Kenny Albert and "Sugar" Ray Leonard to partner on NBCSN shows
Father and son: Kenny Albert joins his father, Marv, to call "PBC on NBC" fights
Kenny Albert, one of the most versatile broadcasters in sports, will serve as blow-by-blow announcer for select "Premier Boxing Champions" shows on NBCSN, it was announced today. He will be joined by six-time world champion, 1976 Olympic gold medalist and analyst "Sugar" Ray Leonard to call "PBC on NBC" fight shows on NBCSN. Show dates and times on NBCSN will be announced in the coming weeks.
Albert, the only national play-by-play broadcaster who calls football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and soon, boxing, joins his father, Marv, in calling "PBC" bouts. Marv Albert was announced last week as blow-by-blow announcer for the 11 NBC shows.
"I am extremely fortunate to call games in the four major professional sports, and look forward to adding boxing to my lineup," Kenny Albert said. "I'm thrilled to share a ringside seat with one of the greatest boxers of all-time."
"As a play-by-play voice of the NHL on NBC, we are excited to have Kenny calling even more hard-hitting action on our networks," said Sam Flood, executive producer of NBC Sports and NBCSN. "With Kenny's father, Marv, handling the blow-by-blow for NBC shows, we have cornered the market on Alberts ringside."
Additional announcers for NBC Sports Group's "PBC on NBC" series will be named in the coming weeks.
Kenny Albert calls regular season and postseason NHL games for NBC Sports Group. He has also served as a hockey play-by-play commentator for NBC Olympics' coverage four times, including the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
Albert is currently in his 19th season as the radio play-by-play voice of the New York Rangers. He has served as play-by-play commentator for the NFL on FOX since the network's inaugural season in 1994 and has been in the booth for five NFC Divisional Playoff games and three BCS bowl games. Albert has called MLB games on FOX since 2001, and occasionally handles play-by-play for the Knicks on MSG Network.
The debut of "PBC on NBC" features a pair of blockbuster bouts - Keith Thurman vs. Robert Guerrero, and Adrien Broner vs. John Molina Jr. - live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Saturday, March 7, at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.