11 March 2011
Irish State broadcaster RTE has announced that it will broadcast Willie Caseys WBA title fight with Guillermo Rigondeax on March 19.
Earlier this year, RTE Group Head of Sport Ryle Nugent told irish-boxing.com that whilst RTE respected the fights broadcast merit they hadn’t the funds to cover the production.
However, on Friday it was confirmed that a deal had been struck and the bout will be broadcast live. This means, fight fans can look forward to a marathon night of championship boxing on March 19, with Setanta carrying Brian Magees challenge for Lucian Butes IBF super-middleweight title live later that night.
Whats more, Setanta will also cover Andy Lees clash with Scotsman Craig McEwan, on the undercard of the WBC middleweight title fight between Sergio Martinez and Serhiy Dzinziruk, live from Foxwoods Resort, Connecticut from 2.30am this Sunday morning (March 13).
Viewers hoping to tune into Lee v McEwan/Martinez v Dzinziruk are reminded to subscribe before 8pm on Saturday evening by calling 0818 20 30 40 (ROI) 0871 277 0392. After that it will only be possible to subscribe via setanta.com.