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If you have been missing the regularity of having boxing run on ESPN, here is a bit of news which will maybe salve your sadness. PBC will have a flurry of bouts to run on The WorldWide Leader, starting June 4.

The speculation which popped up when we didn’t see shows on the schedule from PBC was rampant. Naysayers were thinking the PBC experiment was running off the rails. Looks like maybe they were being quiet as they planned this…

Here is the release which went out:

A new summer series of PBC on ESPN begins Saturday June 4 on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 11 p.m. ET. The cards will air evenings June through August on ESPN and ESPN Deportes; all fights will also simulcast on WatchESPN.

The June 4 card will air live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. The card features light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev against 2008 Argentinean Olympian Ezequiel Maderna in a 10-round fight from Montreal’s Bell Centre. The co-feature pits undefeated welterweights Bryant Perrella and David Grayton, also scheduled for 10 rounds.

“Premier Boxing Champions has delivered exciting boxing events that have garnered strong boxing viewership over the last year,” said Matthew Volk, director of programming and acquisitions for ESPN. “We are enthusiastic to showcase this new set of fights as a consistent summer series on ESPN.”

PBC on ESPN Summer 2016 Schedule, on ESPN and ESPN Deportes
Time (ET)
Saturday, June 4
11 p.m.
Saturday, July 2
9 p.m.
Saturday, July 9
7 p.m.
Friday, July 15
9 p.m.
Thursday, July 21
8 p.m.
Friday, August 5
9 p.m.
Friday, August 12
9 p.m.

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.