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HBO’s Boxing Best of 2013 starts tonight: 5 nights, 10 fights, Pacquiao, Cotto, Golovkin & more

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It’s a holiday treat for Boxing fans. Over five consecutive nights this week, HBO2 will present 10 of the year’s standout fights, spotlighting some of the biggest names in the sport in riveting performances. Featured are signature wins by Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, Timothy Bradley Jr. and Carl Froch plus breakout victories by rising stars Gennady Golovkin, Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev.

Starting tonight, HBO2 will replay 10 major league showdowns from this year over five consecutive nights.  Each night the doubleheader of action starts at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.  Fight fans will get to revisit the most memorable, most significant and most compelling bouts that were televised on HBO, including a couple of slugfests that are in the running for “Fight of the Year” honors: “Bradley vs. Provodnikov” and “Rios vs. Alvarado II.”

HBO’s “Boxing’s Best” of 2013 lineup includes:

Monday, December 23 at 11:00 p.m.Carl Froch vs. Mikkel Kessler II
Sergey Kovalev vs. Nathan Cleverly
Tuesday, December 24 at 11:00 p.m.Timothy Bradley Jr. vs. Ruslan Provodnikov
Miguel Cotto vs. Delvin Rodriguez
Wednesday, December 25 at 11:00 p.m.Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado II
Gennady Golovkin vs. Matthew Macklin
Thursday, December 26 at 11:00 p.m.Timothy Bradley Jr. vs. Juan Manuel Marquez
Adonis Stevenson vs. Chad Dawson
Friday, December 27 at 11:00 p.m.Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios
James Kirkland vs. Glen Tapia

This really is a great lineup of fights, and it’s going to be a great treat for fight fans over the holiday season. No more quiet, boring evenings as you’re visiting family or you have relatives and in-laws in town. Put on some Best of Boxing 2013 on HBO and enjoy some of the best fighters in the world, and some of the best fights of the year, on your television.