Heavyweight-Championship Fight to Air on PPV

New York-based CSI Sports will distribute the June 2 Shannon Briggs-Sultan Ibragimov heavyweight-championship fight on pay-per-view beginning at 9 p.m.

The fight, which will take place in Atlantic City, N.J., will retail at a suggested price of $29.95. In Demand, DirecTV, EchoStar Communications and TVN Entertainment will distribute the event, according to CSI Sports.

In other heavyweight-boxing news, former champion Evander Holyfield will step into the PPV ring June 30 when he faces Lou Savarese. The Main Events-distributed fight will retail at a suggested price of $29.95, the company said.

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