Costas, Michaels and Albert to work PBC on NBC on April 11
- Updated: March 31, 2015
NBC has today announced that the April 11 edition of Premier Boxing Champions will feature Bob Costas, who will join Marv Albert and Al Michaels – this marks the first time that all three work together.
The April 11 card will emanate from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and will be headlined by the welterweight bout between Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson.
The three announcers have combined to work 25 Super Bowls, 25 NBA Finals, 23 Olympics, 19 World Series, and numerous championship boxing events on television and radio.
“While I have done many broadcasts with Al and with Marv, this is a one-time opportunity to work on the same broadcast with two of the all-time greats, plus it’s a chance for me and Al to renew our ongoing debate with Marv as to which was the greater cinematic achievement – BASEketball or The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh,” joked Costas.
“I never could have imagined this,” said Michaels. “And to have it all happen close to where we all grew up makes it that much more special. Very, very cool.”
“It is an honor to be a part of this group,” added Albert. “I’ve always had great admiration for the work that Al and Bob have done through the years, and I’m proud to call them friends.”
The card will also feature the middleweight title fight between Andy Lee and Peter Quillin.