NBC Extends Deal With Main Events, Will Air Boxing On Network TV
NBC today is expected to announce that it is bringing pro boxing back to network TV as part of a two-year extension of the “Fight Night” series that has aired on NBC Sports Network this year. Pro boxing last appeared on terrestrial television in '04. The deal with promoter Main Events calls for at least eight dates on NBCSN in '13 and again in '14, "with two slots on NBC in each of those years." NBC is holding the 4:00-6:00pm ET window on Dec. 22 for "a card that has not yet been determined but almost certainly will feature heavyweights" (SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, 7/2 issue).