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The UFC is out, and PBC is in: INSIDE PBC BOXING to air on FOX Sports

Boxing will get a bigger spotlight thanks to FOX Sports’ coverage of PBC fights

For over seven years, the UFC has hosted UFC Tonight on FS1. The relationship with the MMA promotion and FOX has been a profitable one, with a variety of programming that has taken over the entertainment company. Now, with the UFC moving to ESPN, there had to be something to fill FOX’s sports void.

Enter the world of boxing.

Premier Boxing Champions will have a home in FOX for the foreseeable future, with a new show called INSIDE PBC BOXING. The first episode premiered today (December 15) with hosts Kate Abdo, WBC Welterweight Champion Shawn Porter, former world champion Abner Mares. Boxing insider Mike Coppinger will provide the programming with breaking news and special analysis reports.

“FOX Sports is thrilled to be expanding PBC boxing programming with this studio show,” FOX Sports VP of Production Steve Becker stated. “We look to go inside the stories of the PBC boxers with in-depth interviews and feature profiles, as well as previews of upcoming fights and breakdowns of the most-recent, thrilling matchups. Having current boxers Shawn and Abner working with us will provide some honest commentary on what’s happening in the sport right now.”

This deal comes after the announcement that Premier Boxing Champions and FOX will be working together for the foreseeable future. Ten fights will be produced on the FOX broadcast while FS1 and FOX Deportes will produce twelve.

Just like the UFC’s deal, boxing will be getting a spotlight on a major network, with various programs to boot. A countdown show will provide analysis on all fights, before and after an event has taken place. Match announcements will be made on the INSIDE PBC BOXING broadcast, with interviews to boot. When fighters like Porter need to fight, there are sure to be suitable replacements ready.

The programming will begin hyping up the PBC’s latest fight card. On December 22nd, the Charlo brothers will be in action inside the Barclays Center.

Pardon the pun, but this deal is a knockout for the PBC. Not only does boxing have a national platform to showcase its programming, but a new audience can see what they were missing out on. While it is unknown if the relationship between FOX and boxing will be as successful as the UFC’s was, this is the first step in proving any boxing promotion belongs.

Will you be watching the new boxing programming on FOX? Is it too late for any promotion to be given a spotlight?

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Baseball Editor, Misc. Sports Editor. Covers all things combat sports (MMA, Pro Wrestling and Boxing). When he's not writing, Daniel hosts a podcast, The Main Event.
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