Boxers from each of the four services compete in eight weight-classes at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The athletes who win at this level also have an opportunity to compete at the Olympic trials for a shot at representing the United States in the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games in London.
And that’s not all. The shows also feature analysis by one of boxing’s biggest names, Bert Sugar. With his trademark fedora and cigar, Bert provides color commentary on each bout, plus historical perspective on military boxing. Bert’s been a ringside fixture for more than 30 years. He’s also huge fan of the military and we’re proud he’s joining us.
“These boxing matches are truly must-see TV at its best,” said Brian Natwick, General Manager of the Pentagon Channel. “You don’t even have to be a sports fan to enjoy it; just watching the competition between the services transcends sports. We know those serving downrange as well as all active and retired military personnel will appreciate it.”
The 2011 Armed Forces Boxing Championship debuts April 30th. New weekly episodes debut every Saturday, with daily encore airings.
About the Pentagon Channel
The Pentagon Channel (TPC) broadcasts military news and information for and about the 2.6 million members of the U.S. Armed Forces -- Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve. The Pentagon Channel is available on-base to more than 1.3 million service members who live and work on more than 370 military bases, camps and installations in the U.S. TPC is also available to the 800,000 service members and their families serving overseas in 178 countries via the American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS). The channel also reaches more than 25 million households through commercial distribution on satellite and cable systems nationwide. In addition, the Pentagon Channel’s programming is streamed live 24/7 at www.pentagonchannel.mil, and is available via Video On Demand, and podcast - both audio and video -- from this website.
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