While ESPN and Fox air boxing more often, they aren't the only sports networks to feature live fights. Obviously Showtime and HBO get the big matches, but NBC Sports Network does have a contract as well. NBCSN's Fight Night returns this Saturday with 3 matches that most people will probably enjoy. Here's the press release from NBC Sports Group outlining the event.
NBC SPORTS NETWORK’S FIGHT NIGHT RETURNS WHEN CURTIS STEVENS BATTLES SAUL ROMAN, SAT., AUG. 3RD
Co-Features Include Cruiserweights Eddie Chambers vs. Thabiso and Heavyweights Mchunu & Tomasz Adamek vs. Dominick Guinn
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 31, 2013 – NBC Sports Group’s Fight Night series returns this Saturday, August 3 at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network with an exciting slate of live action from Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. The evening’s three-bout card is headlined by middleweightsCurtis “Showtime” Stevens (24-3, 17 KOs) of Brooklyn, N.Y., against Saul “La Fiera” Roman(37-9, 31 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico. A victory for Stevens would notch his 25th as a professional, while Roman aims for his fourth consecutive knockout.
Fight Night’s twin bill of co-feature bouts include a cruiserweight tilt between former USBA heavyweight champion “Fast” Eddie Chambers (36-3, 18 KOs) of Philadelphia against South Africa’s Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu (13-1, 10 KOs). In the heavyweight contest, IBF North America heavyweight titleholder Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (48-2, 29 KOs) of Poland returns toFight Night to take on Dominick “The Southern Disaster” Guinn (34-9) of Hot Springs, Ark. Saturday’s telecast will be the eleventh edition of Fight Night since the series debut in January 2012.
Matches on Saturday, August 3, on NBC Sports Network at 10:30 p.m. ET:
|Curtis Stevens vs. Saul Roman||Middleweights||Headline|
|Eddie Chambers vs. Thabiso Mchunu||Cruiserweight||Co-Feature|
|Tomasz Adamek vs. Dominick Guinn||Heavyweight||Co-Feature|
NBC Sports Group’s Fight Night broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Kenny Rice, analystB.J. Flores and reporter Chris Mannix will call the action from Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. Special guest and former boxer Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini will join the booth.
FIGHT NIGHT ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will live stream Fight Night on Friday at 10:30 p.m. ET.
Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
Coverage airing on NBC Sports Network will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets throughNBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
Click here for the participating cable/satellite/telco companies offering NBC Sports Live Extra: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2013/06/06/nbc-sports-live-extra-providers/
About Fight Night: NBC Sports Network’s Fight Night series is collaboration between NBC Sports Group, Main Events and Hall of Fame matchmaker J Russell Peltz. The series premiered on January 21, 2012 and featured six original telecasts on NBC Sports Network and one broadcast on NBC. In 2013, a total of seven original telecasts will air on NBC Sports Network and NBC.
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– NBC Sports Group –