Mario Lopez and Steve Kim bring their popular podcast to the screen, exclusively on ESPN+; Series will deliberate the biggest boxing matches throughout the year; First episode previews Fury vs. Wilder II on Saturday, Feb. 22; Subscribe on the ESPN App, ESPN.com and connected TV devices
The premiere episode of The 3 Knockdown Rule, hosted by television personality and boxing aficionado Mario Lopez and ESPN boxing writer Steve Kim, previews this Saturday’s highly anticipated rematch between undefeated lineal heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury and unbeaten heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder. The 3 Knockdown Rule streams exclusively on ESPN+, the leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming service.
Taking their popular boxing podcast of the same title to the screen, Lopez and Kim discuss and debate their expectations and insights into what promises to be the championship fight of the year. The two also jump into the ring with legendary trainer and good friend Joe Goossen to break down each fighter’s keys to success. Future episodes of The 3 Knockdown Rule on ESPN+ will also feature Lopez and Kim analyzing and deliberating the biggest bouts of the year, with thoughtful insights, healthy debate and special guests from around the world of boxing.
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Fury vs. Wilder II will be available as part of a joint presentation by ESPN+ PPV and FOX Sports PPV live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 22. Their first fight in December 2018 saw Wilder retain his title via split draw after Fury rose from a 12th-round knockdown to finish the fight.
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