HBO is not covering Boxing anymore

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Arminius1, Jun 14, 2019.


  1. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

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    For the record, I thought the last season of GoT was borderline atrocious. Couldnt believe the same people that did the previous seasons, did that one. To me its almost like they said **** it. Kinda pissed me off actually... because you invest a lot of time into a tv series, and then to have it end like that.

    But... meh, thats just me.
     
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    Agreed.

    For me, boxing and HBO were practically synonymous. First boxing match I ever saw was on there as well.

    I still miss the sound of hbo boxing intros. Damn :lol:
     
  3. Ironmanmt

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    I'm not sure if it is to much boxing but you may be right. I think it was the atmosphere and the fights themselves. Think about all the great fights that were on boxing after dark
    1. Ward Vs Gatti
    2. Barerra Vs Mckinny
    3. Jefferson Vs Harris
    4. Barerra vs Morales
    5. Cotto vs Torres
    6. Maidana vs Ortiz
    7. Phillips vs Tszyu
    8.Morales vs Zaragoza
    9. Rios vs Alvarado
    10. Gatti vs Robinson
    11. Maskaev vs Rahman

    This doesn't even count all the PPV's and World Championship Boxing cards. HBO was special when it came to boxing. It was a very sad day when it ended.
     
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  4. Ironmanmt

    Ironmanmt Member Full Member

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    Couldn't agree more, just the intro before the event started was special.
     
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  5. OvidsExile

    OvidsExile I Live! I Die! I Live Again! Full Member

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    **** Lampley.
     
  6. minemax

    minemax Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yeah, and it's also that HBO demanded good matchups. While now, because the quality has been shifted for quantity, the promoters are busy to fill TV dates with mismatches and pointless fights.
     
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  7. Ironmanmt

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    Good point, you may be on to something with quality over quantity.
     
  8. TEAM_LOMA

    TEAM_LOMA This is Boxing Full Member

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    You know it takes 1 minute to sign up right?
     
  9. West of Hollywood

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    I miss HBO boxing, ESPN boxing forum, and ESPN Dan Rafael Friday chat.
     
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  10. Arminius1

    Arminius1 Member Full Member

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    I remember in the 1980's. I was in high school. The NFL went on strike. So HBO replaced their show "Inside the NFL" with Biographies of great Boxers. It really made me interested in Boxing.
     
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  11. DoubleJab666

    DoubleJab666 October 31st, 2019 Full Member

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    Not seen a single minute of GOT but I suspect the networks covering boxing watched avidly and took notes...
     
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