LOS ANGELES - FOX Sports expands its existing media rights agreement for Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) with multiple primetime Saturday evening bouts on the FOX broadcast network and FOX Deportes in 2016.
PBC on FOX debuts Saturday, January 23 (8:00 PM ET) with an action-packed two-hour show headlined by one of the most exciting undefeated fighters in boxing, Danny "Swift" Garcia (31-0, 18 KOs), facing former three-division world champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (33-3-1, 18 KOs), live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. That bout, along with others to be announced, airs on the broadcast network and in Spanish on FOX Deportes, The January 23 event is the first of three PBC cards scheduled to appear on FOX in primetime during 2016.
"We're thrilled to present the first professional boxing on FOX in almost 20 years with Premier Boxing Champions' exciting primetime Saturday shows," said David Nathanson, FOX Sports Head of Business Operations. "With the success of the PBC's Tuesday night boxing series on FS1 and FOX Deportes, we knew boxing would make a great addition to FOX alongside the FOX Sports portfolio that includes the world's premier sports properties."
Veteran boxing announcer Brian Kenny hosts the inaugural edition of PBC on FOX with Gus Johnson calling the action ringside. On FOX Deportes, former featherweight world champion and 2000 Mexican Olympic team member Daniel Ponce de Leon joins renowned blow-by-blow announcers Jessi Losada and Ricardo Celis to call the action.
Danny Garcia 146.8 vs. Robert Guerrero 146.8
(vacant WBC welterweight title)
Sammy Vasquez 147 vs. Aron Martinez 147
(WBC welterweight semi-final eliminator)
Dominic Breazeale 252.8 vs. Amir Mansour 218