After Al Haymon recently struck a big deal with FOX for his Premier Boxing Champions series, it has now been announced that PBC will have it’s own studio show debuting on FOX Sports this Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ET.
‘Inside PBC Boxing’ will be the official show for Premier Boxing Champions, hosted by Kate Abdo while also featuring Shawn Porter and Abner Mares as analysts. Mike Coppinger will also be a featured participant, breaking news and special reports.
“FOX Sports is thrilled to be expanding PBC boxing programming with this studio show,” said Steve Becker, FOX Sports Vice President of Production. “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.”
Speaking on his role as an analyst for the show, Shawn Porter says:
“Honestly, sports is my thing! It’s a Cleveland thing. That’s what we do back home.” Porter continued, “So, I always knew past competing, I’d want to be involved in TV, talking boxing. To be doing this show on FOX right now is an incredible opportunity for myself, especially because I know the treats [that are] about to be delivered on network television to all the boxing fans out there.”
Mares also expresses his enthusiasm for this new venture:
“I’m thrilled to be a part of FOX Sports’ new boxing show, INSIDE PBC BOXING and working with Kate, Shawn and Mike. I’m looking forward to talking to the biggest names in boxing, helping break down the most exciting fights, and telling viewers what’s really happening inside the ring.”