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News: PBC-In Demand Deal, Billel Dib Update, Jacob Bonas

In Demand, the leading transactional video-on-demand and pay-per-view (PPV) programming distributor owned by Charter Communications, Comcast Cable, and Cox Communications, announced that it has finalized a deal with Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) for a programming output deal that guarantees In Demand a long-term slate of PPV boxing events over the next several years, it was announced by Mark Boccardi, In Demand's SVP, Programming & Marketing.
 
"PBC has the best fighters and most anticipated bouts in the boxing world today," said In Demand's Boccardi. "We've been distributing PBC's exciting matches on pay-per-view for some time, but we've now cemented our alliance for the next several years. It's gratifying that Premier Boxing Champions recognizes the benefits of commiting to a long-term partnership, and reaping the rewards that In Demand offers our PPV content providers: revenue, distribution, and marketing support."
 
"We're very excited about this new arrangement with In Demand,'' said Tim Smith, VP of Communications for Haymon Boxing and a representative for PBC. "It means that Premier Boxing Champions will continue to be able to deliver the best, most compelling matches in boxing on pay-per-view for the next several years.''

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Undefeated welterweight Jacob Bonas will continue his determined return to boxing this Saturday 7, December, just three weeks after his previous fight.
 
Fighting in a four-round supporting bout of Second 2 None Promotions’ event at the Performance Arts Center in Dearborn, Michigan. Bonas (5-0-1, 2 KOs) will face Palmdale, California’s Hector Torres.
 
26-year-old Bonas scored a four-round shutout decision over Missouri’s Noah Kidd on November 22 but says he’s ready to go again.
 
“Three weeks is a very short time to recover from a fight, but the support I get from my Romanian community gives me all the energy I need,” said Bonas, one of the last of the young fighters formerly trained by the late, great Emanuel Steward. “When I came back, I told my promoter Dmitriy I wanted to stay busy and that’s what we are doing. I’m sharper than ever and looking forward to a very big 2020.”
 
“Jacob is looking to end the year strong and take a shot at a top prospect next year,” said Salita. “And when it happens, my goal will be to bring the fight to Detroit. Jacob’s popularity in this area will generate the fan interest that helps lead the city back to more glory days of boxing.”

Australia's Billel Dib is keen to test himself at world level once more as the world rated Australian has revealed that he is eyeing up clashes with the likes of Leo Santa Cruz and Rene Alvarado.

Dib currently WBA #8 and was scheduled to fight for the IBO world title in 2018, however, visa issues prevented the latter from going ahead. The Gold Coast native, who trains alongside world-rated Jason Moloney and brother Andrew who recently became world super flyweight champion, opened up about his past and future plans that included a possible clash with Leo Santa Cruz.

Dib said, "Well yes, we were very close to agreeing a deal to fight Leo Santa Cruz. There were some minor complications on why that fight didn't happen, but nothing that can't be resolved and that is a fight I want as I believe I'll give him one of his toughest tests to date. Leo is a fantastic fighter and a great person, but I genuinely believe I can pose him problems in a way nobody has ever done before.

"We sent contracts to Anthony Cacace who has just won the British title. I respect Anthony as a fighter but his team messed us around regarding the fight. He boxed well to win the British title last weekend but this is another fight that I believe could happen and let's not get it on and put ourselves in line to fight for the world title as this fight would definitely grab the attention of the world governing bodies."

Dib has been closing in on a shot at the WBA belt holder and has actively been chasing a showdown with Andrew Cancio until he was upset by Rene Alvarado for the WBA world super featherweight title. 'Babyface' gave his take on Alvarado's performance and how a potential clash between the pair would go.

He said, "I think a fight between myself and Alvarado would be an exciting fight. It would be a really fan-friendly and I would love to fight him in Australia or in the United States it doesn't really bother me where the location is, I just want to finally get a crack at the world title.

"I was impressed by Alvarado's win against Cancio but I believe that this fight is a massively winnable fight for me. I'd be happy to go into his backyard and take his title away from him and I trust that my team of Tony Tolj, Angelo Hyder and my father will come together to get me these opportunities in the near future."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Bob Haymon on 12-04-2019

[QUOTE=lolpz;20230281]It's a deal nonetheless. 4 per year for 7 years. How is something that will happen for at LEAST the next 7 years, on life support? Do you even process anything before responding? And how are you going to compare…

Comment by lolpz on 12-04-2019

[QUOTE=Bob Haymon;20230145]It's not an exclusive deal. Other promoters can still distribute fights through In Demand and PBC can still sell PPVs through the Fox Sports app and the ESPN app as will be the case with the Fury-Wilder fight. The…

Comment by Bob Haymon on 12-04-2019

[QUOTE=Fanofreason;20229625]Your morons realize Dazn only has 80k us subscribers that are Boxing subscribers right. Most subscribe for soccer, Dazn has been a major bust.[/QUOTE] They don't even have soccer on DAZN USA. They have at least 800k subscribers in the…

Comment by Bob Haymon on 12-04-2019

[QUOTE=lolpz;20229836]Even if you are really right, does that mean that ppv is dead as everyone claimed? Is an exclusive ppv deal not a success? 3 PPV's this year which sold 300k on average is dead?[/QUOTE] It's not an exclusive deal.…

Comment by lolpz on 12-04-2019

[QUOTE=Bob Haymon;20229618]AEW also got the same deal and their PPVs only sell 100k. This isn't proof of success, this is proof of InDemand scraping the bottom of the barrel after losing WWE, Canelo, and UFC.[/QUOTE]Even if you are really right,…

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