By Jake Donovan
As reported earlier by BoxingScene.com, details of Al Haymon’s newly launched boxing series on NBC have finally been revealed during an invite-only press conference held Wednesday morning at the network’s headquarters in New York City.
The series – titled “Premiere Boxing Champions” – will kick off March 7 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the card, unbeaten welterweight knockout artist Keith Thurman will face former three-division champion Robert Guerrero. In the co-feature, Adrien Broner – also a former titlist in three weight classes – will face John Molina Jr.
The second show, on April 11th, will see junior welterweight champions Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson battle in the ring.
The first two shows will air live on NBC’s flagship station, the first is one of five to air on the network this year in prime time. Six more cards will air on NBC during Saturday afternoons throughout 2015, with nine more shows this year to air Saturday evenings on NBC Sports Network.