It’s had been over 30 years since boxing featured on network television in prime time. In September 2018, it was announced that a blockbuster deal had been struck for Fox Sports has become the major broadcaster for Premier Boxing Championships (PBC). Previously, Fox Sports featured boxing on FoxSports1 and FOX Deportes only. FS1 would carry 12 boxing nights each year. The big boon for longtime boxing fans, as well as newer viewers, are the 10 “fight nights” of PBC’s marquee events that will be broadcast during the year. With a roster of more than 160 boxers that includes 60 current or former champions, the programming on FOX promises the highest quality and level of excitement on FOX, FS1 and FOX PPV.
Deontay Wilder the WBC heavyweight champion is now signed to PBC along with the undefeated WBC middleweight champion, Jermall Charlo, and Mikey Garcia, perhaps one of the best pound-for-pound fighters, having won titles in four different weight classes. Jermall Charlo and his twin brother, Jermell, were both featured on FOX’s recent stellar night of boxing.
After seeing Jermell lose to Tony Harrison in a controversial decision, Jermall went out and retained his belt by defeating Matt Korobov. This was an enthralling evening and FOX surely established a place for boxing in the primetime viewing market.
How to watch FOX and FS1
Viewers will have the ability to watch their boxing shows without needing to pay for premium channels. FOX fight nights will be on your local FOX station’s channel. This will bring fond memories to those who remember when top-flight boxing cards were available on one of your local channels.
Many will also have additional FOX sports’ channels included in their basic cable. It is just as simple as checking the TV listings to see when upcoming shows will be aired. In addition to the fight nights, both channels are featuring pre- and post-fight shows and additional programs twice each month that will feature interviews with boxers, managers, and others involved in the sport of boxing.
How to stream FOX and FS1
Not only will all this programming be available through broadcasts, but also by using the FOX Sports app. The app can be downloaded and used on smartphones, tablets, and other devices to receive all of the boxing programs. The app also offers a platform to subscribe to any of the FOX PPV boxing events. All of the channels provide Spanish-language broadcasts as well.
Upcoming featured matches include the return of welterweight champion Keith Thurman after being away due to injury; and WBA featherweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz in a bout with Miguel Flores.