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HBO to air Wladimir Klitschko-Kubrat Pulev live

by David P. Greisman

HBO has announced that it will air the Nov. 15 bout between heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev live at 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time. The bout is taking place in Hamburg, Germany.

This is Klitschko’s 19th appearance on HBO, but it is only the third time that Klitschko has been on the network in more than three years. HBO aired Klitschko’s wins over David Haye in July 2011 and Alexander Povetkin in October 2013.

“The heavyweight championship of the world is always going to be a vital commodity within the sport,” said Peter Nelson, vice president of programming for HBO Sports. “Wladimir is a preeminent ambassador to the sport and a great champion. We’ve looked to align our brands together and we’re thrilled to have him on our network.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Someone88 on 11-09-2014

Excellent! As it should be.

Comment by atomicsad on 11-09-2014

Best opponent Wlad has fought in years. It better be on tv.

Comment by beez721 on 11-09-2014

[QUOTE=daggum;15086042]having pulev ranked #1 makes no sense. who has he beaten? like i said takam had a better or at worst equal resume than pulev and yet pulev is ranked #1 and takam is unranked. makes no sense. don't go…

Comment by beez721 on 11-09-2014

[QUOTE=daggum;15086047]i wouldn't call clinching 187 times against povetkin outclassing. i would call it cheating.[/QUOTE] whats the povetkin fight have to do with this thread? you're clearly showing your hate. unlike povetkin,, pulev is not an inside fighter. hes a good…

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 11-09-2014

It looks like HBO is giving Klitschko another chance in buying the rights to this fight. The network passed on his fight with Leapi after the atrocious showing during the Povetkin fight. Let's hope Wladimir doesn't put us to sleep…

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