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The Ronda Rousey Effect

Could the crossover popularity of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey have paved the way for Claressa Shields a a female boxer?

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The Soapbox: Boxing’s closed-off-circuit

In a new (and LONG-anticipated) edition of ‘The Soapbox,’ Steve Kim welcomes new opinions on what’s powering UFC’s success in pay-per-views over boxing.

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The Soapbox: Pay-per-view pricing

    It’s time for a summer edition of “The Soapbox” and, this time, it comes from longtime reader Shane B., who emailed me a few weeks back and promised to purchase the Terence Crawford-Viktor Postol pay-per-view bout last weekend. Shane – who, unlike many others, enjoyed the night’s main event – hit upon something […]

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Mark Taffet goes back to his roots

Formerly a big wheel behind HBO Pay-Per-View, Mark Taffet is now rolling on – and forward – with Mark Taffet Media. Steve Kim reports.

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The full Nelson at HBO Sports

Peter Nelson, a real boxing guy – and boxing MEDIA guy (we’ll bet Dan Rafael is mondo jealous) – is now in charge of HBO Sports. Steve Kim reports.

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Too late or too early?

So why do boxing pay-per-view broadcasts – Canelo Alvarez-Miguel Cotto being the latest – seem to start so damn late these days? Steve Kim reports.

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Ken, we hardly knew ya

At the end of 2015, Ken Hershman will leave his post as president of HBO Sports. Steve Kim looks back at Hershman’s tenure and who might fill his shoes.

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Mark Taffet looks forward to a one-two punch in the fall

After a very slow first three quarters of 2015 in the premium channel pay-per-view realm, things look to be picking up just in time. Steve Kim reports.

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UCN at #CottoCanelo LA Presser

UCN was in Hollywood, CA on hand for the LA press conference introducing #CottoCanelo catching up with Canelo, Freddie Roach, and the Golden Boy.

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