LOS ANGELES, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills,
California will host its first live sports broadcast Friday, May 19, when
ESPN2 Friday Night Fights Presented by Miller High Life televises nationally a
Top Rank card of championship boxing, it was announced by Richard Rosetti,
President of Production for the Playboy Entertainment Group.
Rosetti said, "Boxing and Playboy are naturals. Hef is a serious boxing
fan and the enormous male audience attracted by Playboy magazine and Playboy
TV is right in sync with the 'sweet science.'"
"This will be the first live sports broadcast from the internationally
renowned Playboy Mansion and we are pleased to be a part of ESPN2's very
popular Friday Night Fights series. Our thanks go to ESPN2 for putting this
The main event will pit undefeated IBF World Cruiserweight Champion Vasily
Jirov (24-0-0) against Esteban Pizzaro (21-2-1).
The undercard will feature:
Light Middleweight -- Cleveland Corder (18-0-0) vs. Andrwy Tsurkan (9-0-0)
Heavyweight -- Butterbean (56-1-2) vs. TBA
Lightweight -- Julio Diaz (14-0-0) vs. Luis Lizarraga (29-18-3)
Women's Featherweight -- Mia St. John (16-0-0) vs. Francesca Alcantar
Light Heavyweight -- Jeremy Morrison (10-2-0) vs. Max Heyman (10-2-2)
ESPN2 Friday Night Fights will air live 6:00-8:30 p.m. PDT. The network's
boxing team of Bob Papa (blow-by-blow) and veteran trainer Teddy Atlas
(analyst) will call the fight from ringside and will be joined at the Mansion
by analyst Max Kellerman. The telecast will be anchored by studio host Brian
Kenny from ESPN2's headquarters in Connecticut.
Playboy Contact: Bill Farley 310-246-4000.
SOURCE Playboy Enterprises, Inc.