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22 JULY 2014

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Australian TV Boxing Schedule : Week 23/02/2010


A full week of boxing action and information on television in Australia, as compiled by Paul Upham. All times Australian Daylight Saving Time (AEDT).

Tuesday 23rd February 2010
8:30am – KOTV = Sky Racing

Wednesday 24th February 2010
12:45am – EuroSport Boxing = EuroSport channel
8:00am – KOTV = Sky Racing
1:30pm – “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations”, Tony attends a posh party at a hacienda, where he rides prize-winning horses, listens to great local music and enjoys traditional Puerto Rican cuisine with an haute twist. Following the meal, Tony and Andy head to the jungle to search for another mythic beast indigenous to Puerto Rico - the Chuppacabra. Nearing the end of his trip, Tony is given the opportunity to visit one of Puerto Rico’s biggest celebrities - Miguel Cotto, the undefeated boxing champion = Discovery Travel & Adventure Channel
5:30pm – “King of the Hill”, Bobby’s girlfriend Connie invites him over to add some spark to her dying slumber party, but after Bobby’s beaten up by a crasher, Hank urges him to enrol in a boxing class at the YMCA = FOX8
6:40pm – Movie: “Phantom Punch”, Robert Townsend directs Ving Rhames as Sonny Liston, the controversial former world heavyweight boxing champion. From his discovery by a priest while serving time at the Missouri State Penitentiary to the infamous ’Phantom Punch’ by Cassius Clay which effectively ended his career, this story spans the years from 1950 to Liston’s mysterious and untimely death in 1971, sharing Liston’s triumphs and tragedy as his run ins with racism, the mob and the law are examined, and his personal relationships with his wife (Stacey Dash), manager and lover (Bridgette Wilson-Sampras) are revealed. From the lows of poverty and jail to the heights of a world championship, this is a compelling portrait of the man behind the headlines = Showtime Premiere
8:30pm – Movie: “Soul Power”, a documentary on the legendary soul music concert featuring BB King and James Brown, in Zaire in 1974, which also staged the epic fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman = Movie Extra
10:35pm – Movie: “Raging Bull”, Robert DeNiro’s classic portrayal of middleweight great Jake LaMotta = Movie Greats

Thursday 25th February 2010
6:30am – “King of the Hill”, Bobby’s girlfriend Connie invites him over to add some spark to her dying slumber party, but after Bobby’s beaten up by a crasher, Hank urges him to enrol in a boxing class at the YMCA = FOX8
9:30am – “Life of the Town”, Eugene Eades is an all time Australian sporting legend. A former boxing champion who played football for Ongerup. He now sees himself as a caretaker, teaching young people about the old ways and how to reconnect to their culture and homeland. Eugene tells of his vision for reconciliation and healing. Meanwhile the Ongerup football team seems to have turned a corner = NITV
11:00am – “Are You Being Served?”, Captain Peacock has problems with a loudmouth from another department. A boxing match seems to be the only solution. = The Comedy Channel
2:30pm – “LA Ink”, Kat puts Naheed in charge of throwing a party for the whole crew to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the shop! Kim asks Hannah to tattoo her for the first time. Boxing champ Mia St John asks Corey for a permanent reminder of her championship fight = Discovery Travel & Adventure Channel
3:10pm – Movie: “Soul Power”, a documentary on the legendary soul music concert featuring BB King and James Brown, in Zaire in 1974, which also staged the epic fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman = Movie Extra
7:30pm – Boxing: “Super Fights Episode 1” = Fox Sports 2
8:00pm – Big Time Boxing: WBC lightweight world title, Edwin Valero vs. Antonio DeMarco = Fox Sports 2
10:00pm – “The Fight”, (Part 2 of 4), this series captures all the excitement of heavyweight championship fight night, negotiating 300 years of history to give the low-down on the greatest fighters, the most brutal bouts and all the headline-grabbing issues. Tonight’s episode looks at German Max Schmeling and his remarkable 1938 title fight against African American Joe Louis that pitted the US against Nazi Germany = SBS TWO
11:45pm – “King of the Hill”, Bobby’s girlfriend Connie invites him over to add some spark to her dying slumber party, but after Bobby’s beaten up by a crasher, Hank urges him to enrol in a boxing class at the YMCA = FOX8

