EPIX Doubles the KO Power with Two Heavyweight Championship Title Fights on
Saturday, November 10th
WBA/IBF/WBO and IBO Champion Wladimir Klitschko Defends His Titles In The Main
Event From Hamburg, Germany
Available Live on EPIX, Live Streamed on EpixHD.com, EPIX apps and Facebook,
and on the NY Times Square Jumbotron
NEW YORK -- October 16, 2012
EPIX presents two heavyweight championship title fights on Saturday, November
10^th beginning at approximately 4:30 p.m. (ET). Current WBA/IBF/WBO and IBO
Champion Wladimir Klitschko (“Dr. Steelhammer”) takes on the undefeated
Mariusz (“The Viking”) Wach, in a 12-round world title fight from the O2 World
Arena, Altona, Hamburg, Germany. The undercard features WBA/WBO
Inter-Continental/EBU Champion Robert (“The Nordic Nightmare”) Helenius in his
comeback title fight from Helsinki, Finland.
Both fights will be shown live on EPIX and live streamed on EpixHD.com, EPIX
apps on Xbox, Roku and Google TVs and on Facebook with an authenticated
subscription or free trial (www.EpixHD.com/freetrial). The fights will feature
commentary from renowned trainer and Boxing Hall of Famer Freddie Roach, ESPN
Boxing Analyst Dan Rafael, WNBC-TV sports anchor Bruce Beck and will be hosted
by Sports Illustrated writer Chris Mannix.
“EPIX is excited to continue to be ‘Heavyweight Central’ and honored to be the
American home of Wladimir Klitschko,” said Travis Pomposello, EPIX Chief
EPIX will show the fights to a closed-captioned simulcast on the Jumbotron in
Times Square in New York City (Broadway between 44^th and 45^th St.).
Klitschko (58-3, 51 KO's) from Kiev, Ukraine, is the 6^th longest reigning
Heavyweight Champion of all time, with the 3rd most consecutive title
defenses. Since 2005, Klitschko has been the dominant force in the heavyweight
division, defeating a majority of the top heavyweights in the rankings. When
Klitschko won the IBF title , there were four separate Heavyweight Champions.
Since then, he has unified the IBF, IBO, WBO & WBA belts and defeated the WBA
Champion in recess. Following his win over Ruslan Chagaev, Klitschko was
awarded the vacant Ring Magazine Heavyweight title.
Wach (27-0, 15 KO's), hails from Poland and won the vacant WBC International
Heavyweight title. He puts his undefeated record on the line against the heavy
On the undercard, Robert (“The Nordic Nightmare”) Helenius from Stockholm,
puts his 17-0, 11 KO's and WBA/WBO Inter-Continental/EBU Championship on the
line against opponent to be announced.
EPIX is the newest premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie
releases, classic library titles, plus original films, comedy, music and
sports events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched October 2009
as the first multiplatform premium network with online accessibility for
subscribers through EpixHD.com, EPIX pioneered the development and
proliferation of TV Everywhere for American consumers. EPIX was the first
premium network to launch on Xbox consoles, first on Android tablets and
phones, first on Roku® players and is available to authenticated subscribers
on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads®, iPhones®, Samsung® Smart TVs
and Blu-ray™ players and more. Today EPIX remains the only premium service
providing its entire monthly line-up from new Hollywood hits to original
programs on all platforms and provides more movies than any other premium
EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its
Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate
(NYSE: LGF), available to over 30 million homes nationwide through
distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications,
DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and
For more information aboutEPIX, go to www.EpixHD.com. Follow EPIX Sports on
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Jamie Colunga, 212-846-1843
Sloane & Company
Erica Bartsch, 212-446-1875
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