Jim Lampley: HBO Sports extends veteran broadcaster's contractWritten by Leroy Cleveland
Legendary sportscaster Jim Lampley, the voice of HBO Boxing and arguably the sport itself, has entered into a new multi-year agreement with the famed cable company.
Lampley will continue to host and provide blow-by-blow coverage for “World Championship Boxing®,” “HBO Boxing After Dark®” and HBO Pay-Per-View.® Moreover, he will maintain his position as host of the boxing studio program “The Fight Game With Jim Lampley.”
"For nearly three decades, Jim has been the most prominent television voice in boxing,” said Peter Nelson, executive vice president, HBO Sports. “His work is universally recognized as the standard in the sport and we are thrilled to know he will continue in this high visibility role for years to come."
"Jim’s high journalistic standards, historical knowledge of the sport and enthusiasm for sharing the backstories of the fighters who enter the ring enriches the broadcast experience for the HBO audience.”
Lampley was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in its 2015 class and has received numerous journalistic accolades.
“I’m very lucky to have spent nearly three decades working in HBO’s unique culture, and grateful for the chance to keep doing it,” said Lampley. “It’s always been my natural home.”
Lampley returns to HBO on Saturday, Oct. 21 when he calls the “HBO Boxing After Dark” tripleheader from Verona, NY at 10:05 p.m. (ET/PT). The next edition of “The Fight Game With Jim Lampley” premieres Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
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