Think something seems a speck weird about Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez as a promotion? So does HBO’s Jim Lampley.
HBO’s The Fight Game with Jim Lampley returns to the network with a new edition on Wednesday, Oct. 7 (11:00-11:30 pm. ET/PT).
It was a busy weekend for our own Lee Groves and it all culminated in part three of his “Travelin’ Man” Chronicles in Canastota, NY.
Jim Lampley’s turn at the podium, along with that of former lightweight champ Ray Mancini, was the highlight of the 26th annual International Boxing Hall of Fame induction weekend on Sunday in Canastota, New York. Riddick Bowe, Naseem Hamed, Yoko Gushiken, Nigel Collins, Steve Smoger and Rafael Mendoza joined Lampley and Mancini in the IBHOF’s Class of 2015.
RingTV’s Alan Massengale recently sat down with HBO boxing commentator Jim Lampley to get the hall-of-fame broadcaster’s thoughts and unique perspectives on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight and promotion. Lampley, who will be the blow-by-blow commentator for Mayweather-Pacquiao, also talked about his show “The Fight Game.”
RingTV.com’s resident Travelin’ Man Lee Groves is back in Montreal and ready to count punches while denying Friday the 13 its tricky villainy. But will he be successful in part one?
There are certain fights throughout boxing history that ignite a visceral reaction from fans due to their disputed outcomes, such as Dempsey-Tunney II and Hagler-Leonard. One such fight took place 25 years ago today when Julio Cesar Chavez and Meldrick Taylor produced a war for the ages that would be overshadowed by one of the most polarizing decisions a referee ever made.
Today is the 25th anniversary of Buster Douglas’ shocking win over Mike Tyson for the undisputed heavyweight champion and its effect is palpable to this day. Our own Lee Groves looks back on a true day to remember.
Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko weighed 245.82 pounds compared to 246.92 for challenger Kubrat Pulev in advance of Saturday’s fight in Hamburg, Germany.
Jim Lampley defended the closing commentary he delivered on Tuesday night’s edition of “The Fight Game,” in which he described Floyd Mayweather Jr. as “an often aggressively distasteful human being whose behaviors are a blight on the boxing landscape,” adding that “Mayweather’s retirement can not come a moment too soon.”
The topic of Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao was broached, yet again, during an edition of HBO’s “The Fight Game,” when host Jim Lampley discussed with Max Kellerman the notion of a “two-network shared pay-per-view” to make the fight a reality.
Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya stated that he has “talked to Al Haymon about various possibilities” for matching his boxers against those from Top Rank during an interview on Tuesday night’s episode of HBO’s “The Fight Game with Jim Lampley.”
HBO’s “The Fight Game” with host Jim Lampley premieres tonight for the fall season at 11:00 p.m. ET/ 8:00 p.m. PT. It will be the first of four shows that will run in consecutive months, as the following show airs on Oct. 28, followed by Nov. 19, and concluding the 2014 season on Dec. 23.