Golden Gloves Boxing on CN8

PHILADELPHIA (April 3, 2007) - Cheer on boxing's up and coming superstars as CN8, The Comcast Network broadcasts six weeks of Golden Gloves action featuring athletes from Baltimore, New England, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. beginning Saturday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. with the New England Regionals. CN8 is co-producing these telecasts with TVSN, the worldwide media rights holder for Golden Gloves..

The Golden Gloves is a series of United States amateur boxing events that culminates with the National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions. Former Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions winners include Muhammad Ali, Oscar de la Hoya, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard, Floyd Mayweather and Evander Holyfield.

"We're pleased to bring Golden Gloves boxing back to television with this exciting series," said Jon Gurevitch, vice president, CN8 sports. "These events are particularly meaningful to our audience as they feature some of the best amateur boxers from our viewing area."

"TVSN is thrilled to have CN8 as a partner in expanding the coverage of Golden Gloves in this very important year," said Barry Mendelson, Executive Producer for TVSN. "This year the national Golden Gloves Champions will have a chance to make the Olympic Team that will represent the USA in Beijing in 2008. Since 1928, Golden Gloves has been the premier amateur boxing organization in the US and with this effort from CN8, viewers may be seeing tomorrow's Olympic Champions."

CN8's six-event series will air Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. beginning April 21. Coverage includes regional events and the Tournament of Champions semi-finals and finals from Chattanooga, TN. The Golden Gloves regional coverage will feature color commentary by former WBA world champion Sean O'Grady and veteran blow-by-blow announcer Nick Charles. Commentator Larry Michael and O'Grady will call the national events.

In addition to airing on CN8, the Golden Gloves events will be available simultaneously on via streaming video. Following each broadcast, the specials will also be available ON DEMAND at no additional cost to Comcast Digital Cable customers.

Air Date Event Announcing Team

Saturday, April 21, 7:00 p.m. New England Regionals Nick Charles & Sean O'Grady

Saturday, April 28, 7:00 p.m. Washington DC Regionals Nick Charles & Sean O'Grady

Saturday, May 5, 7:00 p.m. Pennsylvania Regionals Nick Charles & Sean O'Grady

Saturday, May 12, 7:00 p.m. National Semifinals #1 Larry Michael and Sean O'Grady

Saturday, May 19, 7:00 p.m. National Semifinals #2 Larry Michael and Sean O'Grady

Saturday, May 26, 7:00 p.m. National Finals Larry Michael and Sean O'Grady

Article posted on 04.04.2007

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