FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 6th, 2015
FIVE DAYS UNTIL PBC ON NBC HITS THE BIG APPLE LIVE IN PRIMETIME ON NBC
Danny Garcia vs. Lamont Peterson & Andy Lee vs. Peter Quillin in Brooklyn Boxing Showdowns Saturday, April 11, at 8:30 p.m. ET
Bob Costas, Al Michaels & Marv Albert to Work Together For First Time Ever
Chris Mannix Joins NBCSN’s PBC Coverage
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 6, 2015 – In five days, on Saturday, April 11 at 8:30 p.m. ET, PBC on NBC makes its Big Apple debut from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The event 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 titleholder “Irish” Andy Lee (34-2, 24 KOs) vs. Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs).
The broadcast features native New Yorkers Marv Albert, Al Michaels, and Bob Costas working together for the first time ever (Albert and Michaels are from Brooklyn, Costas from Commack, Long Island).
Costas presents a feature on the history of boxing in New York. Michaels hosts the broadcast. Albert calls the fights alongside analyst “Sugar” Ray Leonard, the six-time world champion and 1976 Olympic gold medalist. B.J. Flores serves as corner analyst, with Kenny Rice reporting ring-side. Chris Mannix serves as a reporter on Saturday night’s live NBCSN 11 p.m. ET coverage, immediately following the NBC primetime show.
A LOOK AT THE MATCHUPS
Now in his fourth year as a titleholder, Philadelphia’s Danny Garcia returns to Barclays Center for a record fourth time to face Washington, D.C.’s Lamont Peterson, a gifted boxer-puncher with as much heart as talent. Peterson, a former longtime titleholder, once again has a chance to prove himself against Garcia in this long-anticipated clash.
Peter Quillin, born in Chicago but fighting out of New York City, faces Andy Lee in the same arena where he won the middleweight title in 2012 with a six-knockdown performance against Hassan N’Dam in the first boxing card hosted by Barclays Center. An accomplished amateur who was Ireland’s sole boxing representative at the 2004 Olympic Games, Lee returns to fight in New York City for a fifth time.
PBC: CORNER TO CORNER ON NBCSN
NBCSN presents encore presentations of PBC: Corner to Corner leading up to Saturday’s broadcast. The program is a one-hour show with an inside look at the lives of boxers Danny Garcia, Lamont Peterson, Andy Lee and Peter Quillin, as they prepare for their PBC on NBC debuts.
Below is the schedule for encore presentations of PBC: Corner to Corner on NBCSN (all times ET):
|Thurs., April 9||1:30 a.m.|
|Thurs., April 9||6 a.m.|
|Fri., April 10||7 a.m.|
|Fri., April 10||8 a.m.|
|Fri., April 10||6 p.m.|
|Sat., April 11||2 a.m.|
The PBC: Corner to Corner specials featuring in-depth profiles of the boxers will air on NBCSN leading into each of NBC’s primetime PBC shows. Click here for program highlights.
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.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–