Program Highlights Danny Garcia, Lamont Peterson, Andy Lee & Peter Quillin
“PBC on NBC” Hits the Big Apple Saturday, April 11, Live in Primetime
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 1, 2015 – NBCSN presents a new PBC: Corner to Corner tomorrow, Thursday, April 2 at 10 p.m. ET. The program is a one-hour show with an inside look at the lives of boxers Danny Garcia, Lamont Peterson, Andy Lee and Peter Quillin, as they prepare for their PBC on NBC debut on Saturday, April 11 at 8:30 p.m. ET live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The PBC: Corner to Corner specials featuring in-depth profiles of the boxers will air on NBCSN leading into each of NBC’s primetime PBC shows.
Highlights from each boxer’s story in this week’s episode include:
- DANNY GARCIA: The show visits Garcia at his Philadelphia, Pa., boxing gym, decorated with the flag of his family’s native Puerto Rico. He is close to his family, sharing a home with his mother, his father Angel Garcia, who trains him, and his younger twin sisters. Garcia has helped stimulate the economy and provide jobs in his north Philadelphia neighborhood by opening a compound that includes a gym, auto detailer and a barber shop.
- LAMONT PETERSON: Peterson met Barry Hunter, his trainer of more than 20 years, when he was 10 years old at his local Washington, D.C., boxing gym. Hunter took Peterson and his younger brother Anthony, who were homeless at the time, under his wing, acting as a father figure and mentoring them through their journeys to become professional boxers. The profile also details Peterson’s relationship with his daughter Summer, who motivates him to keep working in the gym and the ring.
- ANDY LEE: Ireland-born Lee trained with famed boxer and trainer Emanuel Steward in Detroit, Mich., before Steward’s passing. Now, Lee carries Steward’s memory with him into the ring. Despite being known for his 24 knockouts in 36 fights, Lee’s current trainer Adam Booth has helped build him into a technical boxer.
- PETER QUILLIN: Although Quillin considers Brooklyn home, he conducts his strict training program out of Santa Monica, Calif., in order to eliminate distractions. Quillin is passionate about mentoring and inspiring kids, often inviting them into his gym to offer guidance and encouragement.
Below is the schedule for PBC: Corner to Corner on NBCSN (all times ET):
|Thurs., April 2||10 p.m. (Premiere)|
|Fri., April 3||1:30 a.m. (Encore)|
|Sat., April 4||12:30 p.m. (Encore)|
|Sun., April 5||5:30 p.m. (Encore)|
|Thurs., April 9||1:30 a.m. (Encore)|
|Fri., April 10||6 p.m. (Encore)|
|Sat., April 11||1 a.m. (Encore)|
PBC on NBC makes its Big Apple debut from Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, April 11 at 8:30 p.m. ET. The event features four boxers with a combined 127-4-1 record and 80 KOs – undefeated superstar Danny “Swift” Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) vs. Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs), and middleweight titleholder “Irish” Andy Lee (34-2, 24 KOs) vs. Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs). Blow-by-blow announcer Marv Albert and analyst “Sugar” Ray Leonard call the action. Al Michaels will host and Bob Costas will present a feature on the history of boxing in New York. B.J. Flores will serve as a corner analyst, and Kenny Rice will report ring-side.
NBC and NBCSN will present 20 live PBC on NBC boxing events in 2015. Within the 20 live shows, NBC Sports Group will present more than 50 hours of PBC coverage, including 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.
All PBC on NBC shows will be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. NBC Sports Live Extra is available for desktops at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–