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One World Sports Punches Up Boxing Deal

One World Sports will enter the boxing ring through a multi-year deal with boxing promotion company GH3 Promotions, the network said Thursday.

The first show as part of the deal will air on One World Sports Nov. 12 with a main event bout featuring super bantamweight champion Adam Lopez, according to the network. 

"One World Sports is excited to debut live boxing on the network with a multi-year agreement with GH3 Promotions that will highlight both current and aspiring boxers on a national platform," said Todd Myers, Vice President, Programming, Acquisitions & Development for One World Sports. "One World Sports continues to broaden its distribution with new affiliations like DirecTV & AT&T U-verse and evolving its programming with more domestic based properties and marquee sporting events from around the world."

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.