SiriusXM announced today that it will begin broadcasting Premier Boxing Champions fights to satellite radio listeners nationwide, bringing the sport back to the national radio airwaves.
Introduced in January of this year, Premier Boxing Champions is a new series – created by Haymon Boxing – that features many of boxing’s best and brightest stars and champions.
SiriusXM’s first broadcast will be the April 11 Garcia-Peterson/Lee-Quillin fight card at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Airing on SiriusXM Sports Zone, channel 92 (8:00 pm ET), the big night of boxing features a clash of champions Danny Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) and Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs), and the co-main event is champion Andy Lee (34-2, 24 KOs) against former champion Peter Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs).
PBC on SiriusXM broadcasts will be produced by SiriusXM. The broadcast team for the April 11 card will feature former New York Athletic Commission Chairman and former Editor-in-Chief of The Ring Magazine Randy Gordon as the blow-by-blow voice and former heavyweight contender Gerry Cooney as the analyst. Sway Calloway, host of Sway in the Morning on Eminem’s Shade 45 channel, will be the ringside reporter.
SiriusXM will broadcast more than 10 Premier Boxing Champions events in 2015. Future broadcasts will be announced at a later date.
“So many of the great moments in boxing history were experienced by fight fans through their radios. We’ll deliver that experience again on SiriusXM by bringing the sounds and excitement from ringside into those fans’ cars, homes and phones,” said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s SVP of Sports Programming. “This is a very exciting time for boxing. The creation of the Premier Boxing Champions series and the buzz around big fights and new stars has sports fans as enthusiastic as ever about the sport. We look forward to building on that resurgence by offering live broadcasts of these terrific events to listeners nationwide.”
In addition to PBC on SiriusXM broadcasts, fight fans can tune in to exclusive boxing talk shows on SiriusXM Sports Zone, channel 92. Randy Gordon and Gerry Cooney host At the Fights every Monday and Friday at 6:00 pm ET. Going the Distance, hosted by renowned trainer Teddy Atlas, Wallace Matthews and Nabate Isles airs every Tuesday at 6:00 pm ET.