MSG Networks Punches Up Monthly Boxing Series

MSG Networks in June will air a monthly Thursday night boxing series as part of an agreement between the company, boxing promoter Golden Boy and sports streaming service DAZN.

The series launches June 13 with the main event featuring a women’s light flyweight title bout between champion Seniesa Estrada and challenger Gretchen Abaniel. The monthly shows will feature two hours of live boxing and a one-hour studio show, Ring Report, said the network.

“We are excited to offer this live boxing series from Golden Boy and DAZN to the passionate fight fans in New York,” said Jeff Filippi, Senior Vice President of Programming and Production, and Executive Producer, MSG Networks in a statement. 

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