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HBO Boxing’s Best lets fans relive favorite fights

Written By | Dec 26, 2017

Anthony Joshua (left) showed tremendous character and heart with his comeback in his April bout against Wladimir Klitschko. Photo: Lawrence Lustig, Matchroom Boxing

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 26, 2017 – Forget the family squabbles. It’s time to enjoy some real fights during the holiday season.

In what’s become a traditional holiday treat for HBO Boxing fans, the network will present seven of  its standout fights from 2017 over four consecutive nights in late December, spotlighting some of the biggest names in the sport.

If you watched them the first time (and we hope you did), revisit signature wins by British heavyweight Anthony Joshua, Thailand’s super flyweight sensation Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, surprising Sadam Ali, and recently retired light heavyweight Andre Ward.




No year end list would be complete without 2017’s megafight middleweight showdown in September between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, a thriller which ended in a controversial draw before a capacity crowd at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The week starts with the Alvarez vs. Golovkin fight, plus the final entrant on the list and the last main event for HBO Boxing of the year, an all-Mexican slugfest between Orlando Salido and Miguel Roman. It’s not for the faint of heart.

All the fights will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO®, HBO On Demand® and affiliate portals.

The “Boxing’s Best” lineup this week:

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez thrilled fans for 12 rounds. Then the judges delivered results leaving no one happy. Photo: Ed Mulholland, HBO Boxing

Tuesday, December 26, 11 p.m. ET/PT

Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin &
Orlando Salido vs. Miguel Roman

Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez lays on the canvas after being knocked out by Srisikat Sor Rungvisai Saturday, as referee Tom Taylor stops the bout. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography

Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez lays on the canvas after being knocked out by Srisikat Sor Rungvisai Saturday, as referee Tom Taylor stops the bout. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography

Wednesday, December 27, 11:30 p.m. ET/PT

Roman Gonzalez vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai I
Miguel Cotto vs. Sadam Ali

There was not a shred of doubt when the left hook landed David Lemieux had ended his fight with Curtis Stevens Photo: Golden Boy Boxing

There was not a shred of doubt when the left hook landed David Lemieux had ended his fight with Curtis Stevens Photo: Golden Boy Boxing

Thursday, December 28, 11:00 p.m. ET/PT

David Lemieux vs. Curtis Stevens
Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev 2



Anthony Joshua (left) knocked down Wladimir Klitschko three times, including twice in the 11th round, before winning by TKO. Photo: Lawrence Lustig, Matchroom Boxing

Friday, December 29, 11:00 p.m. ET/PT

Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko

Let these outstanding contest prime your appetite for more tasty fights in 2018.

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. She is a veteran boxing observer covering the Sweet Science for Communities. Read more Ringside Seat in Communities Digital News. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego. Gayle can be reached via Google +

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Gayle Falkenthal

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, MS, APR, is President of the Falcon Valley Group, a San Diego based communications consulting firm. Falkenthal is a veteran award-winning broadcast and print journalist, editor, producer, talk host and commentator. She is an instructor at National University in San Diego, and previously taught in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University.