NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 4, 2008)—VERSUS, the network that celebrates real competition, will air a special Fight Night presentation on Thursday, December 4 beginning at 8 p.m. ET which will feature two classic fights: Oscar De La Hoya vs. Fernando Vargas and Manny Pacquiao vs. Erik Morales II. The two-hour special presentation replaces the fight between Winky Wright and Michi Munoz that was cancelled due to Wright’s injury of his left hand.
The night will include complete bell-to-bell coverage of the Oscar De La Hoya and Fernando Vargas superfight which ended in De La Hoya’s spectacular knockout of Vargas in the eleventh round and complete coverage of the exciting Pacquiao vs. Morales II slugfest which ended in the tenth round with Pacquiao’s knockout of Morales. The night will also include interviews from both De La Hoya and Pacquiao about the classic fights airing on VERSUS and about the highly anticipated December 6, bout in Las Vegas. VERSUS will also feature footage from the press tours and footage of the fighters training leading up to the big fight this weekend.
VERSUS celebrates real competition across all platforms (VERSUS.com, VERSUS on Demand and VERSUS HD). Now in more than 74 million homes, the network is the national cable home of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Stanley Cup Playoffs as well as best-in-class events such as The Tour de France, Davis Cup Tennis, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), the Indy Racing League and Professional Boxing. The network also offers collegiate sports featuring nationally-ranked teams from top conferences such as the Pac-10, Big 12, Mountain West and Ivy League. VERSUS features the best field sports programming on television and is a destination for sports fans, athletes and sportsmen to find exclusive, competitive events and original programs, such as TapouT, Sports Soup and THE CONTENDER that audiences can’t find elsewhere. VERSUS, a wholly owned company of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.