FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 18th, 2013
“FIGHT NIGHT” BOXING RETURNS TO NBC SATURDAY AT 4 P.M. ET FEATURING HEAVYWEIGHTS TYSON FURY AND STEVE CUNNINGHAM
Second Fight Night Broadcast on NBC In Four Months
Live Broadcast From The Theater at Madison Square Garden
NEW YORK – April 18, 2013 – NBC Sports Group’s Fight Night boxing series will return to NBC on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET, with a live main event featuring Tyson Fury (20-0, 14 KO’s) vs.Steve “USS” Cunningham (25-5, 12 KO’s), from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y.
The special two-hour afternoon presentation of Fight Night will be the second Fight Night broadcast on NBC in four months, and only the second boxing broadcast on NBC since 2004. In addition, the broadcast will be the 10th edition of Fight Night since the series debut in January of 2012.
Former Irish, Commonwealth and British Heavyweight Champion, and current No. 9 IBF contender Fury takes on former cruiserweight World Champion and current No. 12 IBF contender Cunningham in a 12-round IBF Heavyweight Voluntary Eliminator fight for the No. 2 IBF position. The winner of Fury-Cunningham will meet the No.1 IBF contender to establish the mandatory challenger for Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko’s next fight.
NBC Sports Groups’ Fight Night broadcast team of Kenny Rice (play-by-play), Hall-of-Fame boxing trainer Freddie Roach (analyst), cruiserweight contender B.J. Flores (analyst) and Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix (reporter) will call the action.
About Fight Night: NBC Sports Network’s Fight Night series is collaboration between NBC Sports Group, Main Events and Hall of Fame matchmaker J Russell Peltz. The series premiered on January 21, 2012.
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