Group Photos of Legendary Sports Broadcast Trio – Bob Costas, Al Michaels & Marv Albert – Working Together For First Time
Live PBC on NBC Primetime Telecast Features Danny “Swift” Garcia (29-0) vs. Lamont Peterson (33-2-1), and “Irish” Andy Lee (34-2) vs. Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (31-0)
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 10, 2015 – Boxing hits Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., tomorrow, Saturday, April 11 for NBC’s 8:30 pm ET primetime telecast of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC).
Marv Albert (blow-by-blow) and fellow New York-natives Al Michaels (host) and Bob Costas (special contributor) will work together on a broadcast for the first time ever, and will be joined on the telecast by analyst and six-time world champion “Sugar” Ray Leonard, corner analyst B.J. Flores, and reporter Kenny Rice.
The primetime show 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 champion “Irish” Andy Lee (34-2, 24 KOs) vs. Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs).
Below are photos taken at today’s NBC Sports media luncheon in New York. Photo credit on all is Heidi Gutman/NBC. For print-quality downloadable photos, please see the links below.
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 at the App Store for iPad and iPod touch, on select devices within Google Play, and on windows phones and tablets.
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