Adrien “The Problem” Broner vs. “Showtime” Shawn Porter & Errol Spence Jr. vs. Phil “The Italian Sensation” Lo Greco
PunchTracking Technology & Skycam Make PBC on NBC Primetime Debuts
Encore Presentations of PBC: Corner to Corner Profiling the Fighters to Air Tomorrow on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 19, 2015 – Tomorrow, 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), fighting at a catchweight of 144lbs. Coverage on NBC begins with Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (16-0, 13 KOs) looking to maintain his perfect record in a welterweight bout against Phil “The Italian Sensation” Lo Greco (26-1, 14 KOs).
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.
PUNCHTRACKING TECHNOLOGY AND SKYCAM MAKE PBC ON NBC PRIMETIME DEBUTS
NBC Sports will use PunchTracking technology, which tracks the speed and force of punches thrown and landed in real-time, during Saturday’s PBC on NBC broadcast. The data are collected from small chips inside the wrist-area of the boxing gloves. A graphic overlay that illustrates where the punches hit and the associated metrics will be used in replays.
In addition, NBC will utilize a Skycam to provide unique aerial views during the broadcast.
PBC: CORNER TO CORNER ON NBCSN
NBCSN presents encore presentations of PBC: Corner to Corner tomorrow leading up to the PBC on NBC broadcast. The one-hour show takes an inside look at the lives of boxers Adrien Broner, Shawn Porter, and Errol Spence as they prepare for their PBC on NBC bouts.
Below is the schedule for encore presentations of PBC: Corner to Corner on NBCSN Saturday (all times ET):
|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.
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.
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