multiplatform premium entertainment service, will host an International Media Conference Call with undefeated International Boxing Federation (IBF) super middleweight champion
and two-time World Boxing Council (WBC) super middleweight champion
CARL “The Cobra” FROCH,
Thursday, May 17,
Noon ET / 9 a.m. PT,
to discuss their upcoming world championship rumble and potential Fight of the Year. Promoted by Matchroom Sport, Ltd. and InterBox, the Bute vs. Froch World Super Middleweight Championship will be televised
live in the U.S.,
from Nottingham, England,
exclusively on EPIX, Saturday, May 26
, beginning at
6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT.
will stream the fight live as part of a
trial offer for boxing fans on EpixHD.com and on EPIX apps on Xbox, Roku players, and more.
As has become the custom, EPIX will once again present the closed-captioned simulcast of this world championship rumble on the jumbotron in Times Square in New York City (Broadway between 44
Conference Call ID Number: 82892483
Bute (30-0, 24 KOs), will be making his 10
world title defense. A newly-minted Canadian Citizen, Bute is a native of Galat, Romania who now fights out of Montréal, Québec, Canada. When he travels to Froch’s (28-2, 20 KOs) backyard in Nottingham, it will be the first time Bute has not fought on Canadian or Romanian soil since 2004.
These two gladiators boast a combined record of 59-2 (44 KOs) – a 97% winning percentage and a 75% victory by knockout ratio.
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