FS1 PRELIMS Begin Saturday at 7:00 PM ET, Main Card at 8:00 PM ET
Weekend Programming Includes PBC COUNTDOWN, PBC FIGHT CAMP and INSIDE PBC BOXING Previewing Saturday, July 20th FOX and PPV Fights
LOS ANGELES – Today, FOX Sports announces WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Anthony Dirrell joins International Boxing Hall of Famer Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and Emmy Award-winning host Chris Myers to call FS1 PBC FIGHT NIGHT: JAMAL JAMES VS. ANTONIO DEMARCO on Saturday, July 13 (8:00 PM ET) live from The Armory in Minneapolis. In addition, Jordan Hardy reports and interviews fighters, while Ray Flores is the ring announcer. Marcos Villegas works as unofficial scorer. On FOX Deportes, blow-by-blow announcer Adrian Garcia Marquez and Jessi Losada call the fights in Spanish.
Boxing programming begins on the FOX broadcast network on Saturday at 5:00 PM ET with the one-hour PBC COUNTDOWN: CALEB PLANT VS. MIKE LEE, as undefeated IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant prepares to make his first title defense against unbeaten contender and University of Notre Dame graduate Mike Lee in the FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT headliner on July 20.
Live action begins Saturday with the FS1 PBC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS at 7:00 PM ET on FS1 and streamed on the FOX Sports app, as Bryant Perrella (16-2, 13 KOs) takes on Domonique Dolton (22-2-1, 13 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight duel to kick off the evening.
The PBC FIGHT NIGHT main card continues at 8:00 PM ET on FS1 and the FOX Sports app headlined by welterweight contender and Minneapolis-native Jamal “Shango” James (25-1, 12 KOs) battling former world champion Antonio DeMarco (33-7-1, 24 KOs). The evening also features a heavyweight clash between Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (28-2, 17 KOs) and Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington (19-3-1, 12 KOs). Former heavyweight world champion Charles Martin (26-2-1, 23 KOs) squares off against Daniel Martz (18-6-1, 15 KOs) in another 10-round heavyweight attraction, plus unbeaten prospect and 2016 U.S. Olympian Karlos Balderas (8-0, 7 KOs) battles Fredric Bowen (6-3-1, 3 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight bout to open the main card.
Following the fights, Myers, Mancini and Dirrell recap the evening on the 30-minute FS1 PBC POSTFIGHT SHOW at 10:00 PM ET, while reporter Hardy interviews winners.
Sunday’s boxing programming continues with INSIDE PBC BOXING at 3:00 PM ET on FOX, as host Kate Abdo, analyst Shawn Porter and guest analyst Mikey Garcia preview the upcoming Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman showdown. Thurman joins for an interview, while Myers interviews Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach at Wild Card Boxing. Immediately following that program, FOX airs PBC FIGHT CAMP: MANNY PACQUIAO VS. KEITH THURMAN Ep. 3 at 4:00 PM ET, with an inside look into the training camps of both Pacquiao and Thurman as their title bout looms.
Leading up to the fights, PBC fighters offer unique, behind-the-scenes clips on the FOX PBC social pages. Follow @PBConFOX on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for all updates throughout the #PBConFOX fights Saturday.
Viewers can live stream the PBC shows on the FOX Sports and FOX NOW apps or at FOXSports.com. In addition, all programs are available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.
FOX SPORTS PBC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
|Saturday, July 13||5:00 PM||PBC COUNTDOWN:
CALEB PLANT VS. MIKE LEE
|Saturday, July 13||7:00 PM||FS1 PBC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS||FS1 / FOX Deportes|
|Saturday, July 13||8:00 PM||FS1 PBC FIGHT NIGHT:
JAMAL JAMES VS. ANTONIO DEMARCO
|FS1 / FOX Deportes|
|Saturday, July 13||10:00 PM||FS1 PBC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW||FS1|
|3:00 PM||INSIDE PBC BOXING||FOX|
|4:00 PM||PBC FIGHT CAMP: MANNY PACQUIAO VS. KEITH THURMAN Ep. 3||FOX|
*All programs available on FOX Sports App and FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83.
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