Jeff Burton

Corner to Corner: Broner vs. Porter

The one-hour show offers a look inside the lives of boxers Adrien Broner, Shawn Porter, Errol Spence and Roberto Garcia, as they prepare for their PBC on NBC bouts on Saturday, June 20 at 8:30 p.m. ET live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. Floyd Mayweather, Jr., a mentor to Broner, also appears in the show.

The PBC: Corner to Corner specials featuring in-depth profiles of the boxers debuts leading into each of NBC’s primetime PBC shows.

Highlights include:

  • ADRIEN BRONER: The show picks up from the Cincinnati native’s unanimous decision win over John Molina Jr. in the PBC on NBC debut in March, examining his close relationship with his father, Thomas “Pops” Knight, who took Adrien to the gym when he was 5 years old. Broner spends the final stages of training in Floyd Mayweather’s Las Vegas gym. Mayweather acts as a mentor to Broner, often stopping by to provide tips and motivation.  Broner pays forward the advice, spending time with his own protégé, Robert “Bunny” Easter Jr.
  • SHAWN PORTER: A Cleveland native, Porter takes a different approach to boxing than the boisterous Broner, his Ohio rival, unwinding with Bikram Yoga. Porter follows in the footsteps of his father, Kenny Porter, also a professional boxer. Porter, who trains out of Las Vegas, spends a lot of time on the track and bike, training to go the distance in each fight.
  • ERROL SPENCE: Spence trains out of Dallas and his hometown of Desoto, Texas, where his father, Errol Spence Sr., accompanies him throughout his training, even moving in with him a few weeks prior to a big fight. Seen as a positive role model in the Dallas community, Spence fought in the 2012 London Olympics, and is a perfect 16-0 as a professional, with 13 knockouts.
  • ROBERTO GARCIA: Hailing from Waco, Texas, Garcia trains in New Jersey, where his trainer, Butch Sanchez, is based. Garcia, who has overcome childhood tragedy, is motivated by his wife and two daughters, using video chat to communicate while he trains. Garcia’s nickname, “La Amenaza,” (“The Threat”) comes from his boxing style and his rambunctious personality as a child. “La Amenaza Time,” is a rally cry for Garcia’s training and fights.

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