Super Saturday: Top Rank On ESPN To Feature Three World
Title Fights Across ESPN & ESPN+
Top Rank on ESPN is bringing a fistic extravaganza to Ford
Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 2
with three world title fights, the return of 2018 ESPN
“Prospect of the Year” Teofimo Lopez, and an action-packed
undercard spread across ESPN/ESPN Deportes and ESPN+.
The light heavyweight world title rematch between champion
Eleider Alvarez and challenger Sergey Kovalev and Teofimo
Lopez-Diego Magdaleno will stream LIVE in English and
Spanish exclusively on ESPN+ at 12 a.m. ET. Alvarez knocked
out Kovalev last August in a come-from-behind upset that
shook up the boxing landscape. Kovalev, one of the most
dominant champions of this era, is seeking to become a
three-time world champion. Lopez, the consensus 2018
Prospect of the Year, is coming off a stunning 44-second
knockout over Mason Menard December 8 on the Vasiliy
Lomachenko-Jose Pedraza undercard.
The Oscar Valdez-Carmine Tommasone featherweight world title
fight and the Richard Commey-Isa Chaniev lightweight world
title bout will air live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning
at 10 p.m. ET. Valdez, one of boxing’s elite action heroes,
returns to the ring for the first time since suffering a
severely broken jaw in a decision win over Scott Quigg last
March 10. The winner of Commey-Chaniev will eye a
unification bout against Lomachenko later this year.
The scheduled five-fight undercard, which includes top
middleweight prospect Janibek Alimkhanuly, will kick off the
evening at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
ESPN’s coverage of Top Rank on ESPN: Eleider Alvarez vs.
Sergey Kovalev 2 also includes live streaming on ESPN+ of
the Official Press Conference Thursday, Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. ET
and live television coverage (ESPN2) and streaming (ESPN+)
of the weigh-in on Friday, Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. ET.