Main Events has landed a television deal with Versus of the Comcast Network to promote a weekly series of fights that will begin on Jan. 21, RingTV.com has learned.
The promotional company, run by president Kathy Duva, will work with other promoters to televise the bouts during prime time, in conjuction with NBC, according to a source familiar with the terms of the contract. The fights will be on Versus as well as NBC on weekends.
Under Duva, former light heavyweight and cruiserweight beltholder Tomasz Adamek (44-2, 28 KOs) won 13 staight fights, including six of them in a row as a heavyweight before being stopped in the 10th round by Vitali Klitschko’s (43-2, 40 KOs) in September.
Also, Zab Judah (41-7, 28 KOs) earned the IBF junior welterweight belt by seventh-round knockout over Kaizer Mabuza in March before being dethroned by fifth-round stoppage by Amir Khan in July.
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