Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
UFC's Dana White: Showtime is Kicking HBO's Ass - Boxing News
 
Follow BoxingScene
 
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
• Boxing Articles
• Boxing Interviews
• Breaking News
• Boxing Press Releases
• Boxing Results
• World Boxing News
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  4/28/2013       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky         
   
UFC's Dana White: Showtime is Kicking HBO's Ass
Mobile Version Share Click Here To Email   Search BoxingScene Database 

By Edward Chaykovsky

Dana White, President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), made some very surprising comments regarding the boxing battle between network giants HBO and Showtime.

In 2012, White had a bad falling out with Showtime over their business relationship connected to UFC's Strikeforce brand.

During the post-fight press conference to UFC's pay-per-view event on Saturday night, White discussed the split with Showtime and now believes the network moved away from MMA in order to place those budgetary funds into boxing.

Not long after Showtime completely backed away from Mixed Martial Arts, they closed an exclusive multi-year deal with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Because of the past friction between White and Showtime, it was certainly surprising to hear him praise the network.

For the moment, White believes Showtime is producing the better boxing product on their network. He caught portions of both televised shows on Saturday night and felt the Showtime broadcast was superior.

"I'm not the biggest Showtime fan on Earth, but I'll tell you what - Showtime blew HBO out of the water tonight," White stated when speaking with Bleacher Report. "With the presentation and all the things that they did, I never thought I'd see the day where I would say Showtime is actually looking better than HBO. It's crazy."

"I think they didn't want to be in business with us. Now that I look at it and see what they're doing - their plan was to take over boxing. Their plan was to get everybody that they could get away from HBO into Showtime and they're kicking HBO's ass right now."

Tags: HBO , Showtime



 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

comment by US Dirk Killer, on 07-03-2014
[QUOTE=JoeMan]HBO still beat them, doe, despite Haymon/Schaefer's overstacked stable of fighters. http://www.doghouseboxing.com/Media-Img-2/Boxing-Top-25-2013-Ratings-HBO-vs-SHOWTIME.jpg[/QUOTE][/QUOTE] That was their best year.... now they're getting crushed this year.... hahaha.... only 1...

comment by Golovkin, on 07-03-2014
I was about to come in and say "Maybe a year ago..." and then noticed the date. Me so smart. ^_^

comment by JoeMan, on 07-03-2014
HBO still beat them, doe, despite Haymon/Schaefer's overstacked stable of fighters. http://www.doghouseboxing.com/Media-Img-2/Boxing-Top-25-2013-Ratings-HBO-vs-SHOWTIME.jpg[/QUOTE]

comment by JoeMan, on 07-03-2014
Yawn.... :unitedsta

comment by mikinoki, on 07-03-2014
[QUOTE=ßringer]Quick, someone get Dana on the phone and ask him what he thinks of Garcia vs. Salsa.[/QUOTE] he doesn't care.....he just doesnt like hbo....

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (72) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Devi is Handed a One Year Ban F...
  Quade Cooper Prepared For Tough...
  Dirrell: I Honestly Believe Car...
  Frank Warren on Mayweather-Khan...
  Perez’ Lightweight Frame Carrie...
  Frampton: Rigondeaux is Real WB...
  Petr Petrov Faces William Silva...
  Zoltan Petranyi is Ready To Fig...
  NSAC Rules to Proceed With Luis...
  Colorado's Power Punching Cardo...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2014 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.