NBC Sports FIGHT NIGHT Kicks Off 2014 1/24
The popular NBCSN Fight Night series kicks off 2014 from the Superstar Theatre at Resorts International Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., on Friday, January, 24, 2014. Programming will begin at 10 p.m. ET. The main event will feature a ten-round middleweight brawl matching power against pressure when Brooklyn's own Curtis "Showtime" Stevens (25-4, 18 KOs) takes on Patrick "The Machine" Majewski (21-2, 13KOs).
"We are excited to deliver the action-packed Fight Night to our fans for a third season with the 2014 debut featuring a top-flight card highlighted by middleweight contender Curtis Stevens' return to the series," said Gary Quinn, NBC Sports Group Vice president of programming.
Main Events CEO, Kathy Duva, added: "I really can't wait to kick off the 2014 NBCSN Fight Night season! The card that we've put together for Friday, January 24th should be great. Both Stevens and Majewski have something to prove, so this looks to be a sensational match-up. We're also bringing Thabiso Mchunu back, and then, on March 15th (9-11pm) we'll finally see the Tomasz Adamek vs. Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov match that was originally scheduled for November 16, 2013. We also may have some surprises up our sleeves for the end of the year."
Adding some further excitement to the main event, Patrick Majewski, originally of Radom, Poland, is currently residing in Atlantic City and this will be his first fight in front of his adopted hometown crowd. Majewski seeks to make a statement after his loss to Patrick Nielsen in Denmark this past September while Curtis Stevens is looking to Bounce back from his loss to Gennady Golovkin at Madison Square Garden in November.
The co-feature will include a battle between Thabiso "The Rock" Mchunu (14-1, 10 KOs) of South Africa and Olanrewaju "God's Power" Durodola (15-1, 14 KOs) of Nigeria in a ten-round match-up for the NABF cruiserweight title. Mchunu made his U.S. and Fight Night debut in August 2013 with his unanimous decision upset over "Fast" Eddie Chambers at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. Durodola is coming off eight straight knock-out victories, and only one of his 16 bouts has ended in a decision, so don't expect this one to go the distance.
FIGHT NIGHT ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra - NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets - will live stream Fight Night on Friday, Jan. 24 at 10 p.m. ET. Coverage will be streamed via "TV Everywhere," the media industry's effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra (http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001DsGguzr5ArQIchkRJBr0CEsYlBCQp2RukGJlqW6DYDsacXboU07FFXD73zvq10-YmLEiuSKDJfVpLNY1-PV3invAjmfAxNgLsX6CRAXzf8z5Yip0jKVGarz0JaQN1q8W). The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
Coverage airing on NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via "TV Everywhere," which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Group's Fight Night broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Kenny Rice, analyst B.J. Flores and reporter Chris Mannix will call the action from Atlantic City.
About Fight Night: NBC Sports Network's Fight Night series is collaboration between NBC Sports Group, Main Events and Hall of Fame matchmaker J Russell Peltz. The series premiered on January 21, 2012 and featured six original broadcasts on NBCSN and one broadcast on NBC in 2012. In 2013, a total of five original broadcasts aired on NBCSN and two original telecasts aired on NBC.
ABOUT FRIDAY, JANUARY 24TH
Friday, January 24th at Resorts Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ features a ten-round middleweight battle between Curtis "Showtime" Stevens and Patrick "The Machine" Majewski in the main event.
The ten-round Cruiserweight co-feature between Thabiso "The Rock" Mchunu andOlanrewaju "God's Power" Durodola, will be for the vacant NABF Cruiserweight Title. Six additional fights are planned. Undercard will be announced shortly.
Doors will open at 7:00 PM ET, First Fight at 8:00 PM ET. The main event and co-feature will be broadcast 10:00 PM ET on NBC Fight Night on NBCSN. The card is presented by Main Events, Peltz Boxing, Dibella Entertainment and Showpony Promotions.
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