A multiyear agreement with Haymon Boxing has given ESPN Deportes the rights to top-level fights between some of the sport’s biggest stars.
Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on ESPN will air simultaneously on both ESPN and ESPN Deportes, starting Saturday, July 11 from 9 p.m.-11 p.m. (ET). Twelve telecasts will air on the networks; ESPN Deportes will show the fights as part of its “Noche de Combates” series.
Live coverage will also be available through the WatchESPN app on computers, smartphones, tablets, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One via an affiliated video provider. The agreement also includes worldwide rights via ESPN International.
The fight card for the first PBC on ESPN telecast and subsequent shows will be announced at a later date.
The agreement with Haymon Boxing heralds the end of the networks’ long-standing Friday Night Fights, which celebrates its final installment on Friday, May 22, with the finals of the Boxcino 2015 tournament. Friday Night Fights has aired on ESPN since 1998.
“ESPN has a long history of carrying world-class boxing events, and the new Premier Boxing Champions series continues our commitment to the sport with premier-level primetime fights previously only available on premium cable networks,” said ESPN president John Skipper.
ESPN Deportes commentators for the Haymon Boxing cards were not available as of press time. Haymon Boxing Management is based in Las Vegas and manages and advises more than 200 professional fighters.
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