The most recent broadcast network presentation of live boxing was The Contender in 2005. However, later this month not one, but two networks will get back in the boxing business.
As previously announced, heavyweight Tomasz Adamek will face Steve Cunningham December 22 on NBC from the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
One week earlier, on December 15 CBS will beat NBC to the punch with a telecast featuring IBF bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (22-0-1, 13 KOs) defending against Alberto “Metro” Guevara (16-0, 6 KOs), plus the pro debut of 2012 United States Olympian Joseph “Jo-Jo” Diaz Jr. The CBS fights will take place in the Los Angeles Sports Arena, where later that same night Amir Khan will face Carlos Molina (on Showtime).