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The Turnaround: Ken Hershman Takes Over HBO Sports

For years, Greenburg & Davis made broadcasting fights look like a job for Interpol or the Impossible Mission Task Force. Caught up in a Confuse-O-Rama of quid pro quo, malentendu, and corporate Omerta, HBO found itself mired in shadowy power struggles and self-serving personal agendas that nearly eliminated quality from its telecasts. More and more, HBO began to become matchmakers and de facto promoters, often appearing to use shell companies–formed under the names of some of their biggest stars–to avoid legal liability and to cut promoters from the broadcast equation entirely. From The Cruelest Sport
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