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HBO to end boxing telecasts after 45 years

Move marks latest shift for premium service (Editor’s Note: This post has been updated.) After a few years on the ropes, HBO’s boxing franchise is down for the count. HBO announced Thursday it was ending boxing telecasts on the network after 45 years, with the cancellations of World Championship Boxing, Boxing After Dark, and The Fight Game.  The move isn’t […]

ESPN fights its way back into the boxing business

More boxing on the way As the sports world Saturday was focusing on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor pay-per-view fight from Las Vegas, ESPN made some boxing news of its own over the weekend by announcing a new, multi-deal year to carry boxing matches from Top Rank, a promotion run by legend Bob Arum. Top Rank tested the waters recently with […]

Are you ready for some boxing?

The new Premier Boxing Champions project off to a decent start  After a nearly 20-year absence from primetime, professional boxing returned to broadcast network prime-time Saturday night, thanks to boxing promoter Al Heymon and his newly created Premier Boxing Champions. The boxing schedule struck time-buy deals with NBC, CBS, and Spike TV for bouts, and the first of them came […]