Heavyweight prospect “Irish” Mike Perez 21(13)-1-1 is set to take on Russian Heavyweight Alexander Povetkin 28(20)-1-0 in a battle for the WBC Silver heavyweight title this Friday May 22nd 2015. The 12 Round contest takes place in Moscow, Russia.
For American Boxing fans and others around the world, WatchESPN will stream this fight live and air on same-day tape delay on ESPN2. According to ESPN’s Dan Rafael, The WatchESPN stream, which also will include undercard bouts, will utilize commentary from England’s BoxNation broadcast. The ESPN2 replay – which will lead into the Boxcino tournament championships on the series finale of Friday Night Fights – will likely feature have FNF announcers Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas calling the bouts.
Here’s the Perez vs Povetkin faceoff video from the Press Conference .
[ Video credit: Instagram / @gpstangrit ]