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,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 .
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.