Top Rank Expanding Reach Into China With New Weekly TV Series
Top Rank, Sands China Ltd. and SECA on Saturday announced that they would "produce a one-hour weekly television series called 'Fist Power -- Fight to Win' that will debut in July and air throughout China on regional channels in cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou," according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com. The show will "include fights from the massive Top Rank library." Each episode will have "prefight and postfight commentary, including a selection narrated by Top Rank chairman Bob Arum; behind-the-scenes lifestyle footage; fighter profiles; and weekly updates on two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and pro flyweight Zou Shiming's climb to a world title shot." "Fist Power" also will air "two boxing events televised live from mainland China" (ESPN.com, 5/31).