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Showtime and Premier Boxing Champions strike three-year deal

Showtime executive Stephen Espinoza says the deal guarantees a quality product for the network for the foreseeable future.

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Per a press released just issued by Showtime, the network has just formally entered into a three-year agreement with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions which ensures that their partnership will continue for at least a while longer.

The deal revolves around a monthly series of events which will be presented by PBC and air live on Showtime. The network believes the move will guarantee their access to the best talent on the planet for their televised events, considering PBC’s deep roster of fighters. Additionally the agreement calls for PBC to provide content for a significant expansion of live boxing programming starting in 2019.

Showtime executive Stephen Espinoza offered these thoughts on the new deal:

“Over the past seven-plus years, SHOWTIME has developed the most comprehensive slate of boxing programming in the world,” said Espinoza. “We have consistently been recognized for making the most significant contributions to the sport of boxing, both financially and editorially. Building off our industry-leading live event schedule, this long-term deal with Premier Boxing Champions ensures that SHOWTIME will remain the No. 1 destination for the world’s greatest fighters and their passionate and diverse fans.”

Showtime has more or less served as the de facto home for PBC in recent years, airing most of PBC’s biggest fights, and now with a formalized agreement between the companies we can expect more of the same.

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