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Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs.

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Premier Boxing Continues To Grow, Announces Saturday Afternoon Deal With CBS

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 17 / 15

Boxing manager Al Haymon’s much-anticipated Premier Boxing Champions series has added dates across yet another network, announcing a joint venture that will include as many as eight Saturday afternoon dates on CBS this year. The first fight will feature light heavyweight star Adonis Stevenson ...

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Tags: Media, CBS, Boxing

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