Premier Boxing Champions is set to debut on ESPN when Keith Thurman collides with Luis Collazo on July 11 (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida. And serving as host for all PBC on ESPN broadcasts will be longtime television reporter and anchor Marysol Castro.
Castro is formerly a news anchor at WPIX in New York. Before that, she appeared on Good Morning America Weekend on ABC for more than seven years and The Early Show on CBS for more than a year.
Castro holds a master’s degree from the Columbia School of Journalism.
"It is a privilege to work for the worldwide leader in sports, ESPN." Castro said. "I'm extremely excited to be a part of such an energetic, smart and fun team. My years at network news, my love of sports and experience as an athlete have prepared me for this next chapter in my professional life. I look forward to bringing boxing back to the forefront of sports."
She will be part of a broadcast crew that also includes blow-by-blow man Joe Tessitore, ringside analyst Teddy Atlas and reporters Todd Grisham and Bernardo Osuna, all of whom were previously part of ESPN's Friday Night Fights coverage. Nigel Collins will handle social media content and analysis.
ESPN's July 11 card will also feature a 154-pound fight between undefeated Tony Harrison and Willie Nelson.
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