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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...Read More

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...Read More

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’ ...Read More

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...Read More

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 ...Read More

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...Read More

Video: 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....Read More

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...Read More

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...Read More

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,...Read More

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 ...Read More

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...Read More

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...Read More

Lampley on HBO's Exit: I Probably Would Have Made Same Call

Lampley on HBO's Exit: I Probably Would Have Made Same Call

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Jim Lampley got a call last week that he didn’t want to hear. But he knew that it would come. After spending 45 years as the gold standard of premium cable boxing, HBO execs pull...Read More

Canelo's Television Future To Be Decided Soon

So with HBO deciding to get out of the boxing business in 2019, that leaves the games biggest pay-per-view star, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, as a free agent of sorts. Right now, Golden Boy Promotions, is s...Read More

HBO Out of Boxing: Some of Us Will Miss The Voices

The first thought I had when I heard that HBO was out of boxing were the voices that would go silent. I occasionally stumble upon old sports clips on YouTube and hear the voice of a broadcaster from m...Read More

HBO's Nelson Denies Ratings Decline Was Factor To Drop Boxing

Peter Nelson, the head of HBO Sports, denies the circulating claims that declining ratings and bad matchups were determining factors behind the network's decision to drop boxing after 45 years of tele...Read More

Larry Merchant Reacts To HBO's Decision To Leave Boxing

The industry is still shocked, after HBO announced on Thursday of their company decision to drop live boxing after more than 1,000 fights over four decades of telecasts....Read More

Arum: HBO Has Great Entertainment, Not Canceling Subscription

People kept asking Bob Arum on Thursday if he, like some boxing fans, would cancel his subscription to HBO now that the premium cable network has announced it will no longer broadcast boxing....Read More

Hearn on HBO's Decision: They Lost Their Desire To Fight On

Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport was stunned like everyone else, when HBO confirmed on Thursday their decision to walk away from professional boxing after 45 years of live fight programming. HB...Read More