via press release:
|HEAVYWEIGHTS TOMASZ ADAMEK AND STEVE CUNNINGHAM HEADLINE “FIGHT NIGHT” SATURDAY AT 4 P.M. ET ON NBC|
|First Boxing Match Broadcast on NBC Since 2004
Michael Buffer to Serve As Ring Announcer
Co-Feature Bout Includes Heavyweights Tor Hamer vs. Vyacheslav Glazkov
|New York - December 20, 2012 - NBC Sports Group continues the Fight Night series, Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on NBC, with a main event featuring Tomasz "Goral" Adamek (47-2, 29 KO's) of Kearny, N.J., vs Steve "USS" Cunningham (25-4, 12 KO's) of Philadelphia, Pa., at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa.
Current IBF North American Heavyweight Champion Adamek takes on Cunningham in a 12-round heavyweight fight for Adamek's IBF North American Heavyweight Championship belt and the vacant No. 2 IBF heavyweight position.
After six successful Fight Night telecasts on NBC Sports Network, the event on Saturday will air on NBC, the first boxing broadcast on the network since 2004. Hall-of-Fame ring announcer Michael Buffer, who is famous for his “Let’s get ready to rumble” phrase, will serve as ring announcer for the event.
In the co-feature bout, Tor Hamer (19-1, 12 KO’s) of New York, N.Y., steps in to the ring against undefeated Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (13-0, 9 KO’s) of Langansk, Ukraine, in an eight-round heavyweight bout.
NBC Sports Groups’ Fight Night broadcast team of Kenny Rice (play-by-play), Hall-of-Fame boxing trainer Freddie Roach (analyst), cruiserweight contender B.J. Flores (analyst) and Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix (reporter) will call the action.
2012-2013 NBC SPORTS GROUP FIGHT NIGHT SCHEDULE
(All times ET and subject to change)
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 will feature a total of seven original telecasts in the 2012.
Earlier this year, NBC Sports Group and Main Events agreed to renew the series for the 2013-2014 season. Starting in 2013, the series will feature six original telecasts on the NBC Sports Network and up to two broadcasts on NBC.