PODCAST Ep 251: Jim Lampley on Munguia's Emergence, Canelo, Eddie Hearn and More

HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney welcome Hall of Fame HBO broadcaster Jim Lampley onto the podcast to discuss the latest news pertaining to Jaime Munguia's emergence, the top of the pound-for-pound list, Canelo Alvarez's VADA agreement and what it means for a Gennady Golovkin rematch, the Supreme Court's ruling on sports betting, and Eddie Hearn's ambitious new venture.

PODCAST: Episode 214 - Jacobs-Arias Press Conference and News Roundup

HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney dissect several recent news items, including what went down at the Daniel Jacobs-Luis Arias press conference, which names on the International Boxing Hall of Fame ballot are deserving of induction, Miguel Cotto's selection of Sadam Ali as a farewell opponent, and Jim Lampley remaining the voice of HBO boxing for the foreseeable future.

HBO Sports Extends Agreement with Jim Lampley

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2017 – HBO Sports has entered into a new multi-year agreement with acclaimed broadcaster Jim Lampley, who serves as the primary voice for its HBO Boxing franchise. Lampley will continue to serve on multiple HBO Boxing platforms, including the host and blow-by-blow voice for World Championship Boxing, HBO Boxing After Dark and HBO Pay-Per-View.  He also will continue to host the boxing studio program The Fight Game With Jim Lampley.  The agreement was announced today by Peter Nelson, executive vice president, HBO Sports.

“For nearly three decades, Jim has been the most prominent television voice in boxing,” said Nelson. “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.”

A four-time Sports Emmy® Award winner, Lampley was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY on June 14, 2015.

Starting with his first HBO presentation, the World Championship Boxing fight between Mike Tyson and Tony Tubbs from Tokyo on March 20, 1988, Lampley has been at the helm for many of the most dramatic moments in HBO Boxing history.

"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 PM ET/PT.  The next edition of The Fight Game With Jim Lampley premieres Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 11:00 PM ET/PT.

Watch: Chavez Jr. vs. Lee 2012 (Full Fight)

Ahead of Saturday's fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Canelo Alvarez, take a look back at Chavez's 2012 bout against Irishman Andy Lee. 

Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. happens Saturday, May 6 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Order the fight here.

Watch: Canelo vs. Cotto 2015 (Full Fight)

In preparation for Saturday's bout between Canelo Alvarez and Julio Chavez Jr., re-live Canelo's 2015 match with five-time world champion Miguel Cotto.  

Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. happens Saturday, May 6 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Order the fight here.

Watch: Jim Lampley and Max Kellerman Break Down Canelo vs. Chavez Jr.

"The Fight Game" host Jim Lampley sits down with Max Kellerman to examine the upcoming Canelo Alvarez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. match.

Watch: Jim Lampley and Max Kellerman Preview Joshua vs. Klitschko

"The Fight Game" host Jim Lampley and Max Kellerman take an in-depth look at the Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko heavyweight fight.

Anthony Joshua vs. Klitschko airs in primetime on Saturday, April 29 on HBO at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

"The Fight Game" Returns Wednesday, April 19 at 11 PM


"The Fight Game with Jim Lampley" kicks off its sixth season on Wednesday at 11 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on HBO. Hosted by the four-time Sports Emmy® winner, who has hosted HBO Boxing since joining the network in 1988, the show is a provocative, engaging and informative experience that delves into intriguing storylines, newsmakers and issues that are top-of-mind in boxing.

On this edition of "The Fight Game," Lampley breaks down the March 18 title bouts of pound-for-pound stars Gennady Golovkin and Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez; correspondent Melissa Stark visits Mexico to examine the popularity of Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.; and Bernard Hopkins previews Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko and Alvarez vs. Chavez Jr. Plus, Lampley and Max Kellerman survey the latest news and headlines from around the boxing world. 

Immediately following the show’s April 19 debut, fight fans can log on to hbo.com for an exclusive overtime segment hosted by Lampley.

The show is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.