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Front & Center Podcast: Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN premieres Thursday

Jason "El Animal" Quigley ((L) headlines the debut of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN on Thursday. (Golden Boy Promotions)
Middleweight Jason “El Animal” Quigley (L) headlines the debut of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN on Thursday. (Golden Boy Promotions)

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.

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