“The Fight Game” Runs Wednesday



“The Fight Game” Runs Wednesday

THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY returns with a new edition WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 (11:00-11:30 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.

Other HBO playdates: May 14 (11:15 p.m.), 15 (10:15 a.m.), 16 (7:30 p.m., 12:55 a.m.), 19 (11:00 a.m., 8:00 p.m.), 21 (11:45 a.m.), 24 (6:15 p.m.), 26 (1:15 a.m.) and 31 (9:00 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: May 12 (11:00 a.m., 8:30 p.m.), 17 (12:30 a.m.), 22 (10:00 a.m.), 25 (1:40 p.m., 12:30 a.m.) and 28 (2:00 p.m.), and June 1 (4:20 p.m.)

The show will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand.

On this edition of THE FIGHT GAME: Max Kellerman and Bernard Hopkins join Lampley to review the May 7 Canelo Alvarez-Amir Khan middleweight title showdown, preview the fight schedule and address the latest headlines and issues; and Lampley presents a new pound-for-pound compilation.

Correspondent Melissa Stark delivers a comprehensive examination of a controversial ruling in men’s amateur boxing, which no longer requires headgear in this summer’s Olympic Games. Interviews include: boxer Mark Dawson; Executive Director of USA Boxing, Mike Martino; neurosurgeon, Dr. Julian Bailes, and Dr. Barry Jordan.

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.