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Haye And Barrett On Bunce’s Show, Ward In Training, Bernstein To Cover Pre & Post Dawson/Tarver Bout – Latest Boxing News

Andre Ward David Haye Monte BarrettSetanta Sports News, the rolling 24-hour sports news service, will broadcast a special heavyweight edition of Steve Bunce’s Boxing Hour at 2pm on Thursday 3 October. The straight talking pundit will be joined by David Haye and Monte Barrett, who are set for an explosive clash at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday 15 November, which is exclusively live on Setanta Sports.


British boxing sensation David Haye will finally make his heavyweight debut against Barrett in little under seven weeks time. It will be his first fight since defeating Enzo Maccarinelli back in March.

Monte ‘Two Gunz’ Barrett, who is ranked 15th in the world, will take part in his first UK television appearance since he was announced as Haye’s opponent on last week’s show. Barrett’s last victim was Tye Fields, who he knocked out in the first round.

Also on this week’s show is the premier of Setanta Sports’ eagerly awaited ‘Night at the Museum’ inspired, promo for the Joe Calzaghe vs. Roy Jones Junior fight, which takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday 8 November. Watch out for special cameo appearance from Buncey!

Notes to editors: –

Steve Bunce’s Boxing Hour will be repeated on Thursday at 9pm on Setanta Sports 2 and again later that night on Setanta Sports 1 at 11pm.

Andre Ward Back In Training

2004 Olympic Gold Medalist and top-10 world rated, Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (16-0, 11 KOs) received clearance from Doctor Warren King to resume his regular training schedule.

Ward, who had suffered an injury to his right knee, underwent arthroscopic surgery early last month.

Said Ward, “I met with Dr. King yesterday at the Oakland Raider facility and he determined that I could immediately begin training. The original target date to resume training was mid-October; but my rehabilitation and recovery went so well I was given the green light sooner.”

“I am excited to get back on track and begin training again at my full potential. I look forward to my next challenge in the ring. I always step into the ring motivated but this time around it will have an extra special meaning because I feel so grateful to God to have had the ability to strengthen my body.”

Al Bernstein Boxing Channel to Cover Live Pre & Post Dawson/Tarver Fight

Foothill Ranch, Calif. – September 29, 2008 – iBN Sports, a premier Internet-based broadcast sports television network announced that its Al Bernstein Channel (ABBC) will provide live weigh-in along with pre and post fight coverage of the October 11th light-heavyweight title match between Chad Dawson and Antonio Tarver from the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Al Bernstein and the iBN Sports team will be on hand to cover the weigh-in on October 10th, will also do reports before the match on October 11th and provide full coverage of the post fight press conference. All of this can be seen at www.ibnsports.com.

The Dawson/Tarver coverage represents the first in a series of up to the minute pre and post coverage of premiere matches that the ABBC will offer to fans throughout 2008. The lineup will include Kelly Pavlik vs. Bernard Hopkins on October 18th, Vic Darchinyan vs. Christian Mijares on November 1st, Ricky Hatton vs. Paulie Malinaggi on November 22nd, and finally Oscar DeLaHoya vs. Manny Pacquiao on December 6th. All broadcasts can be viewed live at www.ibnsports.com for free as well as seen on-demand on the channel for up to one year.

“This will be the first time in years that this kind of LIVE coverage will be been done at major boxing matches,” said Bernstein. “I was an integral part of the live ESPN coverage for these kinds of matches for many years, and I know it provides fans with information that really helps them enjoy big boxing matches. Boxing fans have been underserved in recent years, but not anymore. We will give them the live pre and post fight coverage that will enhance their enjoyment of the fights. iBN Sports and the ABBC will be there to capture these exciting and interesting moments,” said Bernstein.

“The iBN Sports team is truly excited by this venture with Al,” said John Mudge, CEO of iBN Sports. “Al brings so much knowledge, energy and professional weight to everything he does. We believe this channel is unique and will provide an insider’s perspective that only someone like Al can bring. Our fans will benefit from his indomitable passion, keen insight, and breadth of knowledge for the sport and we are extremely proud of this association with the ABBC,” said Mudge.

Visit http://www.ibnsports.com for more information on the company and to view live and on-demand sporting events for free. Mr. Bernstein is available for interviews. Please contact mconley@ibnsports.com to schedule appointments.


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