Golden Boy Promotions loss, is another gain for Al Haymon.
With Golden Boy not having its deal renewed with Fox Sports 1, Dan Rafael of ESPN.com is reporting that Premiere Boxing Champions has secured that deal outright.
Equally as significant as Golden Boy losing its deal with FS1 — and this also comes as no surprise — is that industry sources told ESPN.com that FS1’s boxing offerings will become Premier Boxing Champions cards as founder Al Haymon has locked up another network as a PBC outlet. FS1 will join NBC, NBC Sports Net, CBS, ESPN, Spike TV and Bounce TV. Haymon’s stable of around 200 fighters are also the primary source for bouts on Showtime.
It is unclear if the FS1 deal is also a time-buy deal like he has with the other networks. The start date for the PBC cards on FS1 is expected to be this summer. The ESPN and Bounce TV cards are slated to begin in July. It is also unclear if Haymon’s deal includes dates for cards on the main Fox network, which would be similar to the one with NBC, which shows fights on the main network and NBC Sports Net.
Haymon and PBC now have most of the networks locked up.