'The Fight Game With Jim Lampley' Returns This Saturday on HBO

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June 14th, 2012

via press release:




THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY is a provocative, engaging and informative experience that delves into intriguing storylines, newsmakers and issues that are top-of-mind in boxing. The program returns for its all-new, second installment of the year live from the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Tex. debuting SATURDAY, JUNE 16 (midnight-12:30 a.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Four-time Sports Emmy® winner Lampley has been the host of HBO Boxing since joining the network in 1988.

Other HBO playdates: June 18 (8:30 a.m., 1:00 a.m.), 22 (5:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.), 24 (11:30 a.m.), 26 (noon, 10:15 p.m.) 28 (7:30 p.m., 1:10 a.m.) and 30 (9:30 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: June 17 (4:15 p.m.), 19 (11:30 p.m.), 23 (9:30 p.m.), 25 (4:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m.) and 29 (8:45 a.m., 5:30 a.m.)

HBO On Demand availability begins: June 20

The series will also be available on HBO GO®.

“Scoring a Fight” will be the single hot-button topic and focus of the new edition. In the aftermath of the controversial split decision victory awarded to Timothy Bradley over Manny Pacquiao last Saturday in Las Vegas, THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY will go wall-to-wall with a comprehensive examination of ringside judging. Lampley will explore in depth what happened last week and offer insight and perspective on judging disputes and potential solutions.

The debut of this all-new edition of THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY will immediately follow the telecast of the middleweight title showdown between reigning title-holder Julio Caesar Chavez, Jr. and rising star Andy Lee from the Sun Bowl. The evening of boxing programming starts with the exclusive replay of Pacquiao-Bradley at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

  • groove365

    I’ll be one of the few watching again.
    MMA has TV shows to help fans keep up now boxing is copying.
    Boxing needs more help than this fellas.

  • steven drft

    Did anyone watch Jim Lampley interview Duane Ford tonight? In my view there should be a new major controversy as a result. When pressed to explain his decision in favor of Bradley, Duuane Ford stated that he has Pacquiao controller the first 6 rounds and he acknowledged that Pacquiao hurt Bradley in the 4th round. He then went onto critisize Paquiao for not “finishing him off”. Duane Ford seemed disappointed and annoyed with Pacquiao. Now nearly every expert outside watching the fight at ringside and on television gave the fight to Pacquiao by a wide margin. However, all 3 Nevada judges gave round 7 to Bradley when Pacquiao clearly dominated the round with hard power punches. Something is wrong here and this fight appeared to be fixed. Now if you take Duane Ford at his word and Pacquiao controlled the first 6 rounds shouldn’t he have scored the fight a draw? Couple that statement with the 7th round scoring debacle and how can you come to any other conclusion that the fight was fixed? I love Jim Lampley, but shame on him for not calling out judge, Duane Ford for basically admitting that he gave Pacquiao the first 6 rounds and yet failed to score the fight a draw. Clearly Judge ford messed up bigtime. I know what I saw and watched the fight again tonight just to be certain, and Pacquiao won handily.

  • eixirt

    I’ve watch pacquiao-badley fight several times and i just get more upset on bradley’s performance .if he dont keep hugging pacman whole night he could have sleep in d canvass more than 3x
    Duane ford way of jugding is too personal he dont follow boxing rules in judging

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