PBC has officially announced a multi-year US deal with Amazon Prime Video to broadcast their boxing fights next year, with Gervonta Davis being in the running to headline the first PPV in March.
The news arrives after Showtime confirmed that they would no longer broadcast combat sports at the end of the year. Reports indicated that Amazon Prime Video and DAZN were being considered as Al Haymon’s PBC searched for a new network. PBC hopes to build on a successful year of boxing.
✍️ ANNOUNCED: Al Haymon’s PBC have signed a multi-year USA broadcast deal with Amazon Prime. Prime Video is set to become the home of PBC’s PPV fights (first one planned for March), championship bouts, behind-the-scenes docuseries, and more.
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) December 7, 2023
PBC put on the three most significant fights in the sport this year: Gervonta Davis vs Ryan Garcia, Errol Spence Jr. vs Terence Crawford and Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo. Those fights all produced a gate in excess of $20 million; the Davis-Garcia fight was the highest-grossing event in 2023.
Davis is currently back in the gym following his release from prison for violating the terms of his house arrest over a hit and run. As boxing fans wait for his next opponent, Davis shared a clip of a previous sparring session from four years ago, showing how destructive his punches can be.
In the following clip, Davis knocks his sparring partner backwards, who staggers out of the ring. Davis mocks him by going over the ropes to confront him. The boxer is currently undefeated with 29 wins and 27 by way of knockout as fans await his next move.
“Prime Video will distribute PBC’s industry-leading pay-per-view (PPV) events in the US, with the first event anticipated for March 2024. PBC PPV fights will be available for all viewers to purchase, regardless of Prime membership. In the US and select countries, Prime Video will exclusively stream a PBC Championship Boxing series of events, showcasing top matchups among boxing’s current and rising stars,” PBC
Great news! Amazon Prime is the biggest platform in the world and PBC already put on so many great events 🔥
— Lewis Su Boxing (@Lewissu123) December 7, 2023
That’s good news
— The Fact Sleuth (@Diduknow98) December 7, 2023
Amazon Prime have 167 million subscribers in the US alone. Game changed! Al Haymon Mr excellency.
— Steven Volkov (@JamesBecker1999) December 7, 2023