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Old 03-31-2013, 02:57 PM   #1
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Default Showtime vs. HBO War: The Good

At present, HBO and Showtime are in competition to be the number one network for world class championship boxing. For many years HBO was on its own but with the current turn of events, namely starting with the signing of Al Haymon, the signing of Mayweather Jr., and the transfer of GBP fighters from HBO to Showtime, the competition is as intense as ever. In perspective, we as fans must endure this war and take it for what it is. In this thread I give you the perspective on the good that will come out of it and will leave it up to you to debate whether this will outweigh the bad.

The Good:

Competition is always good. A monopoly can thrive on been mediocre knowing that they have a fanbase that must accept that there is no other place to go to. Competition creates a need to improve and to be the best in the game. HBO thrived well on its own, as they became the template of boxing broadcasting yet the level of competition showcased many times left much to be desired. Certain fighters were spoon fed lesser fighters and took up air time that could have otherwise been used for much better opposition. Now that there is is competition, the best in both HBO and Showtime will be brought out. I think that this year has already shown this trend and will continue to do so.

HBO 2013 Top Events Scheduled

Rios vs. Alvarado (March)
Donaire vs. Rigondeaux (April)
Martinez vs. Murray (April)
Froch vs. Kessler (May)
Bute vs. Pascal (May)

Showtime 2013 Top Events Scheduled

Alvarez vs. Trout (April)
Garcia vs. Judah (April)
Mayweather Jr. vs. Guerrero (May)
Mares vs. Ponce De Leon (May)
Matthyse vs. Peterson (May)
Maidana vs. Lopez (June)
Broner vs. Malignaggi (June)

As a boxing fan, I hope this continues to be the case in the future and I hope that these networks eventually start broadcasting some of their fights with regular cable networks.

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Showtime has the 2 biggest fighters, and have the best overall quality of fighters. Just about matching them now.
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Showtime is absolutely dominating.
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:18 PM   #4
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At present, HBO and Showtime are in competition to be the number one network for world class championship boxing. For many years HBO was on its own but with the current turn of events, namely starting with the signing of Al Haymon, the signing of Mayweather Jr., and the transfer of GBP fighters from HBO to Showtime, the competition is as intense as ever. In perspective, we as fans must endure this war and take it for what it is. In this thread I give you the perspective on the good that will come out of it and will leave it up to you to debate whether this will outweigh the bad.

The Good:

Competition is always good. A monopoly can thrive on been mediocre knowing that they have a fanbase that must accept that there is no other place to go to. Competition creates a need to improve and to be the best in the game. HBO thrived well on its own, as they became the template of boxing broadcasting yet the level of competition showcased many times left much to be desired. Certain fighters were spoon fed lesser fighters and took up air time that could have otherwise been used for much better opposition. Now that there is is competition, the best in both HBO and Showtime will be brought out. I think that this year has already shown this trend and will continue to do so.

HBO 2013 Top Events Scheduled

Rios vs. Alvarado (March)
Donaire vs. Rigondeaux (April)
Martinez vs. Murray (April)
Froch vs. Kessler (May)
Bute vs. Pascal (May)

Showtime 2013 Top Events Scheduled

Alvarez vs. Trout (April)
Garcia vs. Judah (April)
Mayweather Jr. vs. Guerrero (May)
Mares vs. Ponce De Leon (May)
Matthyse vs. Peterson (May)
Maidana vs. Lopez (June)
Broner vs. Malignaggi (June)

As a boxing fan, I hope this continues to be the case in the future and I hope that these networks eventually start broadcasting some of their fights with regular cable networks.

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Old 03-31-2013, 03:19 PM   #5
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Showtime is absolutely dominating
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:23 PM   #6
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Showtime is winning the race, but HBO is still looking good.

I'm glad I'm in a position with my cable provider where I don't have to choose between the 2.
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:28 PM   #7
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Honestly nothing has changed. When this HBO-Golden Boy split happened I think we all overreacted including myself.

Top Rank and Golden Boy still not doing business together,its same ****.
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Showtime has been kicking HBO's Ass for the last two years, now its time they take over officially
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:01 PM   #9
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They both lost my business due to "package deal" extortion.
I told them I wanted to cancel all my premium channels and they came back with an offer that basically gave them to me for free.

To decline would have been re****ed.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:03 PM   #11
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I have to see how the rest of the year goes for HBO, Bradley-Ruslan and Rios Alvarado 2 are about as good as it gets and they still got Rigo-Donaire, but Showtime has so much coming up that I think they will win the year. If more fighters would move between promoters like Mares might do to face Garcia and Donaire than we would be set.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:04 PM   #12
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HBO has the edge at the moment. The only intriguing fight that SHO has is Matthysse-PEDerson.
thats just straight up BS
Ponce - Mares ?
Alvarez - Trout ?
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HBO has the edge at the moment. The only intriguing fight that SHO has is Matthysse-PEDerson.
Maidana-Lopez would seem to be your type of fight, you are a TR only fan though
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Showtime is absolutely dominating.


Without a doubt.
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