PBC and Joe Hand Promotions Create Long-Term Partnership



Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) today entered into a long-term agreement with Joe Hand Promotions to be the exclusive distributor of its upcoming Pay-Per-View commercial content to sports bars, restaurants, and other live venues.

“This arrangement is the first of its kind for a boxing series and a distributor,” said Tim Smith, Vice President, Communications, Haymon Boxing. “With Joe Hand Promotions’ partnerships with national sports bar chains, we see this as an outstanding opportunity to bring the biggest stars and best fights to a huge section of fans in the commercial marketplace. We look forward to taking PBC fights to new audiences with Joe Hand Promotions.”

“Adding PBC content into our portfolio brings us back to our boxing roots,” said Joe Hand, Jr., President. “PBC is the perfect content provider to bring fight fans across North America into the premier sports bars and restaurants looking to enhance the customer experience and increase food and beverage sales. We look forward to some outstanding boxing events with our new partnership with PBC.”

Joe Hand Promotions will now bring upcoming PBC Commercial Pay-Per-View fights to sports bars and other dining establishments across North America.

Sports bars and restaurants looking to secure any of PBC’s upcoming Pay-Per-View fights can schedule showings in their establishment by contacting Joe Hand Promotions at 1-800-557-4263 or visit joehandpromotions.com.
To find a bar or restaurant showing the upcoming PBC fight and future events, access Joe Hand Promotions’ Bar Finder at joehandpromotions.com

Joe Hand Promotions previously distributed PBC Pay-Per-View fights, including the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury, Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner, Errol Spence Jr. vs. Mikey Garcia, and Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman fights.

Boxing has been at the roots of Joe Hand Promotions since the company’s inception nearly 50 years ago when Joe Hand, Sr. was Joe Frazier’s manager. The company has been bringing fan communities together to watch sporting events since 1971 and has promoted closed-circuit events in arenas and theatres for years before dominating the commercial space with Pay-Per-View boxing events, becoming the leading provider of live content to sports bars, restaurants, and dining establishments.

The company has presented more than 25,000 events to establishments while boosting their food and beverage sales, expanding their customer base, and increasing their late-night revenues.

PBC takes boxing back to its roots. This is boxing, pure and simple, where what’s brought to the fight, mentally and physically, is what determines who goes home the winner, and who just goes home. Bouts featured within the PBC series are promoted by licensed promoters, with each bout in accordance with applicable regulatory rules and regulations.

Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), was created for television by Haymon Sports, LLC, in January 2015. PBC is a boxing series that returns the sweet science to its rightful place atop the sports pantheon. Featuring today’s best and brightest stars in their toughest, most anticipated bouts, Premier Boxing Champions events are featured on SHOWTIME, FOX, FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes, Bounce and ITV.

Alicia Napoleon-Espinosa joins Broadway Boxing commentary team this Thursday

WBA Super Middleweight Women’s World Champion Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon-Espinosa (12-1, 7 KOs), from Lindenhurst, Long Island, NY, has signed on with DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing commentary team for their next three events.

This Thursday, October 24, Napoleon-Espinosa will join Justin Shackil, Corey Erdman and Brian Adams on the commentary for “Broadway Boxing at the Pope”, streamed live exclusively from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY, on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, starting at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The event is the 110th edition of the long-running Broadway Boxing series. Broadway Boxing is presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX, Christos Steak House and Gagliardi Insurance.

“I’m very excited to join the commentary team for the next three Broadway Boxing events, starting with this Thursday’s tremendous card from St. Francis College, in Brooklyn,” said Napoleon-Espinosa, who stopped Schemelle Baldwin in the fourth round on August 29, at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT. “This past July, I traveled to Costa Rica to commentate on the Broadway Boxing event down there and truly enjoyed the experience. Recently, Lou DiBella asked me to work on the next three events and I was thrilled to accept his offer. I look forward to bringing my unique insight as a current world champion to the fans watching on UFC FIGHT PASS.”

Napoleon-Espinosa won her world title with a 10-round unanimous decision against Femke Hermans on March 3, 2018, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. She has since made two successful defenses with details on her next bout to be announced in the near future.

The 11-bout “Broadway Boxing at the Pope” event is headlined by the highly anticipated New York City return of undefeated super lightweight prospect “Marvelous” Mykquan Williams (15-0, 7 KOs), of East Hartford, CT, who will defend his WBC-USNBC Title against Tre’Sean Wiggins (11-4-2, 6 KOs), of Johnstown, PA.

Advance tickets for the event, presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX, Christos Steak House and Gagliardi Insurance, are priced at $160, $110, $80 and $50 and available here or by calling 212-947-2577. The Generoso Pope Athletic Complex is located at 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Doors on the night of the event will open at 6:30 p.m. with the first bell at 7:00 p.m.