HBO Exiting The Boxing Business After 45 Years Of Coverage

HBO will not cowl skilled boxing as of 2019, HBO introduced in an announcement Thursday, ending a 45-year run that featured 1,111 bouts.

HBO Sports had reportedly been a lot much less considering bidding for fights lately as different retailers like ESPN and Fox each have introduced long-term commitments to boxing on tv. Additionally, ESPN has added a web based streaming service that features much more boxing protection.

The final bout on HBO's schedule is slated for October 27, when Daniel Jacobs and Sergiy Derevyanchenko will sq. off for the vacant IBF middleweight title.