in The TV-pay-TV channel "Sky\" is the Drama "Chuck the real Rocky\". It is the story of the outsider, of the Sylvester Stallone for his Rocky-movies inspired - because Chuck Wepner, except for his closest relatives, no man knew, got 1975, the Chance to box against Muhammad Ali for the world championship crown in the heavyweight division.
The battle was also famous because Ali's Trainer Angelo has told Dundee later that the referee tested the state of consciousness of the tumbling Wepner, the saw temporarily only stars in between, with the Arm raised and the question: \"How many fingers do I have up there?\"
what's that? Chuck: \answered, "How often am I allowed to guess?\"
It was one of those memorable nights in the greatest Era of Boxing, the best boxers in the world, and has transferred, as a rule, Home Box Office (HBO), the largest Boxkanal in the world. The first Gong to the US transmitter anno 1973 struck in Kingston, Jamaica, where George Foreman became the king in round two Joe Frazier."Rumble in the Jungle\"
A century of the fight chased the next. Each was like a moon landing, and the world had to emergency vorschlafen, in order not to miss anything. This led to, for example, that on 30. In October 1974, the telephone Wake-up service, the Federal post broke as well as together, because half of Germany wanted the night to be three awakened - just in time for the "Rumble in the Jungle\" in Kinshasa, where Foreman against Ali then went hard out. HBO gave all the Stars and, later, Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis. Or Oscar de la Hoya. Or Sugar Ray Leonard, Tommy Hearns, Marvin Hagler, and Carlos Duran, which made the medium weight for years, to the epicenter of the quivering chins, and jaw. Huge Nights. Magnificent Nights.
is assumed to be a sudden now the light. In the night to Sunday was Boxing at HBO for the last time, from the Madison Square Garden in New York were again transferred a couple of fights, the main cast we don't need to mention here, namely, after 45 years, HBO hangs up the gloves. Many of the questions shocked: Why? The answer is easy.
Why should HBO make?
Instead of weighty-century heroes boxes have been sailors in the heavyweight division, most recently Anthony Joshua against Alexander Povetkin. Both would have taken Ali in his heyday, not a single Time, even if they would have released both at the same time and from the rear, and the front - and the modern market Schreier, Joshua call, occasionally in the same breath with the formerly Largest, are actually sued for lèse-majesté, but at least for disturbing the peace of the Dead. According to the Clause 168 of the criminal code of up to three years.
Each of the older Boxfreund the hair from falling in the terrible idea that the Joshua's of today with Frazier and Foreman in a Ring would have had to rise - they were behind with the cot in the emergency room worn. But HBO had not only the best Boxer, but also a Reporter, clenched the fists.Legendary Interview by Larry Merchant
The Best Larry Merchant was. As Lennox Lewis against Vitali Klitschko was once six rounds, the chance, and his world championship crown at the end of only saved because a slaughter of Klitschko led the eye to abrupt discontinuation, has given us the HBO Reporter in the Ring afterwards, an Interview was, in itself, the Stay value. The dialogue was so gripping that we'll get to him shortly out of the dust of the Antiques area and extract again quickly you publish.
Larry: "And, in the Lennox, what do you say now?"
Lennox: "What should I say?"
Larry: "you should say, what was going on in the six rounds."
Lennox: "I don't know what you want."
Larry: "you said before the fight, that one is not likely to compete as Klitschko's in fact not at all."
Lennox: "of Course he is allowed to compete, but look at you now face."
Larry: "you were at the termination points back, Lennox."
Lennox: "no. No. I don't know what you're talking about.“
Larry: "I'm just telling you what is on the cards of the judges."
Lennox: "And I tell them,' I would have him blown away in the next round."
Larry: "you Have not captured because in the second round by a blow, by the they were completely dazed, Lennox? What do you think: Why is Klitschko has been the audience cheered - and booed?“
Lennox, now serves completely: "That's not true."
And how all of this was true. The TV channels and streaming services, which HBO leaves the remaining boxes from now on, you should distribute the full text of the Interviews in-house to all the ring a reporter of today. But especially the movies with the big boys by Ali, the non-Boxing in slow motion.