NEW YORK, March 10, 1999 — On March 13, 1999, defending Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis will duke it out for the crown title of Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World. Boxing fans worldwide will be able to experience exclusive pre- and post-fight activities through Internet video content from the MSN
network of Internet services at http://www.holyfieldlewis.com/ . Users will be able to watch both real-time and on-demand video content with the Microsoft® Windows® Media Player, which is easily downloadable from the site.
The exciting schedule of live Internet events offered by MSN is as follows:
Wednesday, March 10, 1999, 2 p.m. EST
Final press conference before the Undisputed World Heavyweight Championship Fight
Thursday, March 11, 1999, 4 p.m. EST
Official prefight weigh-in
Friday, March 12, 1999, 4 p.m. EST
Saturday, March 13, 1999, TBA – untelevised official precard fights Available only on the Internet free from MSN (connect-time charges may apply)
Saturday, March 13, 1999, immediately following fight Chat session with boxing analyst on MSN
Saturday, March 13, 1999, following fight
Post-fight press conference with submitted Internet user questions
Since July 1998, over 25 million consumers have downloaded the Windows Media Player to watch and listen to compelling Internet video and audio content. During the recent MSN exhibition of the Oscar de la Hoya and Ike Quartey fight, approximately 60,000 consumers logged on to the site and downloaded video streams of fight content the week surrounding the welterweight title match.
Throughout the online coverage of the Holyfield-Lewis fight, boxing fans will also have the opportunity to win prizes, including a new multimedia computer and fight merchandise such as T-shirts and pictures of the championship fighters. Those who want details on how to register for the sweepstakes sponsored by MSN can log on to http://www.holyfieldlewis.com/ .
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