FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
NBC SPORTS NETWORK PRESENTS “FIGHT NIGHT 36: BRYANT JENNINGS”
NEW YORK – December 4, 2012 – Undefeated heavyweight Bryant Jennings (15-0, 7 KO’s) will be featured in Fight Night 36: Bryant Jennings, premiering Thursday, December 6 at 10:00 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network.
The half hour special chronicles 36-hours in the life of the North Philadelphia boxer, as he prepares to face Bowie Tupou (22-2, 16 KO’s) in a voluntary defense of his USBA Heavyweight Title. The show tracks Jennings from the apartment he shares with his grandmother, to his sunrise training session, to his day job at the Federal Reserve Bank.
During the episode, NBC Sports Network cameras travel with Jennings for a grueling workout at the no-frills ABC Gym. In addition, the crew follows Jennings as he spends time with his son Mason, and takes an emotional trip to the bullet-strewn Philadelphia neighborhood from which Jennings emerged.
Fight Night 36: Bryant Jennings includes commentary from veteran trainer Fred Jenkins, and Philadelphia legend Marvin “Machine Gun” Garris. The show also captures Jennings, as he reflects on his upcoming opponent and the unique journey that got Jennings this point in his career.
“Compelling, story-driven programming is a staple of our network and the 36 Series.” said Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network. “Bryant Jennings’ talent and his incredible story make for a very captivating Fight Night 36 special.”
“Bryant Jennings is the first real star to be developed entirely on NBC Sports Network’s Fight Night series. He appeared in the main event, on our first broadcast in January, and he will close the year for us on Saturday.” said Kathy Duva, CEO, Main Events. “Jennings has stepped up time after time and used the series as a platform from which to launch his career. So it is a natural progression that he should now get the chance to tell us more about his very interesting story on Fight Night 36.”
Jennings Fight Night match with Tupou will air Saturday, December 8 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. Kenny Rice will serve as the play-by-play commentator for the telecast, and will be joined by Hall-of-Fame boxing trainer Freddie Roach and cruiserweight contender B.J. Flores. Chris Mannix will serve as the ringside reporter.
Following are re-airs of Fight Night 36: Bryant Jennings: Dec., 7 at 12:30 a.m., Dec., 8 at 4:30 p.m., Dec., 9 at 4 p.m., Dec., 13 at 8:30 p.m., and Dec., 25 at 1:30 a.m. All times are ET.
Preview video: http://www.p3entertainment.com/FN36Jennings/