"Fight Night" Up Against Pacquiao-Marquez
NEW YORK - December 5, 2012 - NBC Sports Network continues its Fight Night series, Friday night at 10 p.m. ET with a main event featuring Bryant Jennings (15-0, 7 KO's) of Philadelphia, Pa. vs. Bowie Tupou (22-2, 16 KO's) of Las Vegas, Nev., at Temple University's Pearson and McGonigle Halls in Philadelphia, Pa.
USBA Heavyweight Champion Jennings, undefeated and ranked fifth in the world, takes on Tupou in a 12-round fight and a voluntary defense ofhis USBA heavyweighttitle. Earlier this year, Jennings won the very first Fight Nightmain event on NBC Sports Network, in a bout against Maurice Byarm. Since that time he has gone on to win NBC Sports Network Fight Nightbouts against former heavyweight champion Sergei Liakhovich and Steve Collins.
In the co-feature, Eric Hunter (16-2, 9 KO's) of Philadelphia, Pa. steps in to the ring against undefeated Jerry Belmontes (17-0, 5 KO's) of Corpus Christi, Texas., in a 10-round junior lightweight fight.
Kenny Rice will serve as the play-by-play commentator for the telecast, and will be joined by cruiserweight contender B.J. Flores. Chris Mannix will serve as the ringside reporter for each telecast.