Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) has announced plans for its third season in 2017. “The Premier Boxing Champions series will continue its mission in 2017 of making the sport available to the widest possible audience,” said Tim Smith, Vice President of Communications for Haymon Boxing. “Through its first two seasons the PBC will have broadcast over 90 shows, featuring surprising upsets, spectacular knockouts and hard-fought championship matches. The 2017 season of the PBC series will be the most exciting yet.”
The 2016 PBC season will close with shows on Spike November 12 (Danny Garcia vs. Samuel Vargas) and on Showtime December 10 (Jesus Cuellar vs. Abner Mares and Jermall Charlo vs. Julian Williams).
In 2017, the PBC series will continue its broadcast partnerships with FOX, FS1, Spike, NBC, ESPN, SHOWTIME/CBS and Bounce TV and will feature more primetime networks shows next year than in either of the first two seasons.
FOX will broadcast three prime time network shows, the first of which will be on February 25. FS1 will broadcast 25 shows, running from February-October.
NBC will broadcast three primetime network shows in the second half of 2017, beginning with the first show on Sept. 23.
ESPN will broadcast 12 shows from April-August with the first show on April 14.
Spike will regularly broadcast shows as part of its Combat Sports Friday platform, beginning with the first show on Jan. 13.
Bounce TV will feature a quarterly boxing show with the first broadcast on March. 31.
SHOWTIME/CBS will broadcast select PBC series fights on dates throughout the year.