HOBOKEN, New Jersey (September 15, 2011) — FIGHT NOW TV TM — America’s only 24-hour combat sports and entertainment channel – today announced it has added the long running interview series, In This Corner, to its weekly programming roster.
Hosted by popular boxing personality James “Smitty” Smith, In This Corner brings viewers up close and personal interviews with some of the greatest fighters in boxing history, as well as key contributors to the sweet science and, of course, today’s biggest stars of the squared circle.
Who better to lead off the series debut of In This Corner on FIGHT NOW TV than Floyd “Money” Mayweather, who host James Smith went one-on-one with, in and out of the ring. “Smitty” bravely enters the ring with his guests to have them demonstrate the skills that made them champions.
Additional shows from In This Corner set to air on FIGHT NOW TV feature a Who’s Who of the boxing, ranging from Joe Frazier to Manny Pacquiao, Ray Leonard to Mike Tyson, Bernard Hopkins, Joe Calzaghe, Oscar De La Hoya, Evander Holyfield, Angelo Dundee, Emanuel Steward and many more.
“This is a series that no boxing fan should miss,” said Mike Garrow GM and co-founder of FIGHT NOW TV. “Smitty does a remarkable job at getting some of boxing’s greatest to let their ‘guard down,’ giving viewers an insight to them that truly is unique to In This Corner. We are happy to welcome the series to the channel.”
“We are thrilled to be on FIGHT NOW TV,” noted Smith. “A 24-hour television channel dedicated to combat sports is long overdue. It’s such a natural fit for a series such as ours, allowing boxing fans to see many of their favorite fighters on our show, on a weekly basis. It also reaches out to other types of fight fans who may not have been exposed to these fascinating life stories and in ring demonstrations that In This Corner delivers every time out.”
In this Corner is also sponsored by Tecate, a major contributor to boxing and this weekend’s mega event, “Star Power,” featuring Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz, live Saturday (Sept. 17) on PPV.
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FIGHT NOW TV will also be airing the undercard for this Saturday’s event “Star Power,” beginning LIVE at 7 PM/ET.
In This Corner, featuring Floyd Mayweather, will debut on FIGHT NOW TV tomorrow night (Friday, Sept. 16 at 5 PM/ET), prior to the official weigh-in for “Star Power: Mayweather vs. Ortiz,” which will also be aired Live on FIGHT NOW TV beginning at 5:30 PM/ET.
In This Corner will then move to it weekly slot of Monday’s at 8:30 PM/ET on FIGHT NOW TV.
About FIGHT NOW TV: With offices in New Jersey, Las Vegas and Toronto, FIGHT NOW TV is a cross-platform media company that creates and distributes content through its television, video on demand, and online outlets.
Founded by Channel Zero, Inc and media entrepreneur Mike Garrow and launched earlier this year, FIGHT NOW TV is the first 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week combat sports channel, bringing the best battles, fiercest fights and stunning knockouts to America. FIGHT NOW TV caters to fight fans of every genre, giving them a front row seat to compelling coverage of MMA, boxing, wrestling/grappling, Muay Thai, kickboxing and other combat sports. FIGHT NOW is the place for the best analysis, live and current events, documentaries and news coverage of the biggest PPV events and match-ups from around the globe.
FIGHT NOW TV has also enlisted one of the fight game’s biggest names to join its camp, former UFC champion and MMA legend Randy Couture, who serves as both spokesperson and analyst for the channel.
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