After decades of broadcasting premium boxing entertainment, it appears HBO may no longer be committed to the sport.
After landing the biggest fight of his professional career, one would assume that Jessie Vargas would be overjoyed with the amount of exposure and financial gain that traditionally comes with facing a boxing icon and a future Hall of Famer like eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
After weeks of speculation, Manny Pacquiao has officially announced he's fighting Jessie Vargas on November 5th in Las Vegas.
After an impressive and lucrative run on HBO PPV, it seems that a Manny Pacquiao bout will not be receiving the special Lampley/Kellerman/Lederman/Jones treatment at ringside on November 5.
THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY returns with a new edition WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Hosted by the four-time Sports Emmy® winner, who has hosted HBO Boxing since joining the network in 1988, the show is a provocative, engaging and informative experience that delves into intriguing storylines, newsmakers and issues that are top-of-mind in boxing.
According to Top Rank Promotions head Bob Arum, Junior Lightweight champion Terrance Crawford's next fight will be on July 23, and on PPV.
HBO Boxing presents an action-packed doubleheader when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: TERENCE CRAWFORD VS. HANK LUNDY AND FELIX VERDEJO VS. WILLIAM SILVA is seen SATURDAY, FEB. 27 at 10:00 p.m. (live ET/ tape-delayed PT) from The Theater at Madison Square Garden, exclusively on HBO.