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HBO Sports, honored nine times with the George Foster Peabody Award for broadcast excellence in sports documentaries, will produce an all-new installment of the acclaimed LEGENDARY NIGHTS boxing documentary series, celebrating the most memorable fights in the network’s 40 years of presenting the sweet science. LEGENDARY NIGHTS, which captured the Sports Emmy® Award for Outstanding Edited Sports Series when it debuted in 2003, will feature a retrospective on one of boxing’s greatest rivalries this fall, spotlighting the three-fight slugfest between Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward.

“With June 2013 marking the tenth anniversary of the third fight of the landmark Gatti vs. Ward trilogy, we believe now is the ideal moment to revisit this classic rivalry,” says Ken Hershman, president, HBO Sports. “This retrospective will offer new perspectives and deliver revealing insights on the two ring warriors who produced this all-time great moment in boxing history. We plan to present the special on a night with a major fight on HBO, ensuring a memorable night of boxing programming.”

The one-hour exclusive HBO Sports presentation LEGENDARY NIGHTS: THE TALE OF GATTI-WARD will revisit the unforgettable three-fight trilogy authored by junior welterweights Arturo Gatti of Jersey City, NJ and Micky Ward of Lowell, Mass. Over 13 months, these two throwback sluggers engaged in 30 electrifying rounds of action, with Gatti winning both Atlantic City bouts (Nov. 23, 2002 and June 7, 2003), following Ward’s dramatic triumph in the opener (May 18, 2002) in Uncasville, Conn.

The first 2002 battle was named Fight of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America, and the three fights have been widely celebrated as one of boxing’s greatest rivalries.

THE TALE OF GATTI-WARD will feature HBO Sports’ acclaimed blend of new interviews and thrilling fight action, highlighted by previously unseen archival footage. All three fights aired live on HBO and featured the ringside commentary of Jim Lampley, Larry Merchant and the late Emanuel Steward on the first and third fights. Lampley, Merchant and George Foreman called the second bout.

In a remarkable twist, Ward wound up being Gatti’s trainer for his final pro fight against Alfonso Gomez in July 2007. Gatti fought 21 times on HBO in his pro career, while Ward appeared six times on HBO.

The special will also be available on HBO On Demand® and HBO GO®.

http://www.eastsideboxing.com/2013/legendary-nights-returns-this-fall-on-hbo/
9/12/13 8:13 AM
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I wish this would get shown in the UK
9/12/13 8:17 AM
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Sounds awesome. Thanks for posting.

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9/12/13 5:23 PM
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Awesome!  This was one of HBO's best short docs on big boxing fights... The golota-bowe one was great.   I hope they do a Oscar-Mayweather one,  Cotto-Margarito, Pac-Marquez for more modern ones.

9/12/13 5:34 PM
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Chavez Taylor was the best Legendary Nights episode ever. I love this show.
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hellride - Chavez Taylor was the best Legendary Nights episode ever. I love this show.

Agree, I've watched it many times. So well done. Catches so many pivotal moments.

 

9/15/13 9:56 AM
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Chavez / Taylor was amazing and was extremely sad....

Also, 30 for 30 is doing a Duran / Leonard documentary for those interested...

9/15/13 6:04 PM
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SRL is one of my favorite boxers. Duran has more street cred or perception of toughness, but SRL was just brilliant.

"Legendary Nights" helped me understand a lot and made me a fight fan.

9/15/13 6:13 PM
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EatonBeever - 

Chavez / Taylor was amazing and was extremely sad....

Also, 30 for 30 is doing a Duran / Leonard documentary for those interested...


Chavez/Taylor Legendary Nights was riveting. I downloaded that entire 1st season and can't say one of them was really better than the other, they all were so perfectly made. I am really looking forward to this.

I particularly like the Holyfield v. Bowe 1 segment when they were talking about that epic 10th round.
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EatonBeever -

Chavez / Taylor was amazing and was extremely sad....

Also, 30 for 30 is doing a Duran / Leonard documentary for those interested...

when will it be aires? i love me some duran leanard Phone Post
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TTT

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Chavez / Taylor was amazing and was extremely sad....

Also, 30 for 30 is doing a Duran / Leonard documentary for those interested...

when will it be aires? i love me some duran leanard Phone Post
I was wondering that as well.. if someone would be so kind as to point us all in the right direction it would be much appreciated. Phone Post
9/16/13 10:55 PM
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The old ones are amazing! ! Love HBO sports too excellent production Phone Post
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Ive watched the old ones numerous times. My favotire sports related docs for sure. Too bad Bert Sugar cant be in this.. :(
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EatonBeever -

Chavez / Taylor was amazing and was extremely sad....

Also, 30 for 30 is doing a Duran / Leonard documentary for those interested...

when will it be aires? i love me some duran leanard Phone Post
I was wondering that as well.. if someone would be so kind as to point us all in the right direction it would be much appreciated. Phone Post
Same here Phone Post
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30 for 30 presents 'No Mas'  Directed by Eric Drath  October 15, 2013 
An inside look at the two boxing matches between Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran in the 1980s, with the help of boxing experts, family members and the two fighters themselves.

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VU OP

Awesome news.  Show is so great, happy to see it return.

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EatonBeever - 

30 for 30 presents 'No Mas'  Directed by Eric Drath  October 15, 2013 
An inside look at the two boxing matches between Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran in the 1980s, with the help of boxing experts, family members and the two fighters themselves.


VU

Def watching that one.  30/30 are also great.

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   HBO Sports, winner of nine George Foster Peabody Awards and 33 Sports Emmys® for documentaries, presents a new installment of the acclaimed LEGENDARY NIGHTS boxing documentary series this month when THE TALE OF GATTI-WARD looks back at one of boxing’s greatest rivalries, spotlighting the three-fight slugfest between Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward. Blending archival footage and new material shot this summer, the exclusive HBO presentation debuts SATURDAY, OCT. 19 (12 midnigh ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, immediately following “World Championship Boxing: Mike Alvarado vs. Ruslan Provodnikov,” which begins at 9:45 p.m.

Other HBO playdates: Oct. 21 (9:15 a.m.), 24 (5:10 p.m., 12:05 a.m.), 26 (11:00 a.m., 4:45 a.m.) and 30 (1:00 p.m., 1:00 a.m.), and Nov. 3 (7:55 a.m.), 7 (9:00 p.m.) and 15 (7:30 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Oct. 23 (6:00 a.m., 10:00 p.m.) and 29 (11:30 p.m., 4:50 a.m.), and Nov. 2 (2:45 p.m.), 10 (8:45 a.m.) and 12 (4:30 p.m.)

The special will also be available on HBO On Demand and HBO GO.