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Joshua-Klitschko II: There Will Be HBO, Showtime Collaberation

Sheffield - Last month, network rivals HBO and Showtime came together on a television deal to broadcast the highly anticipated heavyweight fight between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko. The netw...Read More

Agitated Arum: HBO, Showtime Don’t Own the Boxing Business!

NEW YORK – Bob Arum’s love-hate relationship with HBO took another tumultuous turn Saturday night. The outspoken promoter promised a group of reporters during a ringside rant at Madison Square Garden ...Read More

Arum Suggests Crawford’s Next Fight Won’t Be Televised by HBO

NEW YORK – Bob Arum made it clear Saturday night that he won’t wait around for an HBO date before scheduling Terence Crawford’s return to the ring. Crawford’s promoter wants the unbeaten WBC/WBO super...Read More

Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev II - HBO 24/7 - Debut on June 2

In advance of the highly anticipated light heavyweight championship rematch between world-class prizefighters Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev, HBO Sports will air “24/7 Ward/Kovalev 2,” an exhilarating ...Read More

HBO's Replay of Joshua-Klitschko Peaked at 890K Viewers

How good was the Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko heavyweight title fight? So good that, according to Nielsen Media Research ratings released Tuesday, an average of 738,000 viewers watched HBO’s same...Read More

Showtime's Espinoza: There's One Network Committed to Boxing

NEW YORK – Stephen Espinoza made it perfectly clear he feels Showtime has surpassed HBO as the premier provider of boxing programming on premium cable. Espinoza, the executive vice president and gener...Read More

Showtime to Air Joshua-Klitschko Live; HBO Gets Delayed Telecast

Showtime announced a considerable boxing victory over HBO on Monday. After a long battle between the premium-cable rivals, Showtime essentially revealed it won a bidding war with HBO to secure the U.S...Read More

Lomachenko-Sosa Peaked at 886K Viewers on HBO; Averaged 832K

An increasing amount of viewers want to watch Vasyl Lomachenko, even in one-sided fights. The Ukrainian star’s nine-round domination of Jason Sosa generated the highest rating for a boxing match on pr...Read More

DiBella: Ratings the Real Reason HBO Airing Less Boxing in 2017

Lou DiBella doesn’t believe HBO’s decision to broadcast less boxing thus far in 2017 has anything to do with AT&T purchasing Time Warner, HBO’s parent company, last year. The outspoken promoter, a for...Read More

Showtime, HBO Still in Running to Air Joshua-Klitschko in U.S.

NEW YORK – Stephen Espinoza would’ve loved to have been able to tell reporters Thursday that Showtime has secured the U.S. television rights to air the Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko heavyweight ch...Read More

Lemieux-Stevens HBO Show Peaked at 672K Viewers; Averaged 606K

David Lemieux delivered a highlight-reel knockout Saturday night, but the former middleweight champion’s dramatic victory over Curtis Stevens didn’t deliver great ratings. According to figures release...Read More

Joshua vs. Klitschko - U.S. Television Situation Still Up in The Air

So just who will televise the heavyweight title bout between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko on April 29th from Wembley Stadium in London, England? While Klitschko has had a long association wit...Read More

Hunter: Ward Mistreated By Media, HBO - Why Wouldn't He Retire?

Shortly after Andre Ward’s close unanimous decision victory over Sergey Kovalev, Ward voiced that he might retire before granting the Russian puncher a rematch — a statement that surprised many who si...Read More

HBO Begins To Fill The Gaps In Search Of A Brighter Future

When the January 28 HBO Boxing After Dark doubleheader was first announced, its matchups were met with mixed reviews. Francisco Vargas was due to make the second defense of his super featherweight tit...Read More

Showtime Scores Rare Ratings Win Over HBO in Head-to-Head Battle

NEW YORK – Showtime Sports produced a rare ratings victory over rival HBO Sports for competing boxing broadcasts Saturday night. Viewership for Showtime’s doubleheader, which featured a WBA featherwei...Read More

Premium Strengths - The HBO vs. Showtime Viewership Battle

Premium Strengths - The HBO vs. Showtime Viewership Battle

By Cliff Rold - This weekend, boxing fans with subscriptions to premium cable outlets HBO and Showtime can complain that the two shows will run head to head. They can’t complain about what they’re get...Read More

Joshua vs. Klitschko - U.S. TV Deal By Month's End, Says Hearn

New York - Budding Superstar Anthony Joshua (18-0, 18 KO’s) is on a scheduled collision course with the former reigning heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KO’s). The two are set to squa...Read More

Lomanchenko Named Fighter of the Year by HBO’s ‘The Fight Game’

In its previous episode, HBO Sports moved Vasyl Lomachenko into the top spot on “The Fight Game with Jim Lampley” pound-for-pound list. On Wednesday night, Lampley announced during the show’s newest e...Read More

Lampley Critical of Pay-Per-View Model on New ‘The Fight Game’

Jim Lampley didn’t bite his tongue regarding boxing’s broken pay-per-view model, the same television vehicle the company that employs him helps support. The veteran HBO blow-by-blow announcer was crit...Read More

'The Fight Game' on HBO - Year-End Edition Information

THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY returns with a special year-in-review edition WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Hosted by the four-time Sports Emmy® winner, who has host...Read More