via press release:
All-Access Show Premieres Wednesday, March 21 at 10:30 PM ET
Zab “Super” Judah vs. Vernon Paris on NBC Sports Network Fight Night, Saturday, March 24 at 10 PM ET
NEW YORK – March 14, 2012 – Zab “Super” Judah, former undisputed welterweight and junior welterweight champion, will be featured in Fight Night 36: Zab Judah, premiering Wednesday, March 21 at 10:30 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network.
The NBC Sports Network extends its all-access 36 series to boxing for the first time with this 30-minute special that chronicles 36 hours in the life of the Brooklyn boxer as he prepares to face Vernon Paris in a box-off for the No. 1 contender position in the Junior Welterweight division. Judah’s match with Paris will air on the second edition of the NBC Sports Network Fight Night boxing series, Saturday, March 24 at 10 p.m. ET.
“Compelling, story-driven access is something we want to grow in the NBC Sports Network original space, said Ron Wechsler, Vice President, Original Programming and Development, NBC Sports Network. “Given the success we have seen with NHL 36, we are excited to extend the brand to boxing. With Zab Judah returning to his hometown of Brooklyn, we have an amazing hook for our first Fight Night 36 special.”
NHL 36 is a regular series that profiles NHL players and has received acclaim since it debuted on the NBC Sports Network last December.
“The NBC Sports Network’s decision to support its Fight Night professional boxing series by extending its 36 format into the sweet science is just the kind of support that our sport needs,” said promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events. “Every boxer I know is his own reality show. I am quite confident that we will win lots of new fans to the sport with this type of programming. I can’t wait to see the premiere.”
Following are reairs of Fight Night 36: Zab Judah: March 22 at 11:30 p.m., March 23 at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., March 24 at 6 p.m. and at 9:30 p.m. as the lead-in to the Judah-Paris fight. All times are ET.