Front & Center: Matt Volk
Matt Volk is director of Programming & Acquisitions for ESPN. Among his many responsibilities, Volk oversees ESPN’s boxing, MMA and combat sport properties. Thursday, the Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN series debuts with a 10-round battle for the vacant NABF Middleweight title featuring Jason “El Animal” Quigley (12-0, 10 KOs) against Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (23-3, 15 KOs) – live on ESPN2 and in Spanish on ESPN Deportes (10 p.m. ET).
In this Front & Center podcast, Volk talks about the new ESPN boxing property, which is produced with 10-time world champion Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions. Volk talks about plans for a May 5 special Golden Boy Boxing On ESPN program in Las Vegas in advance of the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. showdown the next night; the addition of boxing legend Bernard Hopkins to ESPN’s coverage team and more.