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.