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 Last update:  5/6/2011       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
HBO Sports Pres. To Be Levinsohn, Yahoo Denies Move
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By Rick Reeno

Thomas Hauser has advised BoxingScene.com that the next president of HBO Sports will be Ross Levinsohn.

Levinsohn will be replacing Ross Greenburg, who has been with HBO Sports for more than three decades.

According to Levinsohn's background pieced from several company profiles, he was the EVP of "Americas" at Yahoo, where he oversaw their US, Canadian, Latin and South American businesses. For nearly three years he was the managing director of Fuse Capital, a technology and media investment firm based in Los Angeles. He is the former President of Fox Interactive Media, the Internet and New Media arm of News Corporation, where he reported directly to Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. President Peter Chernin.

UPDATE: May Petry, Vice President of corporate communications at Yahoo Inc., has advised BoxingScene.com that "Ross Levinsohn is not leaving Yahoo! to join HBO Sports and is very happy at the company."

ADDITIONALLY: Yahoo Inc. has refused to give any quotes or statements from Levinsohn himself or place BoxingScene.com in direct contact with Levinsohn himself to set the record straight.

Tags: HBO , Ross Greenburg , Ross Levinsohn



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comment by SuckaPunch, on 05-06-2011
[QUOTE=oj simpson]losing pac to rival showtime & forgot to mention all the monies & effort they put in building andre berto & before that jermaine oneal didnt help either. they need a guy who is a sports guy to run hbo sports. this levinsohn guy doesnt sound like one.[/QUOTE] celtics center je...

comment by EngorgedW/Blood, on 05-06-2011
[QUOTE=rawr]Hopefully he can do a better job closing the Pac-Mayweather negotiation down. We need this fight signed already!!![/QUOTE] That's not HBO's job. HBO offers the money and airs the fight, the promoters/managers do the rest. The only one's that can close the Mayweather-Pacquiao deal i...

comment by gingeralbino, on 05-06-2011
[QUOTE=Beater_of_ass]So does that mean he is going to work with both Yahoo and HBO or is he not taking the HBO job?[/QUOTE] ive no idea, i just clicked the link and read the article. maybe he is staying with his current job, or maybe he just hasnt told them he is leaving yet

comment by Beater_of_ass, on 05-06-2011
[QUOTE=gingeralbino]article has been updated: UPDATE: May Petry, Vice President of corporate communications at Yahoo Inc., has advised BoxingScene.com that "Ross Levinsohn is not leaving Yahoo! to join HBO Sports and is very happy at the company."[/QUOTE] So does that mean he is going to ...

comment by gingeralbino, on 05-06-2011
article has been updated: UPDATE: May Petry, Vice President of corporate communications at Yahoo Inc., has advised BoxingScene.com that "Ross Levinsohn is not leaving Yahoo! to join HBO Sports and is very happy at the company."

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