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Remembering Muhammad Ali: TV programs and schedules

Beloved boxer, philanthropist and American icon Muhammad Ali died June 3 at age 74  after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. As an athlete, he won the gold medal in the 1960 Summer Olympics in the light heavyweight division. He then won the world heavyweight championship in 1964, 1974 and 1978. Outside of the ring, he was an inspiration to many for his work as a philanthropist and his vocal opposition to the Vietnam War. He earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. Below is a list of programs that pay tribute to “The Greatest,” including the Muhammad Ali […]

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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Too much, too late?

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are putting the “prize” back in prizefighting. The world’s two best pound-for-pound boxers, who have sparred in the media and through litigation for close to six years, will finally meet in the squared circle on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The fight will unify the WBC, WBA and WBO welterweight titles, but more importantly, the winner will be regarded as the best fighter of his era. Considering all the obstacles over the years, it’s miraculous Mayweather-Pacquiao is happening at all. But the parties involved — including Mayweather Promotions, […]

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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao press conference live on ESPN today

Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao press conference in Los Angeles airs live on Wednesday, March 11, on ESPN’s SportsCenter and on ESPN3. You may have heard that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have agreed to fight. The fight will be May 2 in Las Vegas and will cost a lot of money to see in person and cost even more than usual to watch at home on Pay-Per-View. In terms of cash generated for this fight, it can only be measured in shit-tons, even for a fight that is several years too late. Mayweather and Pacquiao will meet for […]

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Premier Boxing Champions hits NBC, NBCSN, Spike and CBS

Boxing promoter Al Haymon hopes to reenergize televised boxing by launching Premier Boxing Champions, a new series of bouts on NBC, NBCSN, Spike and CBS. The debut Saturday, March 7, at 8:30pm ET on NBC has Keith Thurman vs. Robert Guerrero and Adrien Broner vs. John Molina Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Blow-by-blow announcer Marv Albert and analyst “Sugar” Ray Leonard call the action. Al Michaels hosts, and Laila Ali and B.J. Flores are corner analysts. Kenny Rice reports. NBC and NBCSN combine to air 20 Premier Boxing Champions events in 2015. Premier Boxing Champions makes its […]

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Documentary

Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth HBO special Nov. 16

Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth HBO special Nov. 16: Enjoy a front-row seat in this Spike Lee Joint as “Iron Mike” Tyson recounts the highs and lows of his life in his signature candid style in this concert film of his one-man Broadway stage show. Over the course of 90 minutes, Tyson opens up about his troubled youth, landmark boxing career, key influences, personal and professional controversies, prison, personal loss and, most recently, his rehabilitation and redemption, forged by sobriety and a renewed commitment to family life. Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth premieres on HBO Saturday, Nov. 16, at 8pm ET. Here […]

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
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Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight: HBO film examines the 1971 Supreme Court decision that made Muhammad Ali The Greatest once more

Christopher Plummer and Frank Langella headline HBO’s fascinating new film Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, which weaves scripted drama of the Supreme Court justices at work with pithy archival footage of Ali to display — through the prism of Ali’s conscientious-objector crusade— the high court’s vivid inner workings at a revolutionary time in America’s social and political landscape. Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight premieres Oct. 5 at 8/7CT on HBO. 1964 was a knockout year for young Cassius Clay. The cocky, verbose 22-year-old stunned boxing fans by beating fearsome belt-holder Sonny Liston for the world heavyweight title, then revealed that he’d followed his mentor, Malcolm […]

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Manny Pacquiao knocked out again Saturday on HBO

See Manny Pacquiao knocked out again Saturday, Dec. 15, as HBO replays the Pacquiao-Marquez IV boxing match. So maybe you didn’t have $60 just lying around last Saturday to order the Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IV Pay-Per-View last Saturday. Fortunately, HBO will reair the match on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 9:30pm ET/PT, so you can see Pac-man eat the canvas. Here’s the press release from HBO: (GIF from Deadspin) HBO SPORTS® PRESENTS THE REPLAY MANNY PACQUIAO VS. JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ 4, SATURDAY, DEC. 15 It’s a special edition of WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® when HBO Sports presents MANNY PACQUIAO […]

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Telemundo airs WBO Latin Featherweight title fight between Orlando Cruz and Jorge Pazos

Telemundo will present the exclusive live broadcast of the World Boxing Organization’s (WBO) Latin Featherweight Title fight between the current champion, Puerto Rico’s Orlando “The Phenomenon” Cruz (18-2-1; 9 KOs), and Mexico’s Jorge “The Ferocious” Pazos (20-4; 13 KOs) tonight, Oct. 19, at 11:35pm ET. The 12-round fight will take place at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Fla., and will include blow-by-blow narration by René Giraldo and commentary and analysis by sportscaster Jessi Losada. Tonight’s bout is the first for Orlando Cruz (pictured) since he publicly announced his homosexuality in an exclusive interview with Losada for Titulares Telemundo on […]

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Pacquiao-Bradley: How boxing is killing boxing

HBO reairs the controversial split-decision from the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley Jr. boxing match on Saturday, June 16, at 10pm ET/PT. The controversy surrounding the split-decision upset victory for Timothy Bradley Jr. over superstar Manny Pacquiao on Saturday is not “a death knell for the sport,” as promoter Bob Arum stated. No, the sport has been suffering death by a thousand cuts for decades. One bad decision alone can’t sour the sweet science, but the sport has been stewing in its own stench for years. If anything, the absurdity of this match’s outcome helped the sport generate some headlines in […]

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“On Freddie Roach” chronicles the life of the famed boxing trainer

HBO and filmmaker Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) team up for On Freddie Roach, an innovative new prime-time series following Freddie Roach, the world-famous boxing trainer who has worked with the likes of Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao. Roach operates the famed Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, where he has produced a host of world champions. On Freddie Roach also explores Roach’s struggle against Parkinson’s disease. The series premieres Friday, Jan. 20 at 9:30pm ET/PT on HBO. Press release from HBO with details of the first two episodes: NEW HBO SERIES ON FREDDIE ROACH, FROM RENOWNED FILMMAKER PETER BERG, […]