Friday 26th February 2010
8:30pm – Movie: “Ali”, story of the life of Muhammad Ali, starring Will Smith = StarPics
9:30pm – “I Love Money”, the Green and the Gold teams face off in The Boston Knockout Challenge; a boxing ring suspended over the ocean, where the players attempt to knock their opponent out of the ring and into the water = MTV
11:00pm – ESPN Boxing Series = ESPN
Midnight – Big Time Boxing = Fox Sports 2

Saturday 27th February 2010
9:30am – “Mythbusters”, in Knock Your Socks Off, Kari, Grant and Tory test whether it is ever really possible to knock someone out of their socks. The saying Knock Your Socks Off originates from the world of boxing so first the team dress crash test dummy Buster up as a boxer and put him in the ring with Grant’s super lethal Nitrogen Cannon = Discovery Channel
2:30pm – “I Love Money”, the Green and the Gold teams face off in The Boston Knockout Challenge; a boxing ring suspended over the ocean, where the players attempt to knock their opponent out of the ring and into the water = MTV

Sunday 28th February 2010
3:00am – EuroSport Boxing = EuroSport channel

Monday 1st March 2010
9:30pm – “Fight Science” = National Geographic Channel
11:30pm – KOTV = Sky Racing
11:59pm – Canvas Classics = Sky Racing

Tuesday 2nd March 2010
12:30am – Big Time Boxing = Fox Sports 2
3:00am – ESPN Boxing Series, Shawn Porter vs. Russell Jordan = ESPN
8:30am – KOTV = Sky Racing

Wednesday 3rd March 2010
12:45am – EuroSport Boxing = EuroSport channel
3:45am – “BOXING A2Z”, Bernard The Executioner Hopkins, Larry Eaton Assassin’ Holmes and others feature in another new episode of Boxing A2Z = ONE Digital
11:30pm – Boxing: “Super Fights” = Fox Sports 2

Thursday 4th March 2010
1:45am – “BOXING A2Z”, Boxing A2Z is your alphabetic record of great boxing moments and competitors across the ages, all linked by the same letter of the alphabet = ONE Digital
9:15am – EuroSport Boxing = EuroSport channel
12:30pm – Movie: “Shaft”, with cameo appearance by Drew Bundini Brown, Muhammad Ali’s well-known friend, cornerman and confidant = TCM
8:00pm – Big Time Boxing: interim WBA super flyweight title, Nonito Donaire vs. Manuel Vargas = Fox Sports 1
8:30pm – Movie: “Shaft”, with cameo appearance by Drew Bundini Brown, Muhammad Ali’s well-known friend, cornerman and confidant = TCM

Friday 5th March 2010
12:45am – “BOXING A2Z”, this definitive boxing collection focuses on the letter C and features Cassius Baloyi, Kid Chocolate and Carlos Monzon in Boxing A2Z = ONE Digital
1:45am – “BOXING A2Z”, Boxing A2Z casts its eye over the vowel ’E’ as Erik Morales, Eddie Futch and Chris Eubank feature in the latest instalment of this definitive guide to classic bouts = ONE Digital
4:00am – Movie: “Movie: Ladies And The Champ”, when a widowed teacher and a meddlesome grandmother become boxing managers when a small-time street crooks tries to mug them and they mistake him for a prizefighter. = Channel 7
4:30am – Movie: “Shaft”, with cameo appearance by Drew Bundini Brown, Muhammad Ali’s well-known friend, cornerman and confidant = TCM
6:00am – EuroSport Boxing = EuroSport channel
1:30pm – Big Time Boxing = Fox Sports 1
10:00pm – ESPN Boxing Series = ESPN

Sunday 7th March 2010
1:00pm – WBC/WBA super flyweight world title, Vic Darchinyan vs. Rodrigo Guerrero (live), USA = Main Event Television + Fox Sports Pub & Club Vision


Note: all listings subject to change at any time by television channels.



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