One of the most frequently asked questions that I have been getting on social media in recent days -- non-Mayweather-Pacquiao category -- is whether the "Premier Boxing Champions" cards will be televised in the United Kingdom, where the fight fans are nothing if not passionate.
The answer is yes.
While the series kicks off on Saturday night on NBC (8:30 ET) in the United States, the fights from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas will also be available live on subscription boxing channel BoxNation in the U.K.
BoxNation announced a multi-fight deal to air adviser/manager Al Haymon's series on Wednesday.
So far BoxNation is booked to air three fight cards as part of the deal: Saturday night's card that includes welterweight titlist Keith Thurman against Robert Guerrero and junior welterweight Adrien Broner against John Molina Jr.; the March 13 card (Spike TV in the U.S.) that includes welterweight Andre Berto against Josesito Lopez and Shawn Porter against Roberto Garcia; and the April 11 card (NBC in the U.S.) that includes junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia against titleholder Lamont Peterson in a nontitle fight and middleweight titlist Andy Lee defending against former titlist Peter Quillin.
Saturday's BoxNation coverage begins at 1:30 a.m. U.K. time, March 13 begins at 2 a.m. and the April 11 start time is to be announced.
U.K. fans figure to have particular interest in the winner of the between Ireland's Lee and Quillin is mandated to face British contender Billy Joe Saunders later in the year.
"BoxNation continuously looks to deliver the very best fights out there for our viewers. This agreement once again demonstrates our commitment to boxing and our aim of airing the very best shows, both domestically and internationally, to our loyal subscribers," said Jim McMunn, BoxNation's managing director.