Monday, April 11, 2011

The Best Boxing On TV

Thanks for the article from Len Briggs
I've loved boxing since I was a kid. My oldest memories are of watching Mike Tyson knock out nearly anyone who was in front of him. I still try to watch every fight I can, and HBO World Championship Boxing is still the king of the ring when it comes to boxing programs.

Just switching the Satellite TV Packages with HD over to HBO on a fight night gets my skin tingling. With their bigger budget, the channel can get the best fighters in the sport and toss them into the ring together. Marquez vs. Katsidis, Martinez vs. Williams, Vazquez vs. Marquez. These were some of the most exciting fights I've seen, and they've all been on WCB. In addition, the program regularly replays recent pay per view fights a week or two  after the live broadcast.

Aside from the quality of the fights, I love HBO's commentating team. Jim Lampley and Emanuel Steward team up with Max Kellerman and Larry Merchant to give the best boxing commentary on tv. No other station's announcers even come close, in my opinion.

With some really important fights on the horizon, I'll be watching HBO World Championship Boxing for years to come. Now if Pacquiao and Mayweather would just fight each other.....