DING-Ding! Two of boxing's biggest stars, MIGUEL COTTO and DELVIN RODRIGUEZ, return to the ring next SATURDAY, OCT. 5 to headline a dynamite split-site, triple header that you don't want to miss! The action begins at 3:30 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) with the heavyweight title fight WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO VS. ALEXANDER POVETKIN from SC Olimpiyskiy Arena in Moscow. Following a replay of the fight later that day at 9:45 p.m. (ET/PT), the doubleheader MIGUEL COTTO VS. DELVIN RODRIGUEZ AND TERENCE CRAWFORD VS. ANDREY KLIMOV will be presented from Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. (live ET/tape-delayed PT).
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In the opening bout from Orlando, fast-rising lightweight prospect Terence Crawford (21-0, 16 KOs) of Omaha, Neb. meets Russia’s Adrey Klimov (16-0, 8 KOs) in a ten-round contest. Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 52 KOs), 37, who has held his heavyweight title for seven years, defends his crown for the 15th time against 34-year-old Russian Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KOs), a challenger many regard as a formidable test. The main event pits superstar Miguel Cotto (37-4, 30 KOs), 32, from Caguas, Puerto Rico against intriguing challenger Delvin Rodriguez (28-6-3, 16 KOs), 33, of the Dominican Republic in a 12-round super welterweight battle. Making his 19th appearance on HBO, Cotto looks to reignite his hall of fame-caliber career after two tough setbacks last year.
Immediately following the action from Orlando, the second episode of the all-access reality series “24/7 Bradley/Marquez” debuts at approximately 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
Followed by “Face Off with Max Kellerman: Alvarado/Provodnikov” debuting at approximately 1:00 a.m. (ET/PT), spotlighting junior welterweights sluggers Mike Alvarado and Ruslan Provodnikov as they join Kellerman to size up their highly anticipated Oct. 19 fight on HBO.