Advertisement
Advertisement

NBC, AIBA Involved in Rift Over Ringside Commentary

LONDON - Olympic boxing's governing body said it had asked American broadcaster NBC to cease its ringside commentary at the London boxing arena on Friday because they were disrupting officials.

NBC, a unit of Comcast Corp, was the only broadcaster allowed to commentate from the ringside floor and the International Boxing Association (AIBA) said it had offered the team a space with the other media but that they decided to leave instead.

"NBC commentators were offered a booth in the media tribune like other broadcasters because they were very disturbing for AIBA officials - even during bouts they were not broadcasting - being located at the edge of the Field of Play," an AIBA spokesman said in an emailed statement.

"They claimed that since no boxers from the USA were still in the running, they didn't want to stay anyway."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by croz on 08-11-2012

I hope you guys backing this moron know the press over here are making the US look like a joke right now. Lose the game? Knock the board over and storm out - USA.

Comment by Nemisis on 08-11-2012

[SIZE="5"][COLOR="Blue"][B]GOOD JOB TEDDY!!!![/B][/COLOR][/SIZE] tell them no good sonsabeaches to fook themselves and their officiating. I can't be mad at ya for telling them the truth and what everyone ova here was thinkin. Great Job :boxing:

Comment by Corelone on 08-11-2012

[QUOTE=2501;12418001]Nice to know you don't like even playing fields.[/QUOTE] I'm not defending this mess, I'm just saying. It's been crooked for a long time.

Comment by Corelone on 08-11-2012

[QUOTE=crold1;12417850]LOL...it took no Cubans, Russians etc. The U.S. had run of a softened field and an unbelievably deep team that year.[/QUOTE] You prove my point, all these comments do. Regardless of missing countries and supposed depth of field, going on…

Comment by 2501 on 08-11-2012

[QUOTE=Corelone;12417809]When the Olympics were held in Los Angeles, USA, in 1984, The USA won 9 gold medals, one silver, and one bronze. I didn't hear anyone crying foul then. It took deliberate control of the media by the US to…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (18)
Top Headlines Peralta: I Was a Cab Driver, Now I Beat Robert Guerrero! Miguel Marriaga Blasts Out Robb, Jose Felix Crushes Frankel Yazmin Rivas Earns Debatable Split Nod Over Jessica Gonzalez David Peralta a Ghost Buster, Stuns Robert Guerrero in Upset Win Rod Salka Returns To Beat a Game Savi, Devin Haney Wins Isaac Dogboe Impressive, Dominates Neil John Tabanao Freddy Hernandez Shocks Alfredo Angulo With Big Decision Win Terrell Gausha Snags Tough Decision Win Over Steve Martinez Avni Yildirim Dominates Aaron Pryor Jr. Over Ten Rounds Cuadras To Chocolatito: I'm Good, I'm Very Handsome, I'll KO You Euro News: Imre Szello, Lauren vs. Svensson Card, Pierre Madsen Promoters Coming Together To Fight New Laws in New York Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Kazuto Ioka is Likely Purse Bid Bound Kovalev vs. Ward T-Mobile Arena Ticket Information Liam Smith: I Can Take Canelo's Shots, I Want To Test His Chin! Tommy Morrison's Son Aims To Impress on ShoBox Kovalev-Ward Deal Finalized For Vegas; Announcement Soon Anthony Joshua's Ring Return: Manchester is The Frontrunner Whyte vs. Sexton Plans Canned, Could Be Dereck Chisora Next Robert Frankel Ready: Jose Felix is a Very Winnable Fight Casimero Training Very Hard For Edwards, Says Promoter Hearn Hopeful For Callum Johnson Commonwealth Challenge Golovkin's Coach: Eubank Sr. Telling Lies, Must Come To His Senses Vargas Confident: I Really Think I'm Knocking Manny Pacquiao Out! Golovkin: This is Different, I'm Not Doing What Canelo Did! Frank Warren on Eubank vs. Langford, Flanagan's Options Edwards Confident of Shocking Casimero on Golovkin vs. Brook Con Sheehan Signs With MGM, Will Fight Twice In A Week LaRon Mitchell Goes The Distance, Danny Roman Wins Mikaela Lauren Promises To Drill Klara Svensson For The Count Macklin Warns Brook: Golovkin is Smart, Don't Let Him Read You Jacobs: I'll Fight Golovkin Before Canelo Does - For Right Money Muhammad Ali Center Looks To The Future Without The Champ Frank Warren Throws Water on Joshua's Claim of Joyce Robbery Canelo Pleased To Reclaim Mexican Dates From Mayweather Deontay Wilder, Jarrell Miller Explodes - Heated Confrontation! Photos: Marriaga vs. Robb, Felix vs. Frankel - UniMas Weights Photos: Lucian Bute Putting in Work, Eager To Resume Career Brandon Rios' Manager: Top Rank Contract Ends in December Smith: Canelo Had To Go To 154 To Save Face Over Golovkin!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement