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Mandatory Eight Count: Potential shake-up at HBO?

Kelly Pavlik and Paul Williams needed each other. On December 5, both get the chance to prove themselves. (AP Photo)
Kelly Pavlik and Paul Williams needed each other. On December 5, both get the chance to prove themselves. (AP Photo)

HBO and Boxing - At a Crossroads |
Thomas Hauser takes a look at a potentially huge boxing story. Could Ross Greenburg be in trouble at HBO? Senior management reportedly wants to hear a real "plan" from Greenburg, and one source says, "The problem is that any plan Ross puts forward will be met with skepticism because, when it comes to boxing, his biggest initiatives have failed. His plan to hitch HBO’s wagon to Golden Boy and the Golden Boy output deal have been a disaster. And the idea of anointing Victor Ortiz, Alfredo Angulo, James Kirkland, Robert Guerrero, and Chris Arreola as HBO’s stars of the future doesn’t look so good."

Pavlik Can Put All The Garbage On The Curb With A Win Over LTP
We're all thinking it, Michael Woods writes about it: Paul Williams is the fight Kelly Pavlik desperately needed after a two-year middleweight championship reign that has failed to impress anyone and a rocky 2009 that has had many fans jumping overboard.

The fight of his life - Yahoo! Sports
An outstanding story on James Kirkland from Yahoo! Sports columnist Josh Peter.

Robert Guerrero Back With Goossen Tutor After Appeal Win
A Goossen Tutor press release confirms that Robert Guerrero is back with that promotional company after having left them for Golden Boy. The whole situation was always challenged by Goossen Tutor, and in the end it turns out they were right after an arbitration hearing. Long story short, Guerrero isn't a Golden Boy fighter anymore.

Lou DiBella ready to unleash prospects - ESPN
Lou DiBella talks about two of his young fighters, Antwone Smith and Marcus Johnson, who will both be fighting on Shobox this Friday night.

Who is Marcus Johnson? You’re About to Find Out -
Speaking of Marcus Johnson, Thomas Gerbasi introduces you to the former amateur star who has racked up a 17-0 (14) record as a pro.

The Last Word On Arreola From Borges: "The Guy Can't Fight"
Ron Borges deeply questions Chris Arreola's commitment.

Vazquez is back and workng to get even better
Michael Rosenthal of The Ring looks at Israel Vazquez's October comeback fight. The 31-year old Vazquez says he started off slow when he started sparring again, but he's starting to get the feel back.

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