ESPN’s Friday Night Fights will broadcast in 3D for the second time on Friday at 9 p.m. ET (ESPN2, ESPN3D, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3.com).
Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas will call the action ringside from the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif.
ESPN’s Feb. 18 telecast from Salisbury, Md., marked the first time boxing has aired in 3D in the U.S.
“3D is most impactful when you have close proximity to the subject. Nothing offers closer proximity than boxing. It truly makes you feel like you have a ringside seat,” said Phil Orlins, coordinating producer for ESPN 3D.
“TV is all about access and bringing the viewer close to the game. 3D is arguably the biggest step closer to the ultimate real life experience that TV has ever been able to take. Nothing makes you feel closer to the action than watching boxing in 3D.”
Friday’s show will be the first of five additional telecasts added to the network – – July 1, July 8, July 22, and August 5.