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Boxing On ESPN When?

Michael Woods



Dan Rafael, ESPN’s boxing big gun, Tweeted out some info on the state of boxing on ESPN, which signed on last year with Premier Boxing Champions, allowing PBC to place their fights on the ESPN platform, in exchange for about $10 million.


January to April to June, he Tweeted.

I poked PBC’s Tim Smith to see if he could add or clarify. “As far as I know the PBC on ESPN shows were always supposed to start up in July,” he told NYFIGHTS. “I don’t ever recall any of the shows being pushed anywhere.”

Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine,, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.