Marv Albert, who’s already renowned as the voice of the NBA, will be the blow-by-blow announcer for Premier Boxing Champions on NBC.
Albert will team with six-time world champion Sugar Ray Leonard on all 11 PBC events on NBC this year, joining a crew that also includes host Al Michaels.
The first PBC card will air March 7, featuring a co-main event of Keith Thurman vs. Robert Guerrero, and Adrien Broner vs. John Molina Jr.
Albert previously called boxing on NBC from 1980-2003, including bouts in three Olympics.
He has also provided play-by-play for six NBA Finals, six Super Bowls, seven Stanley Cup Finals, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and Wimbledon.
“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.
Albert is a nine-time Emmy winner who was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame last year.
The March 7 debut of PBC on NBC will be the first boxing match in prime time on the network since Larry Holmes beat Carl “The Truth” Williams in Reno, Nevada, on May 20, 1985.
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