FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 9th, 2013

NBCSN TO PRESENT TELEVISION DEBUT OF “THE GOOD SON: THE RAY MANCINI STORY” SATURDAY AT 10 P.M. ET

Documentary Concludes Four Hours of Boxing Coverage on NBCSN Saturday Beginning at 8 p.m. ET with Fight Night Featuring Heavyweights Amir Mansour vs. Kelvin Price 

Co-Feature Includes Ryan Coyne vs. Lionell Thompson

Stamford, Conn. – December 9, 2013 – NBCSN will televise four hours of top-level boxing coverage Saturday beginning at 8 p.m. ET with Fight Night live on NBCSN.  Following live boxing, NBCSN presents the television debut of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning documentary The Good Son: The Ray Mancini Story at 10 p.m. ET.

THE GOOD SON: THE RAY MANCINI STORY – 10 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Directed by Jesse James Miller and based on the book of the same name by Mark Kriegel, the documentary tells the story of Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini, whose lightweight world championship was an accomplishment his father aspired to before him, and whose fatal 14-round victory over Korean boxer Duk-Koo Kim led to the decline of Mancini’s budding career.

Mancini’s nickname ‘Boom Boom’ originated from his father, Lenny, whose boxing career and championship dreams were dashed after severe injury in World War II. The younger Ray ‘Boom Boom’ emerged as a national hero from Youngstown, Ohio, winning in 1982 the title his father sought years earlier.

The Good Son chronicles the extraordinary history of both Mancini and Kim as well as the personal developments three decades after the fight that ended Kim’s life, including Mancini’s grief, guilt, retirement and subsequent redemption as he meets Ji Wan, Kim’s son who was born shortly after the fight. The documentary also includes interviews with Kim’s fiancé Young-Mi, The Good Son author Kriegel, former boxer and actor Mickey Rourke and actor and Youngstown native Ed O’Neill.

The Good Son won numerous awards including first-place at the ShadowBox Film Festival and was entered in the Hamptons International and Philadelphia Film Festivals. The Good Son makes its television premiere Saturday at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

FIGHT NIGHT – 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBC Sports Group’s Fight Night series returns this Saturday at 8 p.m. ET with elite live boxing action. The evening’s two-bout card is headlined by heavyweights Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (19-0, 14 KOs) of Wilmington, Del., and Kelvin “Price is Right” Price (14-1, 6 KOs) of Pensacola, Fla. Mansour, a 41-year old knockout artist, looks to extend his unbeaten streak  against former basketball player Price, who is 6’7”.

The co-feature light heavyweight bout includes southpaw Ryan “The Irish Outlaw” Coyne (21-1, 9 KOs) of St. Louis, Mo., vs. Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson (14-2, 9 KOs) of Buffalo, N.Y., who is on a two-fight winning streak.

COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Group’s Fight Night broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Kenny Rice, analyst B.J. Flores and reporter Chris Mannix will call the action from Superstar Theatre at Resorts International Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Mancini will join the booth as a special guest. 

FIGHT NIGHT ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will live stream Fight Night on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET.

Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Coverage airing on NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

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 and featured six original telecasts on NBCSN and one broadcast on NBC last year. In 2013, a total of seven original telecasts will air on NBCSN and NBC.

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 and featured six original telecasts on NBCSN and one broadcast on NBC last year. In 2013, a total of seven original telecasts will air on NBCSN and NBC.

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com

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