Tonight’s NBC Sports Network Fight Night heavyweight clash between, rising star Bryant Jennings of Philadelphia and Tonga’s tough Bowie Tupou is set to be re-telecast at 1 A.M. ET (10 P.M. Pacific) following tonight’s PPV clash between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. Jennings puts his USBA heavyweight title on the line in this 12-round main event battle.
“This is going to be a big night for boxing fans,” said promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events. “While we recognize that millions of people will watch the Pacquiao-Marquez fight live, we want to get the word out to all of those who forget to use their DVR’s to cover both events that they can catch all of tonight’s action from Philadelphia by tuning into NBC Sports Network’s 1 A.M. replay after the big PPV event is over.”
The NBC Sports Network Fight Night show will originally air at 10 P.M. ET with a compelling 10-round junior lightweight crossroads fight between Philadelphia’s Eric Hunter, who puts his 16-2, 9 K0s record on the line against Jerry Belmontes, of Corpus Christi, TX, who is 17-0, 5 K0s.
Weights: Jennings vs. Tupou
PHILADELPHIA – The weigh in was held tonight for Saturday night’s nationally televised NBC Sports Network Fight Night boxing event at Temple University’s Pearson / McGonigle Hall. Heavyweights Bryant Jennings, 15-0, 7 KOs, and Bowie Tupou, 22-2, 16 KOs take center stage in the main event as they battle 12 rounds for Jennings’ USBA heavyweight title. Junior lightweights Eric Hunter, 16-2, 9 KOs and Jerry Belmontes, 17-0, 5 KOs will in engage in a 10 round co-feature contest.
The NBC Sports Network Fight Night telecast will begin at 10PM EST on Saturday, December 8th. Fight fans will be able to catch a re-air of the show after the Pacquaio – Marquez fight, beginning 1AM Eastern, 10PM Pacific.
Bryant Jennings 225.25 vs. Bowie Tupou 253
Jerry Belmontes 129 vs. Eric Hunter 126.5
Jesse Hart 168 vs. Steven Tyner 170
Angel Luis Ocasio 134 vs. Esteban Rodriguez 135.5
Alex Barbosa 122.5 vs. Joshua Arocho 124
Taneal Goyco 174 vs. Todd Unthank-May 178
Anthony Burgin 129 vs. Kenneth Brown 129.5
Josue Rivera 143.5 vs. Hasan Young 146.7
photo: Chris Toney