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Premier Boxing Champions, FOX Sports - 4 Year Deal Details

LOS ANGELES - FOX Sports today announced it has reached a landmark four-year, multi-platform agreement with Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) making FOX Sports the preeminent broadcaster for PBC's top-tier championship fights featuring its biggest and brightest stars. The announcement was made by Mark Silverman, President, National Networks, FOX Sports and Alan Haymon, President and CEO of Haymon Sports, creator of the PBC series.
 
"We're thrilled to expand our relationship with the PBC in coming years and take the world's best boxers to the next level by exposing them to the widest possible audiences across FOX, FS1 and FOX Deportes," said Silverman. "While FOX Sports has been invested in boxing as a key property on both FS1 and FOX Deportes, this will be the first time in more than 30 years that boxing will be regularly featured in prime time on network television."
 
"We are pleased to continue with FOX Sports to showcase our unrivaled roster of more than 160 of the best boxers in the world, including 60 current and former world champions in the weight divisions that most excite the fans," says Tim Smith, Vice President of Communications for Haymon Sports. "The PBC on FOX will bring the fans the best boxing and bring our boxers and the sponsors the biggest audience as we continue to pursue the goal of returning this great sport to mainstream prominence."

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With the four-year deal, the FOX broadcast network will feature 10 marquee fight nights in prime time each year, while FS1 and FOX Deportes will telecast 12 fight nights annually. The package includes FOX Sports-PBC Pay-Per-View events. The Emmy Award-winning FOX Sports production team will produce all the live events and more than 175 hours of original PBC boxing content per year across its channels.
 
"FOX Sports is delighted to support PBC fights with a robust boxing programming lineup across FOX, FS1 and FOX Deportes, including a variety of prefight and postfight shows," said Bill Wanger, FOX Sports EVP, Programming, Live Operations and Research. "In addition, FOX Sports will promote PBC events across FOX's multiple platforms, networks and powerful sports programming line-up, which includes the NFL, Major League Baseball, college football, college basketball, NASCAR, USGA, MLS and WWE SmackDown programming."
 
To build anticipation for each fight, FOX Sports will surround each fight night on FOX, FS1 and FOX Deportes with top-level ancillary programming including multiple episodes of behind-the-scenes shows on FOX, fight-countdown preview shows, press conferences, fighter face-off shows, weigh-ins and prefight and postfight shows on FOX, FS1 and FOX Deportes. This programming line-up also includes two studio-based PBC-branded shows a month on FOX and FS1, with PBC boxer interviews and profiles. Fight cards will have televised preliminary fights on FOX, FS1 or FS2 and FOX Deportes.
 
All PBC on FOX Sports events and programming will be streamed live on the FOX Sports app, available in English or Spanish through the FOX, FS1 or FOX Deportes feeds. FOX Sports will offer a platform inside the app to allow viewers to stream the PPV events. In addition, boxing and the PBC will be prominently featured across the FOX Sports website, apps and social platforms.
 
FOX Sports and FOX Deportes will announce on-air personalities, as well as upcoming airdates and times soon.

FOX Sports and PBC launched the highly regarded primetime boxing series TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and FOX Deportes in the fall of 2015, featuring PBC's brightest up-and-coming boxers. The deal was expanded to include several fight nights on the FOX broadcast network, including exciting title fights such as heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder defending his title in February of 2016, July of 2016, and again in February of 2017, plus the exciting welterweight showdown between Danny Garcia and Robert Guerrero in January of 2016.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lanker rom on 09-05-2018

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;19074317]Andrade was always in a weird situation to me; as talented as he was, it was odd that his business got as jumbled as it did.[/QUOTE] It all started with roc nation from that point on I don't think haymon…

Comment by Scipio2009 on 09-05-2018

[QUOTE=MasterPlan;19074117]The only person this effects is Demetrius Andrade. Had multiple chances to sign with PBC but chose Hearn and DAZN. If he wins vs BJS he'll be fine but if he loses tham what?[/QUOTE] Andrade was always in a weird…

Comment by Scipio2009 on 09-05-2018

[QUOTE=MasterPlan;19073515]PBCs yearly schedule may look like this. -Monthly Showtime Championship Boxing level Cards (at the least 12) -FOX Marquee Match-ups (10) -FS1 (12) -Bounce TV (4) -2 PPVs (1 FOX/1 SHO) So, at the least you're looking at 26 Top…

Comment by greeneye99 on 09-05-2018

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;19074103]Danny Jacobs ended up with a long-term deal with HBO, with the relevant fighters at 160lbs also with HBO, so he's fine. Tevin Farmer found a home to feature him, as did Jessie Vargas and Amir Khan. Jarrell Miller was…

Comment by Santa_ on 09-05-2018

[QUOTE=MeanestNiceGuy;19073074]B-b-b-but PBC dyin' doe....[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Dramacyde;19073119]The MAGA/Haymon haters won't like this.[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://www.pajiba.com/image/obams.gif[/IMG]

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