HBO is Closing Out The Year With a Holiday Bang

It’s a holiday treat for HBO Boxing fans.  Over five consecutive nights in late December, the HBO2 service will present 10 of the year’s standout fights, spotlighting some of the biggest names in the sport in riveting performances.  Featured are signature wins by Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, Timothy Bradley Jr. and Carl Froch plus breakout victories by rising stars Gennady Golovkin, Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev.

Starting Monday, Dec. 23, HBO2 will replay 10 major league showdowns from this year over five consecutive nights.  Each night the doubleheader of action starts at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.  Fight fans will get to revisit the most memorable, most significant and most compelling bouts that were televised on HBO, including a couple of slugfests that are clear favorites for “Fight of the Year” honors.

The “Boxing’s Best” lineup includes:

Monday, December 23 at 11:00 p.m. 

Carl Froch vs. Mikkel Kessler II 

Sergey Kovalev vs. Nathan Cleverly

Tuesday, December 24 at 11:00 p.m.

Timothy Bradley Jr. vs. Ruslan Provodnikov

Miguel Cotto vs. Delvin Rodriguez

Wednesday, December 25 at 11:00 p.m. 

Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado II

Gennady Golovkin vs. Matthew Macklin

Thursday, December 26 at 11:00 p.m. 

Timothy Bradley Jr. vs. Juan Manuel Marquez

Adonis Stevenson vs. Chad Dawson

Friday, December 27 at 11:00 p.m. 

Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios

James Kirkland vs. Glen Tapia

*Winners names are in italics.

All times are ET/PT.

“Boxing’s Best” will be available on HBO ON DEMAND® and HBO GO®

2013 Highlights:

HBO Boxing traveled to four continents this year (North America, Europe, South America and Asia) illustrating the sport’s global appeal and reach.  Fight fans were presented live fights from exciting destinations in Macau, Moscow, Montreal and Buenos Aires.

The roster of elite fighters appearing on HBO in 2013 included: Sergio Martinez, Manny Pacquiao, Andre Ward, Gennady Golovkin, Timothy Bradley Jr., Wladimir Klitschko, Mike Alvarado, Juan Manuel Marquez, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Miguel Cotto, Carl Froch, Mikkel Kessler, Brandon Rios, Nonito Donaire and Mikey Garcia.

Emerging stars who made their HBO debut this year, launching an impressive  wave of new attractions on the network included: Ruslan Provodnikov, Adonis Stevenson, Sergey Kovalev and Terence Crawford.

The two top-rated boxing series on cable television are on HBO, the leading television platform for the sport in the U.S.  HBO Boxing has delivered 21 of the top 25 bouts on cable television in 2013.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mojita on 12-12-2013

Showtime killed it this year and I think HBO needs todo something soon to counter and i don't even think they can.

Comment by b morph on 12-12-2013

I don't think this was a very successful year for HBO. Could've been way better. I feel that Showtime got the better of the fights. Showtime has the better crop of fighters IMO. It was already mentioned that a lot…

Comment by Trudoe the.. on 12-12-2013

meh can get these all on youtube IF I wanted to watch any of them over again. A few I'd ike to, but again.. youtube. Thanks but no thanks HBO, no easy re-ratings for you.

Comment by kmas-ski on 12-12-2013

Is this a bang? More like a lapdance.

Comment by Weebler I on 12-12-2013

[QUOTE=-Antonio-;14020440]HBO finally decides to stop showcasing GB fighters when [B]they have nearly every entertaining fighter in their stable.[/B] Not a good year for HBO IMO.[/QUOTE] GBP or HBO? [QUOTE][B]Aside from the emergence of GG and Stevenson. [/B]They did start off…

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