A Look at the Matchup: Adrien “The Problem” Broner vs. “Showtime” Shawn Porter
Coverage Begins with Errol Spence Jr. vs. Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 15, 2015 – In five days, on Saturday, June 20 at 8:30 p.m. ET, PBC on NBC returns to primetime at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., featuring a highly anticipated showdown between former titleholders Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-1, 22 KOs) and “Showtime” Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16 KOs).
Coverage begins with the undefeated Errol Spence Jr. (16-0, 13 KOs) vs. hard-hitting veteran Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (37-3, 23 KOs) in a welterweight bout. Blow-by-blow announcer Marv Albert, and analysts “Sugar” Ray Leonard and B.J. Flores call the action. Al Michaels hosts, current middleweight titleholder Daniel Jacobs serves as a corner analyst in his primetime PBC on NBC debut, and Kenny Rice reports from ring-side. After the NBC show, live boxing continues on NBCSN at 11 p.m. ET.
A LOOK AT THE MATCHUP
One of boxing’s biggest stars, Adrien Broner (Cincinnati, Ohio) enters the fight coming off a victory against John Molina Jr. in the primetime debut of PBC on NBC on March 7. The 25-year old has earned titles at 130, 135 and 147 pounds, and looks to add another win to his resume against fellow Ohio-native Shawn Porter.
The 27-year-old Porter is eager to keep his momentum going after scoring a fifth-round knockout over Erick Bone on March 13. The Akron-native dominated Devon Alexander in December 2013 to win the welterweight title, going on to overpower former two-division titleholder Paulie Malignaggi with a fourth round stoppage in April 2014.
PBC: CORNER TO CORNER ON NBCSN
NBCSN presents encore presentations of PBC: Corner to Corner leading up to Saturday’s broadcast. The one-hour show takes an inside look at the lives of boxers Adrien Broner, Shawn Porter, Errol Spence and Roberto Garcia, as they prepare for their PBC on NBC bouts.
Below is the schedule for encore presentations of PBC: Corner to Corner on NBCSN (all times ET):
|Mon., June 15||1 a.m. (Encore)||NBCSN|
|Wed., June 17||Midnight (Encore)||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 20||1:30 p.m. (Encore)||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 20||4:30 p.m. (Encore)||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 20||7:30 p.m. (Encore)||NBCSN|
The PBC: Corner to Corner specials featuring in-depth profiles of the boxers debuts leading into each of NBC’s primetime PBC shows. Click here for program highlights.
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