Report: Al Haymon has $20 Million Dollar Deal with NBC, Could Bring Boxing Back To Network TV

By C.J. Tuttle Oct 3, 2014
Al Haymon, powerful advisor to fighters the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jr., Amir Khan, Adrien Broner and more, reportedly has an exclusive output deal worth millions of dollars in place with NBC Sports for 24 fight dates.The news was revealed by Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events, who currently has a contract in place with the network and is likely set to be replaced by Haymon.

“He’s promised NBC that he’s going to take his fighters off premium cable, he’s going to put Showtime and HBO out of the puzzle and he’s going to do away with pay-per-view and create an over-the-top network,” Duva told “He’s got the fighters and he’s presumably got the money. I wish him the best and I totally and sincerely mean it. I pray he doesn’t blow it because if he does, we’re not going back to [network TV for a while]. If he’s successful, all the networks will want boxing.”

The news will likely change the landscape of boxing today, as the sport relies heavily on pay-per-view events with marquee names to drive revenue.

According to the report a good portion of the scheduled events will take place on the NBC Sports Network, however four of the events in the package could wind up airing during primetime on NBC’s flagship station, with one of the cards coming the week after this year’s Super Bowl.


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