NBCSN & NBC Fight Night
NBCSN & NBC Fight Night third season started on January 24, 2014. NBC Sports Group's 2014 Fight Night Series will feature eight fight nights; seven on NBCSN and one on NBC. NBC Sports Group extended its deal with Kathy Duva of Main Events and Hall-of-Fame matchmaker J Russell Peltz to produce a third season of its Fight Night Series. The Fight Night Series premiered on January 21, 2012 and featured six fight nights on NBCSN and one on NBC in 2012. In 2013 five fight nights aired on NBCSN and two aired on NBC. NBCSN & NBC Fight Night will continue featuring the multiple promoter format which gives any promoter and their fighters the opportunity to take part in the series. The result is interesting and compelling matchups that would not ordinarily take place.
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Fight Night Series is a collaboration between NBC Sports Group, Main Events and J Russell Peltz. It premiered on January 21, 2012 with sportscaster Kenny Rice as play-by-play commentator along with legendary trainer Freddie Roach and heavyweight contender BJ Flores on call.
The first telecast on January 21st was supposed to have featured Eddie Chambers vs Sergei Liakhovich in the main event in a heavyweight fight but Chambers ended up injured and had to pull out of the fight.
So with less than a weeks notice heavyweights Maurice Byarm and Bryant Jennings took the fight and fought each other for the vacant USA Pennsylvania State heavyweight title. Jennings defeated Byarm by 10-round unanimous decision.
The fightcard took place in South Philadelphia at the Asylum Arena, a loud noisy venue the way fights are meant to be.
The 2014 Fight Night Series broadcast team will consist of play-by-play announcer Kenny Rice, analyst B.J. Flores and reporter Chris Mannix calling the action.