Spike TV drops PBC

Spike TV drops PBC

Spike TV will no longer carry the PBC

Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) will no longer appear on Spike TV. The network has decided to not renew the contract.

David Schwarz, a spokesperson for Spike, told ESPN “”Spike aired a PBC fight a few months back [in January]. We have a great relationship and running dialogue with Al and the PBC,. Our focus is on Bellator right now, but if the right fight arises we are all ears.”

The PBC seems to be either in denial or just mum on the situation. Tim Smith, PBC spokesman stated to ESPN “We’re in discussions with Spike about the future, but nothing is firm yet.” Given the fact that Spike canceled the show, I would say the discussions are over.

The PBC has deals with other networks, but one has to wonder will those be coming to an end also. Will the PBC become strictly a Showtime product? Only time will tell.