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Jim Lampley Agrees To New Multi-Year Deal With HBO

HBO Sports has entered into a new multi-year agreement with acclaimed broadcaster Jim Lampley, who serves as the primary voice for its HBO Boxing franchise. Lampley will continue to serve on multiple HBO Boxing platforms, including the host and blow-by-blow voice for “World Championship Boxing®,” “HBO Boxing After Dark®” and HBO Pay-Per-View.® 

He also will continue to host the boxing studio program “The Fight Game With Jim Lampley.”  The agreement was announced today by Peter Nelson, executive vice president, HBO Sports.

“For nearly three decades, Jim has been the most prominent television voice in boxing,” said Nelson. “His work is universally recognized as the standard in the sport and we are thrilled to know he will continue in this high visibility role for years to come. Jim’s high journalistic standards, historical knowledge of the sport and enthusiasm for sharing the backstories of the fighters who enter the ring enriches the broadcast experience for the HBO audience.”

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A four-time Sports Emmy® Award winner, Lampley was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY on June 14, 2015.

Starting with his first HBO presentation, the “World Championship Boxing” fight between Mike Tyson and Tony Tubbs from Tokyo on March 20, 1988, Lampley has been at the helm for many of the most dramatic moments in HBO Boxing history.

 "I'm very lucky to have spent nearly three decades working in HBO's unique culture, and grateful for the chance to keep doing it,” said Lampley.  “It's always been my natural home."

Lampley returns to HBO on Saturday, Oct. 21 when he calls the “HBO Boxing After Dark” tripleheader from Verona, NY at 10:05 p.m. (ET/PT).  The next edition of “The Fight Game With Jim Lampley” premieres Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nacho daddy on 10-10-2017

[QUOTE=H.B.Viper;18124496]Really, really, miss Cosell, Chris Shankel, Don Chevella, & Keith Jackson. But as far as here, & now, Steve Albert is the best play by play commentator in all of boxing. Was sad when his SHO contract expired.[/QUOTE] steve albert…

Comment by nacho daddy on 10-10-2017

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;18124402]this blowhard is in love with his words some type of narcissistic tripe as long as he is with HBO I will watch it in Spanish it's far better than his so-called commentary... he couldn't carry Don Dunphy's shoes..[/QUOTE] yes.…

Comment by nacho daddy on 10-10-2017

[QUOTE=Golden Boi 360;18123831]I wish HBO would add two more unofficial scorecards besides Harold Lederman's. Take two random scorecards from the media ringside and show them along with Lederman's.[/QUOTE] lederman is a squeaky annoying b a stard but the best judge…

Comment by Rip Chudd on 10-10-2017

Bang bang, don't like me commentating!? Bang bang, i'll talk some more, BANG!!!

Comment by Scipio2009 on 10-10-2017

[QUOTE=North Star;18125703]Huh, that would be quite the interesting endeavor to see MMA/UFC on the HBO airwaves. Very interesting.[/QUOTE] That's my inference towards what is likely to happen, tbh (HBO/TNT will win the UFC package, the package of 10 cards +…

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