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Second Live Fight Viloria v. Nino on OLN Thurs Night

STAMFORD, CT (August 8, 2006) – OLN, in collaboration with leading boxing promoters Top Rank, today announced updated details of the network’s second live boxing event. The title fight for Fight Night’s second live telecast will feature undefeated Brian Viloria as he takes on Omar Nino in the World Boxing Council (WBC) Light Flyweight Championship fight at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Thursday, August 10 at 9 p.m. ET. The telecast will also feature International Boxing Council (IBC) Middleweight champion Jose Zertuche as he takes on Carlos Bojorquez..

Viloria, 25-years-old, from Waipahu, HI known as “The Hawaiian Punch” is currently the WBC Light Flyweight champion. In 1999 he was named the World Champion, U.S. Champion, National Golden Gloves Champion and was USA Boxing’s “Boxer of the Year” in his division. In 1995 and 1996 he was the Junior Olympic boxing Champion and in 2000 he was part of the USA Olympic boxing team. The undefeated Viloria enters the ring to defend his WBC Light Flyweight title with a 19-0 record and 12 knockouts. Nino, 30-years-old, of Guadalajara, Mexico enters the ring with a 23-2-1 record and 10 knockouts. The match is scheduled for 12 rounds.

The updated August 10 undercard will now feature Jose Zertuche, 33-years-old, of Guanajuato, Mexico. He currently holds the title of IBC Middleweight champion and will enter the ring with a 18-2-2 record and 13 knockouts. Bojorquez, 34-years-old from Los Mochis, Mexico will enter the bout with a 26-8-6 record and 22 knockouts. The fight is scheduled for 10 rounds.

Fight Night Live and Classic Fights Schedule Follows:

Live Fight 2: Viloria vs. Nino / Zertuche vs. Bojorquez Thursday, August 10 9 p.m. ET
Classic Fight 2: Ali vs. Norton I Thursday, August 17 9 p.m. ET
Classic Fight 3: Ali vs. Frazier II Thursday, September 7 9 p.m. ET
Live Fight 3 Thursday, September 14 9 p.m. ET
Live Fight 4 Thursday, September 28 9:30 p.m. ET
Classic Fight 4: Foreman vs. Morrison Thursday, October 12 9 p.m. ET
Live Fight 5 Thursday, November 2 9 p.m. ET
Classic Fight 5: Duran vs. Cuevas / Duran vs. Moore Thursday, November 9 9 p.m. ET
Live Fight 6 Thursday, November 16 9 p.m. ET
Best of Live Fights Thursday, December 28 9 p.m. ET

*The above dates are premieres. Fight Night on OLN will air every Thursday night and both Live and Classic fights will repeat throughout the year. Full match details and additional fights to come, schedule subject to change.*

The network will be changing its name to Versus on September 25. The new moniker is the culmination of a two-year network evolution. It was chosen not only for its bold nature, but because it universally evokes competition.  Versus will focus squarely on competition and the inherent challenges an athlete or sportsman face in the field.  The channel will celebrate sports at its best, where participants compete at their highest levels with the greatest passion.

OLN (OLNTV.com) is the national cable home of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Stanley Cup Playoffs as well as best-in-class events like The Tour de France, the America's Cup, the Dakar Rally, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), the Arena Football League (AFL), the Boston Marathon, AMA Motocross, Davis Cup and USSA Skiing. Now in more than 69 million homes, the network features the best field sports programming on television and is a destination for sports fans, athletes and sportsmen to find exclusive, competitive events that audiences can't find elsewhere. The network offers unique, competition-themed original programming and is the exclusive home of Survivor in syndication. OLN, a wholly owned company of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.

Article posted on 08.08.2006



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