WEALTHTV TO AIR DAVID PRICE VS. AUDLEY HARRISON
Press Release: WealthTV has secured the live United States television rights for the United Kingdom heavyweight showdown between a pair of former Olympians, [rising] David Price and [fading] Audley Harrison, on October 13th (starting at 3 p.m. ET) from Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. The 6' 8" Price (13-0, 11 KOs), a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist, defends his British heavyweight championship for the first time against southpaw Harrison (28-5, 21 KOs), who captured a gold gedal at the 2000 Olympic Games. The 29-year-old Price captured the British title last May, stopping former Sam Sexton in the fourth round. Price is on the fast track in the heavyweight division, while Harrison's career is at the crossroads, [having disappointed badly vs. David Haye in 2010 but posting a comeback win earlier this year].
Harrison emerged from the 2000 Olympics with great expectations that were never attained. The highlight of his professional career was a 12th round knockout of Michael Sprott in 2010 for the European heavyweight championship. In his next fight, however, Harrison was knocked out in the third round by then-WBA heavyweight titlist David Haye, whose chief sparring partner, ironically, has been Price.
Other British title fights will air as part of the Price-Harrison card. "This fight continues our heavyweight trend on WealthTV," WealthTV Director of Live Events Thomas Morris noted. "The heavyweight division has traditionally driven boxing and boxing fans, particularly Americans, who love watching the big guys bang."
"We anticipate upwards of 30 to 40 fights on WealthTV through 2013," WealthTV President Charles Herring commented. "We're pleased with our programming, thus far, but we're actively looking for more opportunities to feature top-quality, world-class fights and fighters on our growing network."
WealthTV recently announced that it has exclusive U.S. rights to broadcast the GYM "Fast & Furious" series in Canada, and Hennessy Sports' "Next Generation" series from the United Kingdom.
The first installment of the new season of the "Fast & Furious" series is scheduled for the night before the Price-Harrison fight - Friday, Oct. 12 - live from the famed Bell Centre in Montreal, headlined by the IBF super middleweight eliminator between Quebec favorite Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (18-1-0, 15 KOs) and American Donovan "Da Bomb" George (23-2-1, 20 KOs). The winner between these two powerful hitters will automatically become the mandatory challenger to IBF champion Carl Froch.WealthTV is available on Verizon FiOS TV (channels 169 and 669 in HD), AT&T U-Verse TV (channels 470 and 1470 in HD), along with more than 100 cable systems across the country. A live feed can also be found online at www.wealthtv.com.