USA Tuesday Night Fights
|USA Tuesday Night Fights|
|Directed by||Anthony Giordano
|Country of origin||USA|
|Running time||120 minutes|
|Production company(s)||USA Network|
|Original run||October 1, 1982 – August 25, 1998|
USA Tuesday Night Fights is a television boxing show. It aired from October 1, 1982 through August 25, 1998 on the USA Network; at one time it was the longest continually-running boxing show on television.
Few world title fights were presented in this show, one of the notable ones being when Vinny Pazienza, a former world Lightweight champion, moved up in weight and captured the WBA world Jr. Middleweight championship with an eleventh round knockout of Gilbert Dele. Pazienza would ultimately relinquish the title following a car accident the following year. Written off from boxing by doctors after the accident, Pazienza would return to the ring with a win over Luis Santana, a fight which also aired on Tuesday Night Fights.
Other world champions to fight on the show
Many other world champions fought on this show, including Oscar de La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Roy Jones Jr., Arturo Gatti, Fernando Vargas, Hector Camacho and Antonio Tarver. Championship Pay Per View bouts were also recast on the show such as Julio César Chávez's eighth round knockout win over Joey Gamache.
In June 2006, CSI Sports launched the USA Tuesday Night Fights Knockouts pay-per-view series, featuring replays of fights that were first broadcast on this show.
- USA Tuesday Night Fights at the Internet Movie Database
- Info on the USA Tuesday Night Fights Knockouts pay-per-view series