion in nearly 20 years, since Evander Holyfield held the title in 1988.
MSG, one of two television networks under the MSG Media umbrella, along with FSN New York, is an industry leader in production and content development. Both networks telecast over 500 professional and collegiate sporting events a year along with a full slate of Emmy Award-winning programs. MSG is part of Madison Square Garden, L.P., owned by Cablevision Systems Corporation, which includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Hartford Wolf Pack (American Hockey League); MSG Entertainment, which includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, and the Beacon Theatre; MSG Media, which is comprised of MSG and FSN New York; and the Madison Square Garden arena complex, located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area.
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