Media notes: Floyd Mayweather-Juan Manuel Marquez fight replayed

By Mel Bracht, Staff Writer Modified: September 25, 2009 at 4:40 am •  Published: September 25, 2009
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An HBO fight card at 9 p.m. Saturday will include a replay of Floyd Mayweather’s decisive victory over Juan Manuel Marquez in a welterweight bout Sept. 19. In the feature bout, Ukrainian native Vitali Klitschko (37-2, 36 KOs) will face Cristobal Arreola (27-0, 24 KOs) in a heavyweight bout from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Short takes
→TBS has hired Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson to host a series of interviews that will air throughout the network’s coverage of all four divisional series and the NL Championship Series. The series, titled "The Pride of October,” will debut Oct. 7.

→The debut of the 10th season of Spike TV’s "The Ultimate Fighter” on Sept. 16, following the telecast of a UFC card at Cox Convention Center, was the network’s most-watched original episode with 4.1 million viewers and a 2.9 rating. In Oklahoma City, the debut received a 3.9 rating.

→KAUT-43 and Cox 7 will air "Classics Live” from the Oklahoma Classics at Remington Park at 8 p.m. Saturday. Host Jim Byers will be joined by analyst Joy Rose and track announcer Dale Day.

→ESPN’s "College GameDay,” 9 a.m. Saturday, will originate from State College, Pa., site of the Iowa at Penn State telecast at 7 p.m. Saturday on ABC.

→As the pennant races head into the final stretch, TBS has added a Boston-N.Y. Yankees telecast at 7 tonight and the MLB Network has picked up a Minnesota-Detroit game at 6 p.m. Monday.