Showtime Sports and Premier Boxing Champions have entered into a three-year boxing programming agreement extending their existing partnership.
The deal calls for a monthly series of events presented by Premier Boxing Champions to air live on Showtime, ensuring the network’s access to Premier Boxing’s pool of boxers. The agreement also calls for Premier Boxing Champions to deliver content for a significant expansion of live boxing programming from Showtime Sports coming in 2019. The announcement was made today by Stephen Espinoza, President, Sports and Event Programming for Showtime Networks Inc.
Premier Boxing Champions, a live boxing series created by Haymon Sports, LLC, features more than 160 boxers from around the world. Founded in 2014, Premier Boxing Champions boasts the largest collection of world champions from bantamweight to heavyweight, 14 in total.
“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.”