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Lampley: Showtime’s Worked to Get Floyd for Long Time

by David P. Greisman

Jim Lampley, HBO’s veteran blow-by-blow announcer for its boxing broadcasts, believes that Showtime long worked toward getting Floyd Mayweather to sign with them before ultimately succeeding this month.

Lampley, who made the same observation others in the industry have, said this in a radio interview with The Mighty 1090 in San Diego with Scott and BR, according to a transcript of the conversation from SportsRadioInterviews.com and a recording of the interview posted on that website.

“This is something that CBS/Showtime have been working on for a long, long time and within the past year they have sharpened their knives and worked even harder than ever before to try to get into this arena,” Lampley said.

“It’s been no secret in the sport that over the course of the past year Showtime has done all or maybe 90 percent of their business with Golden Boy Promotions. They have catered very favorably to fighters who are managed by Al Haymon, Floyd Mayweather’s manager, so this approach took place on a lot of different fronts. They worked as hard as they possibly could.”

Among other items related to this news, Lampley also questioned whether Mayweather will actually fight six times in 30 months, as was mentioned in the news release announcing his partnership with Showtime, and whether those bouts would be competitive or would be fights in which the outcome is known in advance.

More from the Lampley interview can be found at:

http://sportsradiointerviews.com/2013/02/21/boxing-jim-lampley-floyd-mayweather-jr-leaves-hbo-for-showtime/

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rapid Counter on 02-22-2013

Calling Lampley a "blow-by-blow announcer" is a bit of an overstatement

Comment by MASTER1454 on 02-22-2013

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;13067772]I actually think Macklin and Barker would give any of those guys a tough fight at middle weight. Golovkin technically hasn't fought anyone who was remotely considered good or at the top of the division and Pirog went the distance…

Comment by twosweethooks on 02-22-2013

Without a doubt HBO and JIM Lampley is the best commentators along with Roy Jones Jr and Larry Merchant,, not so high on the other dude. Showtime has ONE great and that is Bernstein !! The others are plastic HBO…

Comment by hitking on 02-22-2013

[QUOTE=Davis40;13066458]Love how the flow moes try to pretend they don't know mayweather ducked Pac Margarito ect for years and is now fighting another lightweight instead of 154 pound fighters like trout canelo ect where he is champ. Keep knob slobbing…

Comment by hitking on 02-22-2013

[QUOTE=Muscles72;13066754]I hear you man I'm a fan of Floyd and it disgusts me sometimes the way he cherry picks I mean lets face it he's gonna stay at welterweight even cotto is a blown up welterweight he don't want no…

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