News: Chavez Jr. vs. Lee live on BoxNation Saturday; The Fight Game With Jim Lampley Returns This Saturday

This Saturday’s (16 June) big showdown between World Boxing Council (WBC) World Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. and Irishman Andy Lee will be televised live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 456/Virgin Ch. 546).

Mexican hero Chavez, Jr., Son of the Legend, makes the third defence of the title against the tough Irishman at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas in a show titled “Viva Chavez”.

The 26-year-old from Culiacan is unbeaten in 47 fights and has made two exciting defences against Marco Antonio Rubio and Peter Manfredo that were televised live on BoxNation.

Lee, originally from Limerick, is now based in Detroit, USA, where he is trained by the legendary Emmanuel Steward at the famed Kronk Gym.

With only one loss on his 29-fight record to Brian Vera, which he avenged last year, Lee is unbeaten in a 13 fight run that includes inflicting the first loss on Scottish rival Craig McEwan’s career.

With a combined record of 73-1-1 (51 KOs), a winning percentage of 97% and a victory by knockout ratio of 70% it’s set to be an explosive fight.

BoxNation will cover the whole show live that also includes IBF World Lightweight Champion Miguel Vazquez in a ten round contest against Daniel Attah.

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THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY is a provocative, engaging and informative experience that delves into intriguing storylines, newsmakers and issues that are top-of-mind in boxing. The program returns for its all-new, second installment of the year live from the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Tex. debuting SATURDAY, JUNE 16 (midnight-12:30 a.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Four-time Sports Emmy® winner Lampley has been the host of HBO Boxing since joining the network in 1988.

Other HBO playdates: June 18 (8:30 a.m., 1:00 a.m.), 22 (5:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.), 24 (11:30 a.m.), 26 (noon, 10:15 p.m.) 28 (7:30 p.m., 1:10 a.m.) and 30 (9:30 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: June 17 (4:15 p.m.), 19 (11:30 p.m.), 23 (9:30 p.m.), 25 (4:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m.) and 29 (8:45 a.m., 5:30 a.m.)

HBO On Demand availability begins: June 20

The series will also be available on HBO GO®.

“Scoring a Fight” will be the single hot-button topic and focus of the new edition. In the aftermath of the controversial split decision victory awarded to Timothy Bradley over Manny Pacquiao last Saturday in Las Vegas, THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY will go wall-to-wall with a comprehensive examination of ringside judging. Lampley will explore in depth what happened last week and offer insight and perspective on judging disputes and potential solutions.

The debut of this all-new edition of THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY will immediately follow the telecast of the middleweight title showdown between reigning title-holder Julio Caesar Chavez, Jr. and rising star Andy Lee from the Sun Bowl. The evening of boxing programming starts with the exclusive replay of Pacquiao-Bradley at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

Article posted on 15.06.2012

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