Fox, Premier Boxing Champions Announce Four-year Deal

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Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions and Fox formally announced a long-rumored rights deal.

The new four-year, multi-platform agreement, which is expected to begin in December of this year, will feature 10 “marquee fight nights” annually in prime time on the Fox network with 12 additional cards scheduled to air on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes each year, according to ESPN’s Dan Rafael.

The package will include Fox Sports-PBC pay-per-view events and FOX will produce the telecast, adding that FOX will produce more than 175 hours of original PBC content per year across its channels.

“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,” Fox Sports national networks president Mark Silverman said. “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,” said Tim Smith, the 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.”