Greg Cohen Promotions has just made a deal to extend his "Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network" series alongside Roy Jones Jr. Promotions. The two companies will co-promote a series of cards, with at least one card every month, for the next 12 months on the nationally televised network.
This year's debut show will occur on February 19th at the WinnaVegas Casino & Resort in Sloane, Iowa. The bouts to appear on the card will be announced shortly.
"I could not be happier about teaming up with such a first-rate promotional outfit as Roy Jones Jr Boxing and their team to present 12-15 outstanding boxing shows in the next 12 months," said Greg Cohen. "We've had great success with last year's CBS Sports Network shows, but the addition of such a world-renowned name as Roy Jones adds a strong element of greatness to each presentation. And the addition of the RJJ stable of fighters makes the possibility for several exciting match-ups. I am proud to be affiliated with CBS Sports Network and especially my close business associates at RJJ."
Now I've taken a quick look at Roy Jones' stable of fighters to see what he has to offer, being that I wasn't particularly aware that he even had a stable, and his roster is pretty shallow to say the least. He currently has six fighters under his banner, with the most talented, and only recognizable name, being Joseph Agbeko.
Cohen, on the other hand, has 41 fighters on his roster, including names like Zab Judah, James Toney and Karim Mayfield. It'll be interesting to see what the two promoters collectively come up with for this year's series, but I certainly won't complain about having more boxing on national television.