Advertisement
Advertisement

Jim Lampley Ready To Get Back in "The Fight Game"

By Jake Donovan

HBO’s “The Fight Game with Jim Lampley” will experience a change of pace from its normal scheduling. The next installment will serve as a standalone episode, rather than coming on the heels of a major fight as has been the case with the past few broadcasts.

The network announced that the next episode will air this Friday, October 25 (8:30PM ET/PT) on its flagship station.

Most notable among the storylines for the upcoming show is a promised detailed look into the Performance Enhancing Drug testing program utilized for the October 12 HBO PPV headliner, in which Tim Bradley turned back the challenge of Juan Manuel Marquez. The subject remained in headlines throughout the summer, primarily due to Bradley pushing for more stringent testing, and most of the rest of the parties involved in the process dragging their feet in honoring the terms of the contract.

Bradley campaigned for VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency) to conduct all testing, but ultimately settled for a promised modified and upgraded form of random drug testing. Such tests were conducted by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, whose office oversaw the event at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Both fighters were reported to have passed all forms of testing.

VADA was featured throughout the 2012 Year End edition of The Fight Game, in which host Jim Lampley heaped praise on Dr. Margaret Goodman, who founded the program and will be interviewed via satellite during this week’s installment.

In that same Year End edition, Lampley named Nonito Donaire as the Fighter of the Year, largely due to his in-ring achievements but also for his 24/7/365 commitment to random drug testing within the VADA program.

This Friday’s edition will also take a look back at last weekend’s major headline, as Ruslan Provodnikov forced Mike Alvarado to quit after ten rounds of brutal action. The feat came in front of a pro-Alvarado crowd in Broomfield, Colorado.

Other segments on the show include: HBO color commentator Max Kellerman looking into major boxing events which occurred over the past two months; pound-for-pound discussion (hopefully not as drawn out as their last installment in late June); the latest Gatti list; and a tribute dedicated to the one-year passing (to the day as the show airs) of the late Hall of Fame trainer and former HBO expert analyst Emanuel Steward.
 
Future airings for this installment of The Fight Game on HBO will come (all times ET/PT):  Sat., Oct. 26 (1:00AM), Sunday Oct. 27 (8:30AM), Tues. Oct. 29 (8:30AM and 5:00PM) and Thurs. Oct. 31 (12:00PM), Friday, Nov. 1 (2:55AM and 6:30PM) and Sat. Nov. 2 (10:45AM)
           
The episode will also replay on HBO2 on Wed., Oct. 30 (10:00PM) and Sat., Nov. 2 (5:45PM), in addition to being available on HBO OnDemand (by Oct. 29) and HBOGO.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board, Yahoo Boxing Ratings Panel and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

Tags: HBO image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Box Up! on 10-24-2013

Hello, i'm Jim Lampley.

Comment by NoelBetances on 10-24-2013

[QUOTE=Brickfist;13869682]Unless this show becomes a monthly feature i couldn't car less about it. Seems a bit pointless to have an hour long show talking boxing once every 4 months.[/QUOTE] Actually its half an hour long.... Jim Lampley deserves more time…

Comment by Brickfist on 10-24-2013

Unless this show becomes a monthly feature i couldn't car less about it. Seems a bit pointless to have an hour long show talking boxing once every 4 months.

Comment by flint on 10-24-2013

i wonder if lampley is going to have another campaign of taking pictures next to pacquiao's ball sack.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Deontay Wilder To Anthony Joshua: Why Wait? Let's Fight Now! Photos: Mayweather Hits BET Awards, Laila Ali Honors Father Video: Peter Quillin Discusses The Future of His Career Thurman: Porter Was Good With Pressure But Wasn't Effective Video: Chris Eubank Jr. Eager To Get Hands on Gennady Golovkin Video: Demetrius Andrade Rips Canelo, Talks Lara and Charlos NYSAC Doctor Explains Controversial Benavidez-Ntetu Stoppage Video: Sergio Martinez Gives Take on Canelo-Golovkin Situation Orlando Salido Still Confident He Did Enough To Unseat Vargas UKAD Refuses To Comment on Tyson Fury Doping Allegations Video: Daniel Jacobs on Thurman-Porter, Mora Rematch, More Thurman: One Win Won't Make Me Fill Mayweather's Shoes Video: Malignaggi Gives His Take on Canelo-Golovkin Situation DiBella: Thurman-Porter Edged Vargas-Salido for Fight of the Year Video: Anthony Joshua Details Breazeale KO, Future Targets Video: George Groves on Murray Win, World Title Shot Next Video: Eddie Hearn on Golovkin vs. Eubank, Joshua vs. Parker Eubank Jr: I Can't Wait To Take Golovkin's Scalp in England! Video: Jessie Vargas Reacts To Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter Thurman-Porter Most Watched Bout of 2016 To Date Anthony Johsua: Wilder, Fury, Haye - I'd Fight Any of Them! Video: Dominic Breazeale Reflects on KO Loss To Anthony Joshua Photos: Anthony Joshua Beats Up Breazeale, Knocks Him Out Team Fury Vehemently Denies Doping Allegations Anthony Joshua Eyes November Defense, With Joseph Parker Photos: Thurman vs. Porter Barclays War - MONSTER Gallery Keith Thurman Reiterates Desire To Fight Danny Garcia Video: Keith Thurman Talks Porter Win, Mayweather, The Future Photos: George Groves Shows Class in Win Over Martin Murray Photos: Eubank Sends Message To Golovkin by Crushing Doran Hearn: Canelo Lost Face, Eubank Ready To Face Golovkin! David Haye: Joshua is Not Anywhere Near Enough To Beat Me! Arum: Pacquiao's Options Are Broner, Danny Garcia, Crawford Joshua on Wilder: I'm On My Way To America, SHO Backing Me Porter: I Beat Thurman, We Need That Rematch - Fans Want It! Mike Alvarado Struggles in Win: Matt Korobov Decisions Vera Justin DeLoach Wins Big Over Junior Castillo Thurman Confident of Win: I Rocked Porter a Few Times Keith Thurman Edges Shawn Porter To Win a War at Barclays Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement