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Lemieux vs N'dam will air on U.S. TV, details still being worked out

Lemieux-N'dam is still in the works for American TV, but hasn't found a home just yet.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya says that the June 20 fight in Montreal between David Lemieux and Hassan N'dam will be shown live on American television, but that a deal is still being worked out to find the fight a home.

The most obvious option was HBO, which showcased Lemieux's last win over Gabriel Rosado in December, but there have been reports of scheduling conflicts, as well as the thought that HBO doesn't want to leap head-first into the Lemieux business while Golden Boy, who claim to promote Lemieux, are in a legal beef with Groupe Yvon Michel, who also claim to promote Lemieux.

Golden Boy and Eye of the Tiger Management are working together on the Lemieux-N'dam fight, as Golden Boy won the purse bid for the bout.

Golden Boy's Eric Gomez also recently said that FOX Sports 1 could be an option. Wherever the fight winds up, it will have competition. BET will be entering the boxing fold with the Andre Ward vs Paul Smith fight that evening, and NBC will have Adrien Broner vs Shawn Porter on a PBC show from Las Vegas, which will be a primetime PBC broadcast starting at 8:30 pm EST. Since that show will need to end before 11 for local news at NBC affiliates, there's at least a chance that everything will get spread out well enough that fans will be able to see most if not all of the fights.

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