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Barclays Center named official East Coast home arena for Premier Boxing Champions

Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by MMALOPEZ, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. MMALOPEZ Steel Belt

    Nov 11, 2006
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    Puerto Rico/Las Vegas

    The deal will begin in December and calls for eight fight nights per year, though the number of years the deal runs was not disclosed nor were financial terms.

    "Barclays Center is proud to be the official East Coast home of the PBC," said Brett Yormark, CEO of BSE Global, the company that operates the arena. "As our commitment to the sport expands, boxing has truly become another anchor franchise at the venue. In fact, [this] announcement guarantees a minimum of eight fights annually at Barclays Center, bringing many more unforgettable moments to our ring."

    Though all of PBC's New York-area shows must take place at Barclays Center, or one of the other smaller venues it operates, Barclays Center can still book boxing events put on by other promoters if it wants, a Barclays Center spokesperson said. However, its promotional and marketing muscle is squarely behind PBC and its star-studded roster of fighters, which includes heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder, interim middleweight titlist Jermall Charlo, junior middleweight titlist Jermell Charlo, unified junior middleweight titlist Jarrett Hurd, welterweight titleholders Errol Spence Jr. and Keith Thurman, Porter, Garcia, lightweight titlist Mikey Garcia and featherweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz.

    The PBC deal with Barclays Center is the third major deal PBC founder Al Haymon has closed in recent weeks. It also announced two lucrative television rights deals: a three-year contract to extend its relationship with premium cable network Showtime and a four-year deal with Fox under which it will have 10 prime-time network shows per year and 12 more on cable outlet Fox Sports 1, in addition to nearly 200 hours of shoulder programming to support the Fox events.

    According the Barclays Center announcement, Brooklyn Boxing, Barclays Center's boxing franchise, will receive promotion and exposure to boxing fans through PBC's television outlets.

    "Premier Boxing Champions is excited to call Barclays Center its official East Coast home," said Tim Smith, vice president of communications for Haymon Sports, which oversees PBC. "Barclays Center has become synonymous with superb boxing events and PBC is thrilled to continue its relationship with the arena and add to that growing legacy."
  2. Mr2urbo Black Belt

    Sep 18, 2008
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    “PBC wont be around next year”

    -Queen B in 2017
  3. HardasNAILZ Black Belt

    Jun 27, 2007
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    Eddie Hearn OWNS Al Haymon.

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