NBC Sports announced on Monday that Marv Albert returns to commentary with the network’s sweet science broadcast. Marv Albert is set to call the action as part of manager Al Haymon’s “Premier Boxing Champions” series. Side by side with Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard as analyst and host Al Michaels, Albert will kick off the debut card featuring Keith Thurman (24-0, 21 KO’s) defending his title against Robert Guerrero (32-2-1, 18 KO’s).
“I’m so thrilled to be part of boxing’s prime-time return to NBC, where I’ve had the good fortune to have been ringside for the call of so many exciting moments,” Albert said.
Marv Albert worked on boxing for NBC from 1980 to 2003 and called boxing at three Olympics. He’s a multiple Emmy Award winner, providing commentary for the NBA, NCAA Basketball, NFL play-by-play, MLB, NHL and horse racing as one of the most recognized sports broadcasters ever.
“Marv’s expertise and big-event voice make him the ideal choice to call boxing’s return to prime-time broadcast television,” said Sam Flood, NBC Sports’ executive producer. “Through the years, Marv has had many memorable boxing calls and will now add his passion to the ‘PBC on NBC.'”
Scott Hanson has worked as an anchor and reporter across the country with Comcast Sportsnet and the NFL Network. In addition to covering a variety of major sports, Hanson has written, produced and hosted a documentary on Washington D.C. baseball history. Now, Hanson will serve as the blow-by-blow announcer for Spike TV’s Premier Boxing Champions.
“We are thrilled to welcome Scott Hanson to our inaugural PBC Boxing announce team,” Spike vice president Jon Slusser said. “He is an emerging sports broadcasting talent who will bring his signature energy and passion to our cutting-edge boxing coverage.”
Tune into NBC on Saturday, March 7th at 9ET/6PT to see the broadcasters call the action.