The Fight Game with Jim Lampley returns Saturday Night on HBO; Breazeale; Ayala-Stevens
THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY, HBO SPORTS® SHOW HOSTED BY THE
FOUR-TIME SPORTS EMMY® WINNER, RETURNS WITH
A NEW EDITION SATURDAY, DEC. 15
THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY returns for its fourth edition SATURDAY, DEC. 15 (12:30-1:00 a.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the Toyota Center in Houston, exclusively on HBO. A provocative, engaging and informative experience that delves into intriguing storylines, newsmakers and issues that are top-of-mind in boxing, the latest edition of the show debuts immediately following the “World Championship Boxing” doubleheader headlined by the junior featherweight title showdown between Nonito Donaire and Jorge Arce (live ET/tape-delayed PT) and the replay of Pacquiao-Marquez 4, which begins at 9:30. Four-time Sports Emmy® winner Lampley has been the host of HBO Boxing since joining the network in 1988.
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 16 (12:15 p.m.), 17 (5:00 p.m., 2:55 a.m.), 19 (12:30 p.m.), 20 (2:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.), 22 (noon), 24 (9:45 p.m.), 26 (8:00 a.m., midnight), 28 (6:30 p.m.) and 30 (7:00 a.m., 2:00 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 16 (10:00 p.m.), 18 (2:00 a.m.), 23 (5:35 p.m.), 27 (3:30 p.m., 11:00 p.m.) and 29 (11:00 a.m.)
HBO On Demand availability begins: Dec. 18. The show will also be available on HBO GO®.
The December show will include: an in-depth review of the epic Pacquiao-Marquez 4 showdown plus the Donaire-Arce fight; THE FIGHT GAME’s first-ever boxing awards; special live guests; and an all-new “Gatti List.”
DOMINIC BREAZEALE RETURNS TO THE RING, FIGHTS ON CRUZ-GUEVARA UNDERCARD ON CBS
Burbank, California (December 12, 2012) – Just three weeks after his last outing, Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (2-0, 2 KO’s) is returning to the ring this Saturday to continue his quest for a world title. The 2012 U.S. Olympic super heavyweight will be fighting on the undercard of the Leo Santa Cruz vs. Alberto Guevara world title bout at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena which will be broadcast live on CBS.
Breazeale continues to be appreciative of the opportunity to have such quick turnarounds and to participate on undercards of such high-profile events. Taking a break from training, Breazeale stated the following, “I just want to continue to thank Mr. Al Haymon and Golden Boy Promotions for allowing me the opportunity to fight again so quickly. I’m appreciative of their belief in me and I can’t wait to get in the ring.”
Saturday’s event will also feature Golden Boy Promotions’ Holiday Fanfest on the grounds of the Sports Arena that will include music, autograph sessions with boxing’s biggest stars, games, boxing memorabilia, a visit by Santa Claus at an Oscar De La Hoya Foundation-sponsored toy give-away (10:00 a.m.) and much more.
Tickets for the afternoon boxing session (CBS broadcast) will be free of charge as part of the Golden Boy Holiday Fanfest and can be acquired at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena box office.
AYALA AND STEVENS TO MEET IN FIGHT NIGHT CO-FEATURE AT MOHEGAN SUN
TOTOWA, NJ – Main Events announced today that middleweights Elvin Ayala and Curtis “Showtime” Stevens will meet in the 10-round co-feature bout on the next nationally televised edition Fight Night on NBC Sports Network, January 19, 2013. The anticipated meeting will precede the 10-round light heavyweight main event between Sergey Kovalev, 19-1, 17 KOs, and Gabriel Campillo, 21-4-1, 7 KOs.
Elvin Ayala, 26-5-1, 12 KOs, of New Haven, CT, is riding a six-bout winning streak (three by KO), and will be looking to add Stevens’ name to that list. In his last fight, Ayala looked strong stopping John Mackey at the Mohegan Sun in July.
“I feel good. Curtis Stevens is a big name. A lot of people know who he is. They say he’s a beast, and I like that,” said Ayala, “I feel good about being back on TV. I’m definitely coming to make a statement. I’m training hard for it.”
Curtis Stevens, 22-3, 16 KOs, of Brownsville, Brooklyn, is coming off a quick stoppage of Romaro Johnson in his most recent appearance (TKO1) , and holds past wins over former champion Carl Daniels, undefeated Piotr Wilczewski, and road warrior Dhafir Smith.
Stevens said, “I’m from a place where I used to fight on the roof….the loser had to jump. It’s time for me to shine and that’s what I’m going to do come January 19th on NBC Sports Network Fight Night”
Four inches taller, Ayala will enter the ring with an advantage in size, while Stevens, at 27, is the younger fighter by four years. The fight will be held at the Mohegan Sun Casino, in Uncasville, CT.
ABOUT JANUARY 19th
Tickets are priced at $125 and $40 can be purchased through Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000. Ticketmaster Link to January 19 NBCSN Fight Night at Mohegan Sun. For ADA accessible sales, call Mohegan Sun Box Office 1-800-862-8499.
Eight bouts are planned for the January 19 card to be held at Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard Uncasville, CT. Sergey Kovalev, 19-0-1, 17 KOs, takes on Gabriel Campillo, 21-4-1, 8 KOs, in an international 10-round light heavyweight main event. The fight is promoted by Main Events and Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment Sports in association with Peltz Boxing, Sampson Boxing, and Dovolani Boxing.
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