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HBO Boxing’s The Fight Game back on Wednesday with new episode, talking Canelo, GGG

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HBO Boxing’s the Fight Game with Jim Lampley returns with a new edition this Wednesday, October 5th, at 11pm Eastern. Right here, you’ll get a quick synopsis of what to expect from the new episode, so you can be sure to tune in and see it for yourself on Wednesday.

In this edition: THE FIGHT GAME looks at the recent returns of Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez; analyst Bernard Hopkins takes viewers into the gym to break down the performances of Canelo and Golovkin; correspondent Melissa Stark profiles manager Egis Klimas, a Lithuanian refugee, who against all odds has become one of the sport’s most influential players; and Max Kellerman joins Lampley for the latest news and headlines.

Immediately following the show’s Oct. 5 debut, fight fans can log on to hbo.com for an exclusive overtime segment hosted by Lampley.

Discussion will likely be focused on the prospects of a Canelo vs. Golovkin fight. Now that they’re both done taking care of wildly overmatched opponents, there shouldn’t be anymore excuses for putting this fight together. Still, it seems unlikely to happen immediately, with the earliest likely chance being next September, a year from now, rather than this coming spring.