Premier Boxing Champions series expands portfolio with CBS deal

US network CBS has acquired rights for the new Premier Boxing Champions series operated by manager and adviser Al Haymon.

Under the multi-year deal, the series will be shown on CBS as well as the network’s pay-television channel, Showtime.

CBS will show up to eight events this year, starting in April, with others possible on pay-television channel CBS Sports Network. The deal also includes support programming across CBS, CBS Sports Network and Showtime.

Last month, the NBC network and pay-television broadcaster Spike TV secured rights for the series in multi-year deals with the Haymon Boxing management company.