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HBO's boxing position emphasizes importance of improved fight quality

HBO's boxing position emphasizes importance of improved fight quality

HBO’s challenging environment in staging boxing cards this year could wind up enhancing the sport.

In Saturday’s Los Angeles Times, it was detailed how the premium network is on pace to stage almost 20% fewer fights than it did just three years ago as it transitions from the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao era to a new crop headed by Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.

“The network has been cutting back because there are fewer new bankable stars,” said a former HBO executive, who asked not to be...

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