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Albert, Leonard & Flores to Preview PBC on NBC this Saturday, Sept. 26, Live at 8:30 p.m. ET
PBC on NBC Highlighted by Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder vs. Johann Duhaupas
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 22, 2015 – Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC blow-by-blow announcer Marv Albert, analysts “Sugar” Ray Leonard and BJ Flores, and PBC on NBC coordinating producer David Gibson will participate in a conference call today, Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. ET/Noon PT.
Albert, Leonard, Flores and Gibson will preview this Saturday’s PBC on NBC broadcast live in primetime at 8:30 p.m. ET, highlighted by heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) making his second title defense, facing France’s Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs).
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Saturday’s broadcast from Birmingham, Ala. will be the first heavyweight title bout in primetime on NBC since May 20, 1985, when another undefeated American heavyweight world champion, Larry Holmes defended his title against Carl Williams in Reno, Nevada. Albert, who will handle blow-by-blow on Saturday, called the fight.
That telecast was previewed in the Los Angeles Times by Larry Stewart as follows:
“NBC is treating Monday night’s fight between Larry Holmes and Carl (The Truth) Williams in Reno as a major event. The network is bringing in its top production people to work the fight, and tons of equipment. Executive producer Mike Weisman will be on hand to oversee the production. Dick Enberg will be the telecast host, with Marv Albert and Ferdie Pacheco calling the action. NBC will superimpose a clock in the lower right corner of the screen that will go from zero to 3 minutes instead of starting at 3 minutes and counting down. Fight coverage will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, with Marvis Frazier facing James (Quick) Tillis in a scheduled 10-round preliminary.”
Coverage of Premier Boxing Champions will continue Saturday at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
NBC Sports Group will present more than 50 hours of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) coverage in 2015, including cards on NBC and NBCSN, and NBCSN pre- and post-fight programming for NBC telecasts. The Premier Boxing Champions series is created for television by Haymon Boxing. The PBC on NBC will feature many of today’s brightest stars, in their most compelling matches.
NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream coverage on NBC and NBCSN via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–