THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY

May 12, 2017

THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY

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Melissa Stark visits with American Shakur Stevenson, silver medalist at the Rio Olympics

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CANELO ALVAREZ VS. JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR.

May 11, 2017

CANELO ALVAREZ VS. JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR.
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HBO Sports presents WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: CANELO ALVAREZ VS. JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR., the exclusive replay of their highly anticipated showdown, SATURDAY, MAY 13 at 10:05 p.m. (ET/PT). The HBO Sports team, which was ringside at sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for the live HBO Pay-Per-View presentation May 6, calls all the action, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.

Heirs to the tradition of boxing royalty in Mexico, Alvarez and Chavez Jr. brought waves of support, enthusiasm and pride to their first ring encounter, which was tied to Cinco de Mayo weekend. Alvarez scored a shutout, dominating all 12 rounds. Afterward, the promoters announced that Canelo will meet middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in a blockbuster pay-per-view showdown slated for Sept. 1

The fight will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.

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THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY

May 10, 2017

THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY
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THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY returns WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 (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.

Segments on this edition of THE FIGHT GAME include: a look back at the May 6 Mexican showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and the April 29 heavyweight clash between 27-year-old Anthony Joshua and 41-year-old Wladimir Klitschko; correspondent Melissa Stark’s visit with American Shakur Stevenson, silver medalist at the Rio Olympics, who just made his pro debut; Bernard Hopkins’ breakdown of the styles and strategies of Terence Crawford before his junior welterweight title fight with Felix Diaz set for May 20; and a survey of the latest news with Lampley and Max Kellerman.

Immediately following the show’s May 10 debut, fight fans can log on to hbo.com for an exclusive overtime segment hosted by Lampley.

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WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR

May 9, 2017

WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR
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RAY BELTRAN – JONATHAN MAICELO WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR TO OPEN CRAWFORD VS. DÍAZ TELECAST

NEW YORK (May 9. 2017) — Two-time world title challenger RAY “Sugar” BELTRAN and heavy-fisted JONATHAN “The Last Inca” MAICELO will go mano a mano in a high-stakes battle of world-rated lightweight contenders. Sanctioned by the International Boxing Federation (IBF) as a world lightweight title elimination bout, the winner of the 12-round rumble will also lay claim to the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) International and the NABF and NABO lightweight titles, currently held by Beltran. Beltran vs. Maicelo will be the co-main event to the TERENCE “Bud” CRAWFORD – FÉLIX DÍAZ World Junior Welterweight Championship, Saturday, May 20, at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden. Both fights will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.

The world championship event will also feature the Pride of Newark and 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist SHAKUR STEVENSON on the non-televised undercard.

Beltran and Maicelo, who hail from Mexico and Peru, respectively, have a combined record of 57-9-1 (32 KOs), — a winning percentage of 85% with over half their victories coming by way of knockout. Both boast unbeaten streaks dating back to 2015..

“We are ready for this fight. It is a very important fight for the whole team, because it will be the fight that will take us to the opportunity of battling for a world title,” said Beltran. “We are focused on winning. We are coming to fight and give a great show to all the fans. I don’t just want to win. I want to look good and win convincingly. Little by little I am making my dreams come true. I have battled a lot in my career. We have fulfilled many of our goals, like now that we are going to fight at Madison Square Garden. Being able to fight in a historical place, where all the greats have fought, is a dream come true.”

“This is a very important fight for my career. This fight means everything to me because I will be able to display my skills in front of a big audience and on a big stage like Madison Square Garden,” said Maicelo. “Right now I’m at my best and on May 20 everyone will see the best of me. I’m working very hard in the gym because everyone knows that Beltran is a tough fighter, but I’m focused on winning because this is a world title elimination bout that will take me straight to the opportunity of fighting for a world title.”

Beltran (32-7-1, 20 KOs), a native of Ahome, Mexico who resides in Phoenix, AZ., enters this fight having won his last three fights by knockout. A two-time lightweight world title challenger and a former sparring partner of eight-division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, Beltran still trains at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif. In his last fight, in the co-main event to the Crawford John Molina Jr. world title fight on December 10, Crawford scored a sensational one-punch seventh-round knockout of once-beaten Mason Menard in an NABF-NABO lightweight title fight. Beltran is currently world-rated No. 2 by the World Boxing Organization (WBO), No. 3 by the IBF and No. 4 by the World Boxing Council (WBC).

Maicelo (25-2, 12 KOs), a native of Callao, Peru who fights out of North Bergen, New Jersey, is riding a two-year four-bout winning streak. His most impressive victory was his in his last fight, against Jose Felix, Jr. on February 17. Felix, who entered the fight with a 35-1-1 record and world-rated No. 3 by the WBO, was knocked down five times by Maicelo. Maicelo’s upset unanimous decision victory over Felix has propelled him to No. 7 in the IBF.

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HBO SPORTS PRESENTS CANELO/CHAVEZ JR. A FIGHTING TRADITION

April 12, 2017

HBO SPORTS PRESENTS CANELO/CHAVEZ JR. A FIGHTING TRADITION
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HBO Sports, widely acclaimed for its innovative boxing programming, presents a unique perspective and in-depth look at the highly anticipated May 6th mega-pay-per-view showdown between Mexican superstars “Canelo” Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., when CANELO/CHAVEZ JR.: A FIGHTING TRADITION debuts MONDAY, April 24 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

CANELO/CHAVEZ JR.: A FIGHTING TRADITION will go beyond chronicling the preparations of these two ring warriors by placing them, and their impending Las Vegas clash, in the context of Mexico’s great fighting tradition. Both fighters have a deep and personal connection to Mexico: Canelo from Guadalajara, and Chavez, Jr. from Culiacan, growing up in the shadow of his father’s illustrious fighting career and fame. Now the two are set to battle and add another chapter to the enduring boxing legacy of their proud country.

HBO Sports production crews will visit both fighters at training camp — Canelo in San Diego under the guidance of Eddy and Chepo Reynoso, and Chavez Jr. in Temoaya, Mexico with the legendary Nacho Beristain. Additional interviews include boxing greats and fighting mentors Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. and Oscar de la Hoya.

On Saturday, May 6, Canelo and Chavez, Jr. will meet at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, in a telecast to be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. (ET)/ 6:00 p.m. (PT).

For more information, visit hbo.com/boxing; become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/HBOBoxing; and follow on Twitter and Instagram at @HBOBoxing. Follow the conversation using #CaneloChavezJr

This 30-minute special will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO®, HBO On Demand® and affiliate portals as well as other new media platforms.

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