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HBO Gave Up Boxing One Year Ago: Does Boxing Miss HBO?

HBO Gave Up Boxing One Year Ago: Does Boxing Miss HBO?

By Mitch Abramson - It’s been 13 months since HBO decided to move away from boxing, and two things remain true. HBO still doesn’t do boxing, and Larry Merchant is still making astute observations. Yes...

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Jim Lampley Reacts To The Passing of Harold Lederman

As previously reported by BoxingScene.com, respected boxing judge turned broadcaster Harold Lederman, best known as the unofficial scorekeeper for HBO Boxing, passed away at 79 after battling cancer....

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HBO's Peter Nelson Reacts To Passing of Harold Lederman

As BoxingScene.com reported earlier, well known boxing judge Harold Lederman passed away at the age of 79-years-old, after a long battle with cancer. In 33 years as a judge, Lederman scored more than ...

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Jim Lampley Recalls Bizarre Buster Douglas-Mike Tyson Broadcast

Jim Lampley Recalls Bizarre Buster Douglas-Mike Tyson Broadcast

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - If you’re a boxing fan of a certain age, it remains an indelible memory. And whether you watched the broadcast live or blearily scanned for results after a Saturday evening spent...

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Muhammad Ali - Two Part Documentary, Debuts on HBO, May 14

The two-part HBO Sports documentary WHAT’S MY NAME | MUHAMMAD ALI, chronicling the extraordinary life of one of the 20th century’s most iconic figures, debuts TUESDAY, MAY 14 (8:00-10:40 p.m. ET/PT), ...

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De La Hoya: Nobody in HBO Upper Brass Had Passion For Boxing

Last year, Golden Boy Promotions made a big move when they signed an exclusive five year deal with streaming service DAZN. Golden Boy was looking for a new home after their longtime network partner, H...

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BoxingScene's Rest of the Best of 2018

BoxingScene's Rest of the Best of 2018

By Cliff Rold - Some choices are easy. Oleksandr Usyk as Fighter of the Year, at this website and through just about every outlet that covered boxing in 2018, was as easy as it gets. Three major wins,...

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HBO: A Farewell to Arm(ed Combat)

HBO: A Farewell to Arm(ed Combat)

By Cliff Rold - HBO was never the only home of big time boxing. They did a hell of a job branding it that way. In 1986, Showtime secured the rights to Marvin Hagler-John Mugabi to make themselves a pl...

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Bivol-Pascal, HBO’s Last WCB Main Event, Peaked At 537K Viewers

The last “World Championship Boxing” broadcast of HBO’s 45-year run in boxing drew lower ratings Saturday night than its previous such telecast. Nielsen Media Research ratings released Wednesday indic...

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Kathy Duva: What Will Boxing World Look Like Without HBO In It?

Kathy Duva: What Will Boxing World Look Like Without HBO In It?

By Keith Idec - Kathy Duva remembers that June 2002 afternoon as if it were yesterday. It was an especially meaningful moment for the veteran promoter because it marked the first time as Main Events’ ...

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Loyalty Led Bivol To Taking Less Money To Headline HBO Show

Dmitry Bivol could’ve accepted more lucrative offers from competitors once HBO’s executives revealed late in September that the network would stop televising boxing in 2019. The unbeaten WBA light hea...

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Lampley: Crawford, Spence, Thurman Must Fight Each Other

New York - For decades, when many fans would discuss the individual they considered to be the 'voice of boxing,' HBO’s Jim Lampley would quickly come to mind. However, after December 8th the network ...

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Jacobs-Derevyanchenko HBO Main Event Peaked at 553K Viewers

Perhaps the most compelling, competitive boxing match HBO broadcast live on the network this year drew lower ratings than most of its less entertaining fights this year. According to Nielsen Media Res...

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Jim Lampley Discusses The End of HBO Boxing, Reflects

Jim Lampley Video Interview - Danny Jacobs won the IBF middleweight title Saturday night, pulling out a thrilling split decision over Sergiy Derevyanchenko....

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Hearn Agrees With Arum on Showtime Leaving Boxing like HBO

New York - Outside of Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KO’s), there probably wasn’t one other person inside the Hulu Theatre with a bigger smile than promoter Eddie Hearn - ahead of the monumental announcem...

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De La Hoya Plans To Speak With HBO on Canelo-Fielding

As BoxingScene previously reported, Mexico’s Canelo Alvarez announced on Friday that he will challenge Rocky Fielding of Britain for the WBA "regular" super middleweight title on Dec. 15 at New York’s...

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Road to Jacobs/Derevyanchenko Will Debut on HBO, Oct. 13

HBO Boxing presents “Road to Jacobs/Derevyanchenko,” an invigorating special examining the highly anticipated 160-pound title showdown between Daniel Jacobs and Sergiy Derevyanchenko set for Saturday,...

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Hearn on HBO's End, U.S. Market, Overpaying Fightrers, More

Promoter Eddie Hearn has a busy end to 2018, with shows in America, the UK and Monte Carlo. But he said he won’t be the one putting on Chris Eubank Jr-James DeGale [It’s not our fight”] if it happens ...

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Hearn Makes "Improved" Wilder-Joshua Offer, Asks For Meeting

Eddie Hearn made a brief stop by the WBC convention in Kiev today to make the case for his fighters at the mandatory contender meetings. Who spoke on behalf of his heavyweight, Dillian Whyte, who sits...

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Loeffler: Bidding War For Golovkin, Surprised By HBO Withdraw

TOM LOEFFLER said he was “surprised” to hear of HBO’s decision to withdraw from boxing. Loeffler, who has promoted Gennady Golovkin and the super-flyweight series on the network, hopes to have a new h...

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