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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

Cotto vs. Kirkland Tickets Priced Right, On Sale Thursday

NEW YORK, NY (December 19, 2016) – Roc Nation Sports and Miguel Cotto Promotions are pleased to announce that Five-Time World Champion Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) will return to the ring on Saturday, ...Read More

Showtime's Espinoza Not Concerned About Recent Ratings

Despite its low ratings this past weekend for the broadcast that featured Abner Mares' latest title winning effort versus Jesus Cuellar from the Galen Center in Los Angeles, Stephen Espinoza, the Exec...Read More

Crawford-Molina Fight Peaked at 871K Viewers, Averaged 806K

Terence Crawford’s domination of John Molina Jr. was the most-watched of six bouts broadcast by HBO and Showtime on Saturday, either live or on delay. Crawford-Molina peaked at 871,000 viewers and ave...Read More

Showtime Sports Head: We Are The Market Leader, NOT HBO!

Showtime Sports head Stephen Espinoza believes his network has clearly established itself as the market leader when it comes to boxing programming. Unfortunately, 2016 has been full of mismatches and...Read More

Lebron Producing Muhammad Ali Documentary For HBO

An untitled HBO Entertainment multi-part documentary about the life and career of Muhammad Ali from LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment and Antoine Fuqua’s Fuqua Films has star...Read More

Parker-Ruiz Title Fight Nearing Sold Out Status in New Zealand