The seemingly omnipotent Al Haymon and his PBC platform have struck yet again! (A deal that is) According to ESPN’s Dan Rafael:
Fox Sports 1 has announced that Haymon’s PBC will be the networks exclusive boxing content provider in a deal signed through June 2016. In that span Fox Sports 1 has agreed to air 21 PBC cards as part of their “Toe-To-Toe Tuesdays” series that will -as the advertising slogan suggests- be aired on Tuesday nights.
The inagural fight card in the series will air on Sept.8 and feature former junior middleweight titlist Austin Trout (29-2, 16 KOs) vs. Joey Hernandez (24-3-1, 14 KOs) in the main event. While junior featherweights Jorge Lara (27-0-1, 19 KOs) and Jesus Rojas (21-1-1, 15 KOs) will face-off off in the co-main event.
Though not a weekly series, there will be four live PBC “Toe-To-Toe Tuesday” cards featured on Fox Sports 1 in the month of September; one each Tuesday in its Premiere month on the network.
Former ESPN Friday Night Fight and current Showtime Championship Boxing host Brian Kenny will also serve as host for the new series on FS1.
Fox Sports 1’s signing with Haymon’s PBC comes right on the heels of the expiration of the network’s old deal with Golden Boy Promotions last month.
Other PBC on Fox Sports 1 fights to air in August will be:
-September, 15: Rising welterweight contender Sammy Vasquez (19-0, 13 KOs) against Jose Lopez (25-3-1, 15 KOs). Light heavyweights Thomas Williams Jr. (18-1, 12 KOs) and Umberto Savigne (12-2, 9 KOs) will meet in the co-feature.
• September, 22: Junior middleweight contender Julian Williams (20-0-1, 12 KOs) takes on Luciano Cuello (35-3, 17 KOs). Junior featherweight Moises Flores (23-0, 16 KOs) will defend his interim title against Luis Emmanuel Cusolito (21-1, 19 KOs) in the co-feature.
• September, 29: Junior lightweight titlist Javier Fortuna (28-0-1, 20 KOs) will make his first defense when he faces Carlos Velazquez (19-1, 12 KOs). In the co-feature, junior middleweight Domonique Dolton (17-0, 9 KOs) will face 2012 Mexican Olympian Oscar Molina (13-0, 10 KOs).