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).
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.”
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.
HBO commentator Jim Lampley says the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Bryan Vera fight was a close contest but Vera “controlled the flow of the fight,” adding “98-92 is way off base. It just wasn’t that kind of a fight; 97-93 doesn’t seem right to me either.”