Are you ready for the return of boxing to prime time television?
The Premier Boxing Champions series makes its debut on NBC on Saturday night, with three exciting bouts airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
NBC’s coverage of the fights will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, with a star-studded broadcast team calling the action.
After NBC’s broadcast concludes, tune in to NBC Sports Network for even more coverage of Saturday night’s PBC action.
In a closely matched clash between 147-pound stalwarts, Keith “One Time” Thurman puts his unbeaten record on the line against Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero.
Thurman (24-0, 21 KOs) looks to deliver on his “KOs for life” motto, but he’ll have his work cut out for him against Guerrero (32-2-1, 18 KOs), who’s never been stopped early in his career.
Thurman is coming off a unanimous decision over Leonard Bundu in December, while Guerrero bounced back from his first loss in nearly a decade at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr. to top Yoshihiro Kamegai in June.
Adrien “The Problem” Broner (29-1, 21 KOs) says he’s “Mr. NBC.”
Now it’s time to prove it when he takes on the dangerous John “The Gladiator” Molina Jr. (27-5, 22 KOs) in a 140-pound showdown. It’s a clash of Broner’s flash versus Molina’s quiet grit.
Molina looks to get back on track after a pair of losses last year to Lucas Matthysse and Humberto Soto. Broner’s lone loss came courtesy of Marcos Maidana in 2013, but since then he’s earned decisions over Carlos Molina and Emmanuel Taylor.
Were it not for a bout against Jhonny Gonzalez where he says he got “careless,” Abner Mares could be sporting an unbeaten record.
As it stands, he comes into his bout with Arturo Santos Reyes at 28-1-1 with 15 KOs, having learned the lesson that you can’t take any fighter lightly.
Now it’s time to get down to business when he steps into the ring for a 126-pound tilt against Reyes (18-4, 15 KOs), a former Olympian who fought for his native Mexico in the 2008 Beijing Games.
For both the live audience and those watching on television, the Premier Boxing Champions series will offer a viewing experience unlike anything ever seen before.
Inside the arena, the 180,000-pound “Ring of Honor” will allow fight fans to view replays and highlights on giant LED screens above the ring, accompanied by a state-of-the-art sound system that will enhance the action.
An array of 32 cameras above the ring will create 360-degree images that provide an unprecedented look at the action.
All together, it will offer the most spectacular look at a boxing match that anyone has ever seen.