According to the sources at RingMagazine boxing’s Al Haymon has scheduled a press conference in NYC on Wednesday to announce the details of his deal with NBC.
There’s a press conference scheduled in New York on Wednesday at NBC studios, where Al Haymon is expected to announce his new boxing seriesthat will air on the network. I wonder, though, if Al will be personally deliver this press conference as he’s seldom seen and never heard. In fact, he’s pretty infamous for never speaking publicly or to any kind of media. Maybe he’ll have Sam Watson handle the grunt work for him, but I digress…
It’s expected that Haymon’s purchase of NBC airtime will yield about 24 fight dates, a number of whom were just recently released from Golden Boy Promotions as part of a settlement with Richard Schaefer. The real question behind all of this, at least in my mind, is whether or not Haymon will begin matching up his big name fighters in big fights, now that he’s essentially running his own show. He has a lot of good fighters in his stable with plenty of great potential match-ups between them that could be made (Garcia-Broner for example).
This is huge because Haymon has advised many of his biggest fighters to leave money on the table recently assuming that he can get them huge pay days on his network NBC fight cards. Haymon will have to prove that he can schedule worthy fights and bring back the glory days of boxing.