Fox and Hounds

By Robert Ecksel on August 4, 2015
Fox and Hounds
The latest cable station to align itself with Premier Boxing Champions is Fox Sports 1.

The mastermind behind PBC continues to make waves, and the competition is running scared, as well they might….

Is it any wonder that Al Haymon is being sued right, left, and center? The mastermind behind Premier Boxing Champions continues to make waves, and the competition is running scared…as well they might.

The latest cable station to align itself with Haymon Boxing is Fox Sports 1, which joins a burgeoning list that includes NBC, CBS, Showtime, ESPN, Spike TV, Bounce TV, and who knows what other surprises are in store?

On September 8, “Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays” on Fox Sports 1 makes its television debut. It will be the first fight card of a multi-year, multi-platform arrangement between PBC and Fox Sports 1 (as well as its Spanish language affiliate, FOX Deportes).

“We’ve been invested in boxing as a cornerstone property since launching FOX Sports 1,” says David Nathanson, FOX Sports Head of Business Operations. “Premier Boxing Champions delivers high profile, high-quality programming that is breaking viewership records in the boxing space. There is no question that this deal makes FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes true destinations for boxing fans.”

Former ESPN anchor Brian Kenny will be the host.

“I’m so excited to be working on FOX Sports 1 on this new PBC series,” says Kenny. “We’re looking forward to making boxing even more accessible to the fans, providing world-class matchups and putting the spotlight on fighters who deserve to be seen by both hardcore and mainstream fans. We will be real with the audience, show them respect and give them the landscape of the boxing world.”

“Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays” kicks off with a super welterweight bout between former world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (29-2, 16 KOs), from Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez (24-3, 14 KOs), from Miami, Florida. The co-main event features a junior featherweight bout between undefeated Jorge Lara (27-0-1, 19 KOs), from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and Jesus Rojas (21-1, 15 KOs), hailing from Caguas, Puerto Rico. The fights will be televised live from the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California.

The following week, on Tuesday, September 15 (9:00 PM ET), undefeated welterweight Sammy “The Sergeant” Vasquez (19-0, 13 KOs), fighting out of Monessen, Pennsylvania, gets it on with Jose “Piston” Lopez (25-3, 15 KOs), from Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico, in the main event. Light heavyweights Thomas Williams (18-1, 12 KOs) and Umberto Savigne (12-2, 9 KOs) are featured in the co-main.

On Sept. 22, Philadelphia’s unbeaten super welterweight Julian “J-Rock” Williams (20-0-1, 12 KOs) tests his skills against tough veteran Luciano Cuello (35-3, 17 KOs). Also featured that night, junior featherweight Moises Flores (23-0, 16 KOs) looks to stay unbeaten when he steps into the ring against Luis Emmanuel Cusolito (21-1, 19 KOs).

On Tuesday, September 29, WBA World super featherweight champion Javier Fortuna (28-0, 20 KOs), from La Romana, Dominican Republic, puts his belt on the line against 2004 Puerto Rican Olympian Carlos Ivan Velazquez (19-1, 12 KOs), fighting out of Miami, in the night’s main event. The co-main event features a battle of unbeaten super welters when Detroit’s Domonique Dolton (17-0, 9 KOs) faces 2012 Mexican Olympian Oscar Molina (13-0, 10 KOs).

And the hits just keep on coming.

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  1. Joshua Broom 10:14pm, 08/06/2015

    I don’t know how to feel about Haymon’s monopolizing of the sport; however I do know that I like free Boxing! Looks like we have ourselves some “Tuesday Night Fights”!

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