ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates will present live the 12-round IBF Junior Middleweight title fight between titleholder Carlos Molina (22-5-2, 6 KOs) of Mexico, and former titlist Cornelius Bundrage (33-5, 19 KOs) of Detroit, as part of a special boxing presentation on Saturday, October 11, at 9:30 p.m. ET. The show, from the Grand Oasis Cancun resort in Cancun, Mexico, will also feature a 10-round Super Featherweight contest between Juan Pablo Sánchez (29-11, 13 KOs) of Mexico and Nicaragua’s René Alvarado (20-3, 14 KOs). Saturday’s fights will also be available via WatchESPN.
Pablo Viruega and analyst Delvin Rodríguez will call the fights for ESPN Deportes, while ESPN3 will utilize the English-language world feed.
Molina last appeared on ESPN in March 2013, defeating Cory Spinks on ESPN Friday Night Fights. Since then, he won the title from Ishe Smith on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez pay-per-view fight in September 2013. Bundrage’s history with ESPN dates back to appearing on Season 2 of The Contender.
About ESPN Boxing
ESPN is home to ESPN Friday Night Fights and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates (Spanish version), a weekly boxing series which runs between January and August and showcases some of the best bouts in the boxing industry. Friday Night Fights began on October 2, 1998 and Noche de Combates (formerly Viernes de Combates) began on January 10, 2004. ESPN began televising boxing on April 10, 1980 when weekly boxing returned to television for the first time since 1964, with the debut of Top Rank Boxing on ESPN.