“The Rock” Rahman, former WBC, IBO and IBF Heavyweight Champion of the
World tries to dethrone current W.B.A. Champion Alexander Povetkin in a
12-round world title fight, (Today) Saturday, September 29th
Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany.
The fight – shown live on EPIX,
EpixHD.com, EPIX apps on Xbox and hundreds of other devices, and
streamed on Facebook with an authenticated subscription or free trial
– will feature commentary from renowned trainer and Boxing Hall of
Famer Freddie Roach, ESPN Boxing Analyst Dan Rafael, WNBC-TV sports
anchor Bruce Beck and hosted by Sports Illustrated writer Chris Mannix.
will once again treat boxing enthusiasts to a closed-captioned
simulcast of this world championship clash on its Jumbotron in Times
Square in New York City (Broadway between 44th and 45th St.).
looking forward to continue watching the story of Heavyweight Champion
Alexander Povetkin unfold,” said Travis Pomposello, EPIX Chief Creative
(24-0, 23 KOs) – The Russian-born boxer first gained notoriety when he
won the Gold Medal at super heavyweight at the 2004 Summer Olympics in
Athens, Greece. In 2011, Povetkin outpointed Uzbekistan’s Ruslan Chagaev
to win the WBA Heavyweight Championship. He has since defended his
title twice, with his last fight in a decision in 2012 against WBO
Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck.
(50–7– 2 draws – 1 no contest, 41 KOs) – From Baltimore, MD, the former
champ returns to the ring after a year layoff from his TKO victory of
Galen Brown in Mississippi. But it was in 2001 that Rahman shocked the
boxing world when the 20-1 underdog knocked out Lennox Lewis in the 5th
round to take Lewis’ WBC, IBF & IBO crown. Lewis would come back 7 months later to KO Rahman in the 4th
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