Feature | Feb 07 2017

LONG READ Is Premier Boxing Champions doomed?

Kenneth Bouhairie makes the argument for Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions
Premier Boxing Champions
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This feature was originally published in Boxing News magazine

WHEN Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn flirted with the boxing game, Bob Arum remarked, “The desert is strewn with bleached bones.”

Arum witnessed what happened to neophytes Josephine Abercrombie, MC Hammer and others when they dabbled in the Hurt Business. Many in the boxing media have suggested that a similar fate awaits Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), a well-funded televised boxing series created by Al Haymon and launched in January 2015.