NBC Sports punches up boxing slate

NBC Sports Group is expanding its presence in the ring, announcing a multi-year deal to carry the boxing series PBC on NBC this spring. The deal will see 20 live boxing shows featuring Premier Boxing Champions in 2015 on NBC and NBCSN starting Saturday, March 7, at 9p on the broadcast channel. The debut show will be hosted by Al Michaels, who will also host subsequent primetime PBC shows on NBC. Overall, programming will include 5 Saturday shows in primetime on NBC, 6 in the afternoon and 9 in primetime on NBCSN. In addition, NBC UNIVERSO, the general entertainment cable channel for Latinos launching on Feb. 1, will televise encore presentations of select shows.

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