Boxing fans have a title fight tonight on HBO as World Championship Boxing is back.
HBO SPORTS HEADS NORTH OF THE BORDER FOR A LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE SHOWDOWN WHEN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®: JEAN PASCAL VS. CHAD DAWSON IS SEEN LIVE SATURDAY, AUG. 14 ON HBOStrength meets finesse in a light heavyweight title showdown when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: JEAN PASCAL VS. CHAD DAWSON is presented live SATURDAY, AUG. 14 (10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT) from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, exclusively on HBO. The WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING team will be ringside for the event, which will be closed-captioned for the hearing impaired, presented in HDTV and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.Other HBO playdates: Aug. 15 (8:30 a.m.) and 16 (11:00 p.m.)HBO2 playdates: Aug. 15 (6:15 p.m.) and 17 (11:45 p.m.)Light heavyweight champ Jean Pascal of Laval, Canada (25-1, 16 KOs) fights before hometown fans in his third light heavyweight title defense, meeting Chad Dawson (29-0, 17 KOs) of New Haven, Ct. in a scheduled 12-round tilt. Known for his tremendous strength and punching power, the ferocious Haitian-born slugger will be doing battle at the venue where he has won his last three fights in convincing fashion.Making his third HBO appearance, two-time 175-pound champ Chad Dawson is hungry for his third world title in as many years. Though not the flashiest fighter, the 27-year-old southpaw is one of the purest boxers in the sport, boasting silky technique and picture-perfect form. While Pascal enjoys a strength advantage, the American is taller and has a longer reach. In addition, Pascal has never faced a left-hander at 175 pounds before and Dawson’s lightning hand speed should pose a special challenge for the champ.All HBO boxing events are broadcast in HDTV. HBO viewers must have access to the HBO HDTV channel to watch HBO programming in high definition.