ESPN announced that it has reached a multi-year agreement to televise Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions series exclusively on the giant basic cable sports network beginning July 11. The new PBC on ESPN deal means the end of the long-running “Friday Night Fights” series, which will have its last show on May 22.
ESPN’s SportsCenter will televise live the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao press conference on Wednesday from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 4:30 p.m. ET.
On ESPN and Sirius, Top Rank Promotions CEO Bob Arum recently laid out how Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao became reality. Our own Michael Woods is here with more.
Dusty Hernandez-Harrison knows he has his share of critics and detractors but the 20-year-old prospect is just as confident that he will eventually win them over as he is about his ability to beat Tommy Rainone in his Roc Nation Sports debut on Friday.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn who undefeated Tyson Fury faces next on his road to squaring off against RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Fans share their thoughts on Roc Nation’s future, Marcos Maidana’s chances of upsetting Floyd Mayweather Jr., Jermain Taylor’s shot at IBF middleweight titleholder Sam Soliman, the Yoan Pablo Hernandez-Firat Arslan cruiserweight championship and much more in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Teddy Atlas unloaded on the sanctioning organizations and Levi Martinez’s 117-111 scorecard for Canelo Alvarez, and reiterated why the Danny Garcia-Rod Salka fight shouldn’t be for a world title. The outspoken ESPN commentator also gave his thoughts on Alvarez-Lara and the Chris Algieri-Manny Pacquiao fight.
Rod Salka responds to Teddy Atlas and the veteran broadcaster’s critical “Friday Night Fights” commentary on his Aug. 9 shot at Danny Garcia from his Pittsburgh-based training camp.
Freddie Roach on Manny Pacquiao’s out-of-court settlement with the Mayewathers: “It’s something I don’t want to get in the middle of. That’s between them.” On Amir Khan: “You can’t teach a good chin in boxing.”
Teddy Atlas had 23 days to prepare Alexander Povetkin for Saturday’s heavyweight title bout against Ruslan Chagaev.
Former undisputed Lennox Lewis, who turns 46 in September, lists his children, contentment and induction into the International Hall of Fame among the reasons he will never fight again.