“Part of what was intended to make the Friday PBC broadcasts better than their now extinct Friday competition is the name value of the fighters involved. No, familiarity is not enough for success, but if Haymon is looking to attract new viewers, and ultimately new sponsors, he is going to use the more recognizable names in his stable (at least for now). Unfortunately, Haymon has given little indication that he will risk having his familiar fighters knocked off. In this respect, there is little revolutionary about PBC boxing coming to regular cable. Mismatches, of course, are nothing new: HBO is guilty of them with their flagship fighters, Showtime is guilty of making them for whomever Haymon says.”
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