First Broadcast of Boxing Match on NBC Since 2004
Main Event Featuring Tomasz Adamek vs. Steve Cunningham
Co-Feature Includes Tor Hamer vs. Vyacheslav Glazkov
NEW YORK – December 12, 2012 – NBC Sports Group and Main Events continue the Fight Night series on December 22 at 4 p.m. ET on NBC, and will feature Hall-of-Fame ring announcer Michael Buffer, who is famous for his “Let’s get ready to rumble” phrase. In addition to serving as ring announcer for the event, Buffer will serve as the voice for NBC’s promotional campaign and tune-in spots leading up to the broadcast.
After six successful Fight Night telecasts on NBC Sports Network, the event on December 22 will air on NBC and become the first boxing broadcast on the network since 2004.
The main event features current IBF North American Heavyweight Champion Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (47-2, 29 KO’s) of Kearny, N.J. vs. Steve “USS” Cunningham (25-4, 12 KO’s) of Philadelphia, Pa., in a 12-round heavyweight fight at Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa. The two heavyweights will fight for Adamek’s IBF North American Heavyweight Championship belt and the vacant No. 2 IBF Heavyweight Position.
In the co-feature, Tor Hamer (19-1, 12 KO’s) of New York, N.Y., steps in to the ring against undefeated Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (13-0, 9 KO’s) of Langansk, Ukraine, in an eight-round heavyweight bout.
NBC Sports Groups’ Fight Night broadcast team of Kenny Rice (play-by-play), Hall-of-Fame boxing trainer Freddie Roach (analyst), cruiserweight contender B.J. Flores (analyst) and Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix (reporter) will call the action.
2012-2013 NBC SPORTS NETWORK FIGHT NIGHT SCHEDULE
(All times ET and subject to change)
|Saturday, Dec., 22||4 p.m. ET||NBC||Bethlehem, PA|
|Saturday, Jan., 19||9 p.m. ET||NBC Sports Network||Mohegan, CT|
|Saturday, Feb., 23||10:30 p.m. ET||NBC Sports Network||TBA|
|Saturday, Mar., 9||10 p.m. ET||NBC Sports Network||TBA|
|Saturday, June 14||9 p.m. ET||NBC Sports Network||TBA|
About Fight Night: The 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 will feature a total of seven original telecasts in the 2012.
Earlier this year, NBC Sports Group and Main Events agreed to renew the series for the 2013-2014 season. Starting in 2013, the series will feature six original telecasts on the NBC Sports Network and up to two broadcasts on NBC.
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