Hopkins-Eastman to be shown live on Setanta Sport and the BBC
05.02.05 - Howard Eastman’s historic showdown with undisputed world middleweight champion and pound for pound king Bernard Hopkins at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on February 19th is to be featured on both Setanta Sport and the BBC. “I am delighted to officially announce that the country will have a wide selection of media outlets through which they can follow Howard Eastman in his challenge against Bernard Hopkins,” confirmed Eastman’s promoter Mick Hennessy.
“Setanta Sport will be offering UK viewers the chance to watch HBO’s live coverage of the fight and the three top supporting contests from the undercard for £14.95.
“The live broadcast will go out on Setanta PPV1, SKY Channel 435, from around midnight. Precise timings are to be confirmed shortly. Repeat broadcasts will be offered the following day at 9am and 4pm.”
Hennessy added: “We have also come to an arrangement with the BBC for the delayed rights.
“On Sunday 20th February they will show fifteen minutes of action in Grandstand and then a further 45 minutes of action in a stand alone slot at 10.30pm on BBC 2.
“Those without satellite who wish to follow the action live can tune into BBC Radio 5.
“This unique, cross network and cross media coverage will ensure that as wide an audience as possible can see Britain’s finest make history.”