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HBO Boxing

A Successful tv series that has shown many of boxing's greatest fights and historic events during the last 30 years, HBO Boxing has always tried to bring only the top quality fighters and matches to HBO suscribers in the United States and various other countries worldwide.

HBO Boxing's first event was fought in Kingston, Jamaica, where George Foreman defeated Joe Frazier in 2 rounds to win the world Heavyweight title.

Some other events the series has shown have included: The Rumble In The Jungle,where Muhammad Ali beat Foreman, the Thrilla In Manila, where Ali beat Frazier, The Battle of The Champions, where Aaron Pryor beat Alexis Arguello in the 80's fight of the decade, the Carnival of Champions where Wilfredo Gomez beat Lupe Pintor and Thomas Hearns beat Wilfredo Benitez, the Marvin Hagler-Hearns fight, billed as The War, Thunder Meets Lightning , where Julio Cesar Chavez beat Meldrick Taylor[?] with 2 seconds to go, the biggest upset in boxing history, where James 'Buster' Douglas beat Mike Tyson for the world heavyweight title, The Bite Fight[?], where Evander Holyfield won on a disqualification over Tyson because Tyson bit Holyfield's ears, and the Fight of the millennium, where Felix Trinidad beat Oscar De La Hoya to unify the world Welterweight title.

HBO Boxing has also had 2 spin-off series, the wildly successful and often very exciting to watch HBO's Boxing After Dark[?], and the short lived KO Nation[?].

Additionally, a video game carrying the brand name HBO Boxing was produced for the Sony PlayStation.



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