World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion VITALI KLITSCHKO (43-2, 40 KOs), of Kiev, Ukraine, his trainer Jonathan Banks and EPIX Sports executives Travis Pomposello and Ross Bernard, will host an international media conference call next Wednesday, February 15, beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT. They will be discussing Klitschko’s upcoming world title defense against world-rated contender Dereck Chisora (15-3, 9 KOs), of London, England. Klitschko vs. Chisora kicks off the first of three heavyweight title fights, which will be broadcast live to the U.S. on three consecutive Saturdays, exclusively on EPIX, the multiplatform premium entertainment service. EpixHD.com will stream the fights live as part of a special free trial offer for boxing fans.
800-833-4922: U.S. Media
970-315-0728: Int’l Media
Conference ID Number: 52154201
The EPIX Heavyweight Extravaganza kicks off on Saturday, February 18 with Klitschko vs. Chisora, live from Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany. On Saturday, February 25, undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) champion Alexander Povetkin (23-0, 16 KOs), of Russia, will defend his title against world cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (34-1, 25 KOs), of Berlin, Germany, in the Porsche-Arena in Stuttgart, Germany. The grand finale will take place on Saturday, March 3 in the ESPIRIT Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany, and will feature unified champion Wladimir Klitschko (56-3, 49 KOs), of Kiev, Ukraine, defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO), International Boxing Federation (IBF) and WBA super heavyweight crowns against two-time world cruiserweight champion Jean Marc Mormeck (36-4, 22 KOs), of Pantin, France.
These six gladiators boast a combined record of 207-12 (161 KOs) – a 94.5% winning percentage and a 78% victory by knockout ratio.
As has become the custom, EPIX will once again present the closed-captioned simulcast of the three world heavyweight championship fights on a jumbotron in Times Square (Broadway between 44th and 45th Sts.)
EPIX, 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), is a premium entertainment service available on television, video-on-demand, online and on consumer electronic devices. With access to more than 15,000 motion pictures spanning the vast libraries of its partners and other studios, EPIX provides a powerful entertainment experience with more feature films on demand and online and more HD movies than any other service. It is the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up of new Hollywood hits, classic feature films, documentaries and original concerts, comedy and sporting events on all platforms. EPIX has made the commitment to deliver the industry’s most expansive online collection of movies, making more than 3,000 titles available to authenticated subscribers on EpixHD.com and on hundreds of devices including Xbox 360 consoles, Android™ tablets and mobile phones, Roku® players, Samsung® Smart TVs and Blu-ray™ players and more. EPIX is available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS.
Nora Ryan, 212-846-8416
Fred Sternburg, 303-740-7746
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