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Guilty Productions goes Global

LAS VEGAS (January 27, 2005) – Guilty Productions has become a major player among the heavyweights of professional boxing broadcast programming, expanding the reach of its “Guilty Fight Night” weekly series to more than 33-million households across the United States and worldwide..

Founded in 2004, Guilty Productions, along with its parent company, Guilty Boxing, annually provides a minimum of 48 episodes of “Guilty Fight Night” that also includes an extensive amount of high-quality features and behind the scene looks of the events and fighters. Guilty’s broadcast team is a KO combination with Boxing Hall of Fame announcer Colonel Bob Sheridan, handling blow-by-blow action at ringside, and former NFL kicker and veteran color analyst, Benny Ricardo.

Earlier this week Guilty Productions announced multi-year telecast rights agreements with America One in the U.S. (23-million households) and Fox Sports International in the Middle East and portions of Africa (1.52 million households), augmenting previous deals with BEN Television in Great Britain and Ireland (7.34 millions households), as well as WCVI, the UPN affiliate in the Virgin Island (750,000 households).

“Guilty Productions was a first-time exhibitor at the NATPE Conference and Exhibition this week and it’s been a very successful show,” Jay Hassman, Vice

President of Guilty Boxing, reported from Las Vegas. “We’re adding broadcast and cable platforms to our already outstanding carriage, domestic and international. This is just the start for Guilty. We are building one of the largest boxing distribution platforms that the boxing category has ever seen in order for our fighters to become household names.”

“Guilty Fight Night” emanates from different locations including The Orleans Hotel & Casino and the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Tijuana (Mexico), Connecticut, Puerto Rico, and southern California.

About Guilty Boxing: Guilty Boxing, Inc. and Guilty Productions, Inc. were founded by Nick Rattenni to create a full-service boxing and production operation, located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Guilty Boxing and Guilty Productions provide a truly unique combination of promotion, production, sales and marketing professionals that are all dedicated to bringing real competition back to boxing.

For more information about Guilty Boxing call 760.327.4589 or visit its web site at www.guilty.com.


Guilty Productions goes to Middle East & portions of Africa Inks television agreement with Fox Sports International

LAS VEGAS (January 26, 2005) – Guilty Productions today announced yet another multi-year broadcast agreement giving Fox Sports International telecast rights to Guilty Boxing’s weekly boxing series, “Guilty Fight Night. “

Fox Sports International provides sports programming to more than 1.52 million households throughout the Middle East and Africa, including Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Slovakia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates Yemen and (if it becomes a recognized state) Palestine, as well as in North and Central Africa (including Nigeria and Ghana).

“We are excited to have reached this multi-year deal with Fox Sports International,“ Guilty Productions Executive Vice President Jay Hassman said. “Showcasing our boxers on an international stage will give our fighters many more opportunities both in and out of the ring.”

“We’re very excited at the prospect of working with Guilty Productions in bringing Fox Sports’ viewers some of the top international boxing matches in the world,” said David Steinberg, EVP and General Manager of Fox Sports International.

Founded in 2004, Guilty Productions, along with its parent company, Guilty Boxing, annually provides a minimum of 48 episodes of “Guilty Fight Night” that also includes an extensive amount of high-quality features and behind-the-scenes looks of the events and fighters.

“Guilty Fight Night” emanates from different locations including The Orleans Hotel & Casino and the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Tijuana (Mexico), Connecticut, Puerto Rico, and southern California. It also includes an extensive amount of high-quality features and behind-the-scenes looks of the events and fighters.

Guilty Boxing is expanding its stable of 80-fighters under contract, including former World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation featherweight champion Manuel “Mantecas” Medica (64-14, 30 KOs), NABF super featherweight title-holder and IBF No. 1-rated welterweight Cosme Rivera (28-7-2, 20 KOs); WBC No. 2, WBO No. 7 and INF No. 8 featherweight Humberto Soto (35-2, 20 KOs); world-class fighters Jose Luis “Chelin” Cruz (32-0-2, 27 KOs) and Omar “Lobito” Soto (13-2-1, 10 KOs).

Article posted on 27.01.2005



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