Pay TV service Epix is stepping into the boxing ring to distribute the March 19 Vitali Klitschko- Odlanier Solis heavyweight championship fight from Germany.
The live boxing event is the first live sports telecast for the Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-
Mayer Studios and Lionsgate-owned network, and the first heavyweight fight to be telecast live on American television since 2009 when ESPN Classic televised the Vitali Klitschko-Juan Carlos Gomez WBC heavyweight title fight.
"We are pleased to bring this exciting heavyweight championship to American boxing fans on television and online," said EPIX President and CEO Mark Greenberg in a statement.
The service is available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS, said EPix officials.