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Boxing Returned to Network Television – Was it a Hit or a Miss?

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Professional boxing made its long overdue return to network television over the weekend (Saturday, March 7th to be precise) thanks to Premier Boxing Champions and NBC Sports with two bouts featuring high profile boxers. Adrien Broner, long touted as the eventual successor to pound-for-pound kind Floyd Mayweather, stepped in first to take on John Molina in a junior welterweight fight. Closing out the night was the highly ranked welterweight contender Keith Thurman taking on grizzled veteran Robert Guerrero.

The stage was set. The names on the bill were about as big as you’re going to get outside of pay-per-view events and the evening was ready for mass public viewing. After the leather had flown, blood had been spilled and winners had been announced, the only question remaining was whether the evening was a success.

From the standpoint of the level of competition involved in the bouts shown, the event was a success. In Broner-Molina you had one…

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