(Reuters) – U.S. broadcaster HBO said on Thursday it will be dropping live boxing from its programming schedule from 2019 due to dwindling ratings, ending a 45-year association with the sport.
Why did HBO stop covering boxing?
Peter Nelson, the 37-year-old executive vice president of HBO Sports, announced Thursday morning, in a meeting with the HBO Boxing production staff, that the network was dropping boxing. “Our audience research informs us that boxing is no longer a determinant factor for subscribing to HBO.”
Does boxing still come on HBO?
“Going forward in 2019, we will be pivoting away from programming live boxing on HBO. As always, we will remain open to looking at events that fit our programming mix. This could include boxing, just not for the foreseeable future.” In other words, HBO Boxing is officially dead.
Why did Mayweather leave HBO?
The new executive regime controlling boxing programing at HBO was heavily involved in the decision allowing Mayweather to leave HBO for Showtime and furthermore, banned all Haymon-advised and managed fighters from the network due to massive “Philosophical differences.”
Does HBO Max show boxing matches?
Sorry, HBO Now does not feature live Pay-Per-View boxing matches via the app. This has always been the case since HBO Now launched in 2015. HBO Now is not your solution for streaming an HBO Boxing match live.
Is there still pro boxing?
Professional boxing, or prizefighting, is regulated, sanctioned boxing. Professional boxing bouts are fought for a purse that is divided between the boxers as determined by contract. Most professional bouts are supervised by a regulatory authority to guarantee the fighters’ safety.
Does Showtime have boxing?
Showtime Boxing: Fights & Pay Per Views. SHOWTIME.
Where can I watch old boxing fights?
Sit ringside for hundreds of the most legendary bouts in the history of the sweet science, all on-demand, including Ali/Frazier II-III, Leonard/Duran III, Hagler/Hearns, Mayweather/Pacquiao, and more. Get Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+. Get all three.
When did Floyd Mayweather leave HBO?
You could say our vibrancy in the sport is as strong as ever.” Yet, since the departure of Floyd Mayweather Jr. from HBO to rival Showtime in 2013 and the loss of ties to powerful manager Al Haymon’s impressive stable, HBO’s role as the sport’s king broadcaster has sharply waned as competitors have risen.
Who is Peter Nelson HBO?
HBO Tabs Peter Nelson As New VP of Sports HBO has tapped Peter Nelson to lead the network’s sports department, upping him to executive VP of HBO Sports. He will report to Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming. Nelson joined HBO Sports in 2011 and served as VP of programming for HBO Sports since 2013.
Where can I watch Max Boxing?
Max on Boxing | YouTube TV (Free Trial)
How do I watch HBO boxing?
Watch HBO Boxing online | YouTube TV (Free Trial)
Who’s boxing tonight on HBO?
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