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Roc Nation Sports Grab Dates on BET and Fox Sports 1?

By Steve Kim

Promotional newcomer Roc Nation Sports looks like its poised be much busier in the upcoming months. Roc Nation has signed the likes of Andre Ward and Miguel Cotto to high priced deals in 2015 but has thus far only staged one show - with their next card to take place on April 17th.

Rumors are abound in the industry that Roc Nation is set to do time-buys with BET and Fox Sports 1 (which televised their initial promotion on January 9th and are televising their upcoming show). The word is, Roc Nation supposedly bought 8 dates on BET and 12 on Fox Sports 1.

Currently, Fox Sports 1 has a deal with Golden Boy Promotions. There is no word on how Roc Nation's time-buys will impact that relationship.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The Big Dunn on 04-03-2015

[QUOTE=Deevel916;15529278]What worked 30yrs ago may not work today. A lot has changed. People just don't sit home all day watching tv anymore. Especially on wknd afternoons. I'm happy there's more fights being televised now. I just wish there was more…

Comment by -PBP- on 04-03-2015

Got to start somewhere. I think its a good idea that Roc try to get Ward exposure to the hip hop audience. That's how Mayweather got started too. Mayweather/Judah was a pretty big fight in the world of hip hop.

Comment by Deevel916 on 04-03-2015

[QUOTE=The Big Dunn;15529262]That's not a bad thing. You used to be able to see world class boxers on weekend afternoons and Tuesday nights in addition to sat nights. There was a bigger pool of fighters then. more exposure should help.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by Crazylegs77 on 04-03-2015

Oh wow, Jay Z is genius! They tapping into the BET viewership, all 10 people! Takeover is under way baby!

Comment by The Big Dunn on 04-03-2015

[QUOTE=Deevel916;15529236]Although its good that boxing is getting more exposure, at the same time it feels as if its also getting watered down. You have all these different networks showing fight now on different days and different times. Its disorganized. When…

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