GLOBAL BOXING STAR AMIR "KING" KHAN
TO SERVE AS SPECIAL GUEST ANALYST
ON DEC. 7th EDITION OF SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®
Khan Subbing for SHOWTIME® Analyst Paul Malignaggi Who Faces Zab Judah
In the Main Event of the Battle For Brooklyn
Saturday, Dec. 7, Live on SHOWTIME® at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
From Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
NEW YORK (Dec. 2, 2013) - Amir "King" Khan, one of boxing's most popular and exciting fighters, joins the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING announce team as a guest analyst on Saturday, Dec. 7, live on SHOWTIME (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Khan is substituting for regular SHOWTIME analyst Paul "Magic Man" Malignaggi who headlines the event with fellow Brooklynite Zab "Super" Judah in a 12-round, all-Brooklyn welterweight main event. The live four-fight SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast also features three world championship fights including IBF Welterweight World ChampionDevon Alexander versus undefeated Shawn Porter.
Having fought and defeated both Malignaggi and Judah (in 2010 and '11 respectfully), Khan's experience in the fight game and intimate knowledge of the main event will be on tap as he joins SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING host Brian Kenny, play-by play announcer Mauro Ranallo, Hall of Fame analyst Al Bernstein and EMMY® Award winning sports reporter Jim Gray.
A former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion, Khan is lightning-fast and talented inside the ring.
In 2004, Khan became the youngest British Olympic boxing medalist when he won silver at the Athens Olympics at the age of 17. As a professional Khan (28-3, 19 KO's) has faced many of the best fighters of this era. He won two consecutive fights in the last 12 months, including a hard-fought unanimous decision over world champion Julio Diaz on April 27. Agive-and-take boxer-brawler, Khan is a fan favorite wherever he goes. Khan will turn 27 on Dec. 8.
The Dec. 7 quadrupleheader is the first of two consecutive four-fight SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecasts in seven days. On Saturday, Dec. 14, the anticipated match between WBA Welterweight World Champion Adrien Broner (27-0, 22 KO's) and the dangerous Marcos Maidana (34-3, 31 KO's) will top a four-fight event from San Antonio, Texas that includes three other world title fights.
ABOUT "JUDAH VS. MALIGNAGGI":
Judah vs. Malignaggi is a 12-round fight for the NABF and NABO Welterweight titles taking place on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Super Judah Promotions and sponsored by Corona, AT&T, Grudge Match and Casamigos Tequila. In the co-featured bout, Devon Alexander puts his IBF welterweight title on the line in a 12-round bout against Shawn Porter, Erislandy Lara defends his interim WBA Super Welterweight title in a 12-round fight against Austin Trout and Sakio Bika defends his WBC Super Middleweight title against Anthony Dirrell in a 12-round bout. The SHOWTIME telecast begins at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 5:00 p.m. PT immediately following ALL ACCESS: Broner vs. Maidana which begins at 7:30 p.m. ET/ 4:30 p.m. PT. The telecast will be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP).