Stepping into the national primetime television spotlight for the second time in as many days, Hall of Fame boxing trainer Freddie Roach will appear as a commentator in tonight's inaugural broadcast of the NBC Sports Network's Boxing Series. (9 p.m. Eastern, NBC Sports Network)
Last night, Roach viewed the premiere of his HBO series, "On Freddie Roach" from Philadelphia, PA where he was preparing for tonight's NBCSN show along with co-commentators Kenny Rice, cruiserweight contender BJ Flores and ringside reporter Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.
The main event features a not so civil War between North and South Philly for bragging rights to the City of Brotherly Love and the Pennsylvania State Heavyweight Championship.
Maurice Byarm 13-0-1, 9 KO's will represent the North vs. cross town rival big man, Bryant Jennings 11-0, 5 KO's.
Opening the show will be a junior middleweight match-up between Mexico's Jesus Soto Karass 24-6-3, 16 KO's and Gabriel Rosado 18-5, 10 KO's of Philadelphia. Prior to the main event of the evening, unbeaten light heavyweights Sullivan Barrera of Cuba and Detroit's Damar Singleton will put their perfect records on the line.
"I am really excited about being part of this series," Roach said. "It's a great card and I'm looking forward to all the fights. The heavyweights who will face each other in the main event, in particular, have a tremendous opportunity," the veteran trainer added.
The first televised bout on The NBC Sports Network begins at 9 p.m. To find the location of the network on your cable, satellite or IPTV system, click on the link below:
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