Wealth TV Becoming a Power Player

By: Brandon Stubbs
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Who would have thought the channel “Wealth TV” would become a power player in boxing? You got it; Wealth TV is quickly filling in the gaps for boxing fans where mainstays HBO and Showtime have came up short or have overlooked. The channel has only been around since 2004 and is just focusing on sports this year. They made a major power play in securing deals with Canadian (GYM) and UK (Hennessy Sports) promoters to bring fight fans bouts where they would normally have to watch low quality bootleg online feeds of in the past.


Their TV right deals are bringing international cards to a larger audience here in the states and birthing the new stars that will be in demand here as we get a chance to see them more. A great example of this was last weekend when they delivered two full cards, on two straight nights and from two different countries. Friday they broadcasted an IBF eliminator from Montréal where Adonis Stevenson pounded out Donovon George in a 12th round TKO win. Also on the card was David Lemieux, who picked up his second straight KO with his win over Alvaro Gaona. Then Saturday from England, they gave US boxing fans a chance to see what could be the future of the heavyweight division in David Price. For him it was light work, he handed former British Olympian Audley Harrison a 1st round KO.


By the looks of it they aren’t going anywhere when it comes to boxing coverage. October 27 Franklin Lawrence will make his second appearance on Wealth TV this year when he takes on gatekeeper Dominick Guinn in a heavyweight tilt. Then on Nov. 3 they bring us the comeback fight of Lucian Bute from what will be a sold out Bell Centre in Montréal. For Bute it will be his first fight since his crashing loss to Carl Froch this past May. A few weeks later on Nov.17 they show one of the best flyweight’s in the world in Hernan “Tyson” Marquez, the WBO Champion, who will be fighting for only the second time in the US. He will take on Brian Viloria, the WBA Champion in a unification bout in Los Angeles.


Wealth TV has let the world know they are just getting started in bringing boxing to the channel. “We at Wealth TV are preparing to bring the best fights from all over the world.” Said Thomas Morris who is the director of live events at Wealth TV. “We want to reach out to all the promoters and want to feature top quality fights on Wealth TV as we anticipate 30-40 fight dates over the next 15 months.”  Let’s hope they stick to their word and help the sport to continue to grow and bring us action from across the globe.

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