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Old 10-13-2011, 02:55 PM   #10
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Default Re: HBO Sports names Ken Hershman President.

Really like this. Hershman is used to working on a smaller budget and putting together competitive fights. On a per-dollar basis, Showtime has absolutely crushed HBO over recent years. Will be really fun to see what he can do with a substantially bigger budget and no one to come over the top of him. That's where I think HBO really failed, they were the biggest game in town and constantly negotiated against themselves, hopefully Hershman can use that to his advantage. "You want an HBO date, you have to take a competitive fight."

There was some talk about HBO having a new, smaller boxing show, kind of a bit like shobox. Would love to see that.

I hope Showtime gets a quality replacement for him, they are a good check on HBO and I really like their Shobox model.

This is big, big news - by the way - nothing else comes close to the influence HBO has over boxing. Really hopeful that this could build some momentum.
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