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Sports - September 28, 2018

HBO hands off boxing business

Going forward, boxing enthusiasts will not be identifying boxing with HBO, as the organisation announced Thursday it is going out of the boxing business.

HBO however said their last show in the boxing business will be the Daniel Jacobs vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko title fight on October 27.

Both fighters will be competing for the vacant IBF middleweight crown.

The announcement is not coming to many boxing fans by surprise because some of their recent cards had been lacking, in the face of stiff competition from ESPN, Fox, Showtime and DAZN.

HBO has been televising boxing for 45 years, having shown a great many exciting fights over the years since they first started.

The news of HBO dropping boxing was announced by Peter Nelson, the 37-year-old executive vice president of HBO Sports, according to Yahoo News.

“This is not a subjective decision,” Nelson said to the New York Times. “Our audience research informs us that boxing is no longer a determinant factor for subscribing to HBO,” he said.

Source: Boxing24 news.

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