FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 17th, 2020
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS RING CITY USA BOXING TONIGHT AT 9 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Charles Conwell (13-0, 10 KO) vs. Madiyar Ashkeyev (14-0, 7 KO)
Jelena Mrdjenovich (40-10-2, 19 KO) vs. Iranda Paula Torres (12-4-1, 4 KO)
Commentators: Todd Harris, Shawn Porter, Brian Campbell, Curran Bhatia
STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 17, 2020 – NBC Sports’ presentation of Ring City USA boxing continues tonight with main and co-main event bouts at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Ring City’s main event features a battle of undefeated super welterweights as Charles Conwell (13-0, 10 KO) and Madiyar Ashkeyev (14-0, 7 KO) clash in a 10-round showdown.
In the co-main event, Jelena Mrdjenovich (40-10-2, 19 KO), who has captured world titles in three different weight classes, faces Iranda Paula Torres (12-4-1, 4 KO) in a 10-round featherweight contest, while Narek Abgaryan (14-0, 6 KO) takes on Eduardo Baez (17-1-2, 6 KO) in the 120 lbs. swing bout. Freddie Roach will be in the corner of the undefeated Abgaryan for the eight-round fight vs. Baez.
Ring City USA made its debut on Nov. 19 with inaugural matches on NBCSN, which featured O’Shaquie Foster’s KO victory against Miguel Roman. In October, 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 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.
- Play-by-play – Todd Harris
- 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, DEC. 17
|Thurs., Dec. 17||NBCSN||9 p.m. – 11 p.m. (LIVE)|
- STREAMING: All coverage also streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
- Location: Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles
- Super Welterweights: Charles Conwell (13-0, 10 KO) Madiyar Ashkeyev (14-0, 7 KO); 10 rounds
- Featherweights: Jelena Mrdjenovich (40-10-2, 19 KO) Iranda Paula Torres (12-4-1, 4 KO); 10 rounds