ESPN will debut its first live Premier Boxing Champions telecast on July 11, headlined by the Keith Thurman/Luis Collazo welterweight championship fight, the network said Thursday.
The card will also feature a middleweight fight between Tony Harrison and Willie Nelson, said the network. The event is the first of a 12-fight deal ESPN and sister broadcast network ABC reached with boxing promoter Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Championship series this past March. ESPN Deportes, ESPN’s Spanish-language network, will also televise all PBC on ESPN fights as part of its Noche de Combates series and ESPN International will present coverage across its networks in Latin America, Brazil, the Caribbean and Pacific Rim.
Premier Boxing Championship has also reached deals with Spike TV, NBC, CBS, Bounce TV, CBS Sports Network and NBCSN.
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