WITH Al Haymon’s ‘Premier Boxing Championship’ series getting impressive ratings on NBC, peaking over 4 million views (and about 1 million on Spike TV), CBS, ABC and now to ESPN are scheduled to also get involved, and WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is all for it.
ESPN telecasts will air live on primetime. ABC broadcasts will air on Saturday afternoon, with further details to be announced at a later date. ESPN Deportes, ESPN’s Spanish-language network, will also televise all PBC on ESPN fights as part of its Noche de Combates series.
It’s designed to have the feel of a throwback to the ‘good old days’ of boxing. Certainly, with the sport returning to free network viewing channels in the USA, and Britain, the profile of the profile of the grand old noble art seems to be on the up again.