Trinidad-Jones: Outside the Ring Airs Saturday
NEW YORK - As Felix “Tito” Trinidad and Roy Jones Jr. inch closer to their mid-January showdown, the legendary fighters travel to Florida military bases and Puerto Rico, while Don King visits Iraq in the second of a three-part documentary debuting Saturday, Jan. 5, at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT on Cox Sports Television.
The program, which will be featured on 70 Cox Sports Television affiliates in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Florida and Virginia, will be re-aired on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT and Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT.
During a visit to separate military bases in Jones Jr.’s backyard of Pensacola, Fla., Trinidad and Jones Jr. meet with soldiers who discuss and heatedly debate which fighter they think will be victorious. Also featured in the second episode is a trip to Puerto Rico, where the loyal Trinidad fan base defends their hometown hero. Meanwhile, the documentary showcases legendary promoter Don King’s recent trip to military bases in Iraq as part of a USO tour to show support for the armed forces stationed there.
Two of the greatest boxers in history who are both destined for the Hall of Fame, Trinidad and Jones, will square off at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008. The match will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.
Trinidad (42-2, 35 KOs), of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Jones (51-4, 38 KOs) of Pensacola, Fla., have built a staggering list of accomplishments and will enter the ring at or below the catch weight of 170 pounds.
Jones is an eight-time world champion who has captured belts in the middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions. Additionally, he became the first former middleweight champion to win a world heavyweight crown in more than 100 years.
Trinidad is a five-time world champion with a stunning career knockout ratio of 80 percent who has won titles in the welterweight, junior middleweight and middleweight classes. He also holds the distinction of having defeated three Olympic Games gold medalists: Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, “The Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya and David Reid.
The event, which is being promoted by Don King Productions in association with Madison Square Garden, will be distributed internationally by KingVision, available through DK International Sales, a division of Don King Productions, Inc.
Movies/TV • Promoters • Don King • Weight Classes • Super Middleweight • Felix Trinidad • Roy Jones Jr