Thursday, April 2, 2015

PBC's "Corner To Corner" Returns

There's definitely some good stuff on tv for fight fans lately

Premiere Boxing Champions' "Corner to Corner" returns tonight to focus the spotlight on the four men doing battle April 11th on NBC's flagship station in primetime. Danny Garcia, Lamont Peterson, Andy Lee and Peter Quillin will all be featured.

PBC did a good job with it's first C-to-C episode, which featured Keith Thurman, Robert Guerrero, Adrien Broner and John Molina, so I'm confident tonight's episode will deliver the proverbial goods, as well. Truth be told, shows like this are important if boxing is to branch out from the margins in which it's found itself in the past decade or so.

As a kid, my favorite fighters were often the ones I saw on network television during the weekends. Not only did I get to know their respective styles, I got to know their personalities. Styles may make fights but personalities make fan bases. Part of the allure for Ali, for instance, was that he was, well, Ali.

Truth be told, none of the four men featured tonight come across as particularly offensive, which is a good thing for PBC and its network hosts. Quillin is quite likeable to listen to, for instance, and Peterson has a back story straight out of Charles Dickens.

While the world awaits Mayweather-Pacquiao in May, there's plenty of good matches to behold in the interval. Two of them will feature players which will be highlighted in tonight's episode. Needless to say, it's a good time to be a fight fan.

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