HBO Announces Exit from Boxing

By Caryn A. Tate on September 27, 2018
HBO Announces Exit from Boxing
After 45 years of broadcasting in the sport of boxing, the network will be bowing out.

The October 27 middleweight fight between Daniel Jacobs and Sergiy Derevyanchenko may be HBO’s final boxing telecast…

Today, the New York Times reported that after 45 years of broadcasting in the sport of boxing, the network will be bowing out. At this time, it appears the October 27 middleweight fight between Daniel Jacobs and Sergiy Derevyanchenko will be HBO’s final boxing telecast.

The executive vice president of HBO Sports, Peter Nelson, stated, “This is not a subjective decision. Our audience research informs us that boxing is no longer a determinant factor for subscribing to HBO.”

Only Jim Lampley of HBO’s broadcast team is expected to remain at HBO.

While HBO’s seemingly increasing disinterest in boxing has been apparent for some time, the official announcement is a somewhat sad one considering the history the network has had with the sport.

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  1. Toby 05:37pm, 09/28/2018

    HBO boxing has been going downhill for the last 15 years . The quality of there fights has sucked for many years.  There announcers are awful . They won’t be missed.

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