FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 19th, 2020

BOXING RETURNS TO NBC SPORTS TONIGHT WITH INAUGURAL RING CITY USA BOUTS AT 9 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

O’Shaquie Foster (17-2, 10 KO) vs. Miguel Roman (62-13, 47 KO)

William Zepeda (21-0, 19 KO) vs. Roberto Ramirez (23-2-1, 16 KO)

Commentators: Bob Papa, Shawn Porter, Brian Campbell, Curran Bhatia

STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 19, 2020 – Boxing returns to NBC Sports tonight as Ring City USA debuts with its inaugural main and co-main event bouts at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Ring City’s main and co-main events feature a roundup of impressive young talent. Tonight’s show is headlined by resilient super featherweight contender O’Shaquie Foster (17-2, 10 KO) and the indomitable Miguel Roman (62-13, 47 KO) who will clash in a 10-round showdown. In the co-feature, undefeated lightweight prospect William Zepeda (21-0, 19 KO) challenges the skilled Roberto Ramirez (23-2-1, 16 KO) in a 10-round contest.

Last month, NBC Sports Group and Ring City USA announced a partnership to televise a series of boxing matches on NBCSN through 2021.

The partnership consists of a series of two-hour match slates on Thursday evenings at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Additional shows this year include Dec. 3 and Dec. 17, with 14 matches to be scheduled throughout 2021.

NBC Sports has brought boxing to millions of viewers across the country beginning with the first-ever live televised fight in 1939, when Lou Nova defeated Max Baer at Yankee Stadium. Over the decades to follow, NBC Sports’ coverage of the sport showcased stars including Joe Louis, “Sugar” Ray Robinson, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, and Larry Holmes.

COMMENTATORS

    • Play-by-play – Bob Papa
    • Analyst – Former two-time welterweight champion Shawn Porter
    • Analyst – Veteran combat sportswriter Brian Campbell
    • Ringside reporter – Emmy nominated-producer Curran Bhatia

 

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HOW TO WATCH – TONIGHT, THURSDAY, NOV. 19

Date Network Time (ET)
Thurs., Nov. 19 NBCSN 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. (LIVE)

 

STREAMING: All coverage also streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

 

EVENT INFORMATION

    • Location: Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles
    • 10-round contests
    • Super Featherweight: O’Shaquie Foster (17-2, 10 KO) vs. Miguel Roman (62-13, 47 KO)
    • Lightweight: William Zepeda (21-0, 19 KO) vs. Roberto Ramirez (23-2-1, 16 KO)

 

-NBC SPORTS-