"Best of Britain!" - Live World Championship Boxing Makes Its EPIX 2013 Debut

  "Best of Britain!" - Live World Championship Boxing Makes Its EPIX 2013
  Debut

                    WBO-IBF Lightweight Title Unification
                        RICK BURNS vs. MIGUEL VAZQUEZ
                                     and
                      WBO Light Heavyweight Championship
                      NATHAN CLEVERLY vs. ROBIN KRASNIQI
                             Plus Two More Bouts

                      Saturday, March 16 at 4:30 P.M. ET
                   Live from London on EPIX and EpixHD.com

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- February 22, 2013

World championship boxing makes its 2013 debut on EPIX next month with an
exciting quadruple-header! World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight
champion RICKY "Rickster" BURNS and International Boxing Federation (IBF)
titlist MIGUEL "Titere" VAZQUEZ will collide in a world title unification to
determine the division's top dog in the main event of a blockbuster four-bout
card. "Best of Britain" will be televised live ringside from Wembley Arena in
London, Saturday, March 16, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT,
exclusively on EPIX, the premium entertainment service. EPIX will stream the
fights live on EpixHD.com and on the EPIX app on Xbox consoles and Roku
players as part of a special free trial offer for boxing fans.

Best of Britain! - LIVE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING - Airing on EPIX on
Saturday, March 16 at 4:30 P.M ...

Best of Britain! - LIVE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING - Airing on EPIX on
Saturday, March 16 at 4:30 P.M. ET (Photo: Business Wire)

In addition to the Burns- Vazquez match, the EPIX "Best of Britain" live
telecast will feature undefeated WBO light heavyweight champion NATHAN
CLEVERLY defending his title against No. 1 contender ROBIN KRASNIQI; and
undefeated No. 2-rated contender GEORGE GROVES will risk his record and rating
against fellow Top-10 contender MOUHAMED NDIAYE in a rumble for the vacant
European super middleweight title. The televised card will be rounded out with
one-time world heavyweight title challenger DERECK "Del Boy" CHISORA making
his 2013 debut.

These seven gladiators boast a combined record of 185-12 (84 KOs) -- a winning
percentage of 94%.

Last year, Burns (35-2, 10 KOs), of Coatbridge, Scotland, became his country's
first two-division world champion in 20 years. He captured the WBO junior
lightweight title in 2010, winning a thrilling 12-round decision over
defending champion Roman "Rocky" Martinez despite suffering a first-round
knockdown. It remains the only loss on the two-time world champion's resume.
After three successful title defenses, Burns moved up to the lightweight
division, winning the WBO interim title in 2011 over former champion Michael
Katsidis. He is in his second year of his WBO lightweight title reign having
successfully defended his world championship belt twice, against top-rated
contenders Paulos Moses and Kevin Mitchell, who had a combined record of 61-2
when he fought them.

Vazquez (33-3, 13 KOs), of Guadalajara, México, enters this fight riding a
five-year, 12-bout winning streak. He captured the vacant IBF lightweight
title in 2010, via a dominant unanimous decision over Ji-Hoon Kim. He has
successfully defended his title five times during his two-year reign. His last
fight was a masterpiece, blitzing heralded undefeated contender Mercito Gesta
via unanimous decision on the December 8 Manny Pacquiao - Juan Manuel Márquez
4 pay-per-view undercard.

Cleverly (25-0, 12 KOs), of Caerphilly, Wales, was British Commonwealth and
European light heavyweight champion before he ascended the throne as world
champion. After winning the WBO interim light heavyweight title in 2010,
winning a close but unanimous decision over Nadjib Mohammedi, he was elevated
to world champion a few months later where he has since successfully defended
the WBO title four times since 2011 against opponents who had a combined
record of 81-6-2 when he battled them. In Cleverly's last fight, which took
place at Staples Center in Los Angeles on November 11, he blasted out Shawn
Hawk in the eighth round.

Krasniqi (39-2, 15 KOs), a native of Serbia who fights out of Munich, Germany,
is riding a seven-year, 38-bout winning streak. Only once has Krasniqi ever
fought outside Germany -- in Prague, Czech Republic in 2010. He enters this
fight having won his last four fights by knockout. Those victories also earned
him the WBO European and WBO International light heavyweight crowns as well
and his WBO mandatory challenger position.

Groves (16-0, 12 KOs), of Hammersmith, England, has a trophy case that already
displays the British and Commonwealth super middleweight belts. He will be
looking to add the vacant European title to his resume. He ended 2012 with a
masterclass performance -- a unanimous decision victory over former world
champion and Fighter of the Year Glenn Johnson, last December 15. Groves is
currently world-rated No. 2 by the WBO and the World Boxing Association (WBA),
No. 6 by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and No. 7 by the IBF.

Ndiaye (22-1, 13 KOs), enters this fight enjoying a five-year, nine-bout
winning streak. A native of Senegal, Ndiaye trains and lives in Pontedera,
Toscana, Italy. He has held the Italian and the European super middleweight
titles. World-rated No. 8 by the WBC, Ndiaye has won his last three bouts by
stoppage.

Chisora (15-4, 9 KOs), from London, went the 12-round limit in a valiant
challenge of WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko on February 18, 2012
before losing the decision. The former British and Commonwealth heavyweight
champion will be looking to return to world title contention this year.

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