When the Marquez vs. Diaz II "Fight of the Year: The Rematch" undercard was announced, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer promised fight fans "The Night of the Year," stacking the undercard with great fighters and fights with unpredictable outcomes.
Now fans can look forward to even more from this spectacular night of boxing with two free undercard preview fights to be broadcast by select pay-per-view providers beginning at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT. Fans should check their guide listings for details.
The two fights scheduled to be included on the "free-view" will feature "The Contender" Season Three Champion and number four world rated super middleweight Sakio Bika (28-3-2, 19 KOs) of Sydney, Australia against number eleven world rated super middleweight Jean Paul Mendy (28-0-1, 16 KOs) of Paris, France in a 12-round IBF Super Middleweight eliminator.
Golden Boy Promotions' rising star and number-one rated American amateur (prior to his pro debut) Frankie Gomez (4-0, 4 KOs) of East Los Angeles, Calif. facing Ronald Peterson (2-2, 2 KOs) of St. Paul, Minn. in a six round junior welterweight fight. The free broadcast will feature commentary by Dave Bontempo and Bob "The Colonel" Sheridan.
"We are very excited to be able to bring even more great boxing to fight fans around the country on July 31," said Schaefer. "The two fights featured in the 'free-view' are excellent match-ups that fit right in with the exciting nature of this fight card.
"The fact that fans can watch both of these fights for free goes to show that this really is going to be one of the best nights of boxing in recent years."