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The PBC on NBC Plan



By Michael Woods

I read the NY Daily News Sunday and their media reporter Bob Raissman was implying that Al Haymon’s PBC plan was on the ropes.

He noted that a big ole CBS show is planned, March 12, but no NBC prinetime dates have unfolded, as compared to last year, the PBC rollout year.

I checked in with Haymon Boxing media relations man Tim Smith. He said Raissman was welcome to ask him about the schedule, but didn’t.

“Our full schedule is going to be released on Thursday,” Smith told me. “Our first NBC prime show is scheduled for April 16 with five more thru the end of the year on the Peacock Network. So Mr. Raissman is not on target.”


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.