ESPN3 to Present World Cruiserweight Title Showdown on Dec. 6: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni:
ESPN3 will present live coverage of the 12-round WBC Cruiserweight title showdown between titlist Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (48-2-1, 34 KOs) of Poland and former titleholder Giacobbe “Gabibbo” Fragomeni (31-3-2, 12 KOs) of Italy on Friday, Dec. 6, at 10 p.m. ET. The bout will take place at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion.
Wlodarczyk will be making his sixth title defense, and this will be the third meeting for the boxers. Their first fight in 2009 was a draw when they met for Fragomeni’s belt in Italy. In 2010, Wlodarczyk scored an eighth-round knockout win over Fragomeni for the vacant belt.
It’s nice to see ESPN3 picking up some more fights here and there. They also recently showcased the Mosley vs. Mundine fight from Australia. And otherwise, fight fans wouldn’t have any place to watch that type of fight, or this one, either. Hopefully they keep it up and start airing more fights which slip under the radars of the networks.