Boxing returns to prime-time network television on NBC

AP News
Posted: Jan 14, 2015 1:53 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Thurman will fight Robert Guerrero and Adrien Broner will face John Molina Jr. on March 7 in the first bouts in a new prime-time boxing series on NBC.

Haymon Boxing is financing the productions, which will include five Saturday night broadcasts on NBC this year. The network also said Wednesday that Danny Garcia will take on Lamont Peterson on April 11.

It's a new approach by Al Haymon's management company to grow a sport that today relies heavily on pay-per-view telecasts.

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There will also be six Saturday afternoon programs on NBC and nine Saturday prime-time shows on cable channel NBCSN in 2015.