Thanks for the Memories HBO Boxing

HBO World Championship Boxing

On Saturday December 8th HBO aired its final episode World Championship Boxing.

History of HBO Boxing

HBO has been the number one production showcasing the top fighters in the sport for over 40 years. The first episode of HBO Boxing aired on January 22, 1973, from Kingston, Jamaica where “Big” George Foreman defeated “Smokin” Joe Frazier in 2 rounds for the World Heavyweight Championship. HBO Boxing is responsible for “The Rumble in the Jungle” where Muhammad Ali defeated George Foreman to regain the heavyweight championship and the “Thrilla in Manilla” the final bout between Ali and Joe Frazier. HBO is responsible for the fight on November 5, 1994, when “Big” George defeated Michael Moorer to become the oldest heavyweight champion inspiring a 7 year old kid from Pensacola. HBO Boxing is responsible for the biggest upset in boxing history where “Buster” Douglas defeated Mike Tyson to become the undisputed heavyweight champion. HBO is responsible for producing many classic fights and launching the careers of many of our favorite fighters including Evander Holyfield, Roy Jones, Jr., Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao; and commentators Jim Lampley and Max Kellerman and ring announcer Michael Buffer. HBO has inspired and entertained millions around the world through the fighters and events they have produced over the last four decades. HBO World Championship Boxing will be missed by many and will go down as the best boxing production in history.

Thank you for the memories and inspiration World Championship Boxing

6 Comments

  1. Wow – very sad news to hear! It’s apparent that HBO has been the home for many years to the World Championship Boxing matches which has show cased some of the greatest fights of all time. I am sure viewers from all around the world will definitely miss this. Let the memories be cherished for sure. As aside, do you know why they will no longer be airing these any longer?

    • Yes it is sad but I believe it has to do with money and ratings, their TV numbers have been declining with streaming networks and other competition.

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  2. Wow I had no idea! I used to love HBO boxing, I’m sorry to see it go. Hopefully another network will learn from what they did successfully.

  3. Very shocking to see that. I did not know that that was happening. I guess Floyd “Money” Mayweather (he’s the greatest, not Ali) wants to rule everyone that badly! Thanks for sharing the news!

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