Jim Lampley to join PPV.com for Canelo vs Charlo Sept 30th

Esteemed boxing journalist and iconic blow-by-blow announcer, Jim Lampley, is set to join PPV.COM for a special role during the highly anticipated Canelo vs. Charlo live event on Saturday, September 30. Lampley, renowned for his extensive tenure on "HBO World Championship Boxing," will not only co-host the live viewer chat on PPV.COM but also provide on-site commentary and reports during fight week in Las Vegas. These efforts will create exclusive video content for PPV.COM's website and social media platforms.

Dale Hopkins, President & CEO of iNDEMAND and PPV.COM, expressed the significance of this collaboration, saying, "Jim Lampley is the most significant voice in boxing. We want to partner with the best people in the sport, and he's universally respected and loved." He emphasized the unique interactive element by mentioning that viewers will have the opportunity to engage directly with Jim throughout the entire PPV event via the live chat. Alongside the official broadcast, PPV.COM offers high-quality streaming, allowing fans to pose questions and comments to Jim in real-time, with immediate responses. Importantly, there is no subscription requirement to access content on PPV.COM.

Jim Lampley himself shared his excitement about the opportunity, stating, "For me, this is a fun opportunity to see my many friends and colleagues in the boxing world, while adding my two cents' worth to all the action throughout fight week and on fight night itself. What makes it different is that I'll get to interact directly with fans via an engaging and respectful forum. I'm impressed by what PPV.COM has been able to do in a relatively short period of time since launching less than two years ago."

Lampley's remarkable contributions to the sport of boxing include receiving the Boxing Writers Association of America's (BWAA) Sam Taub Award for Excellence in Broadcasting Journalism and his induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2015. Over 30 years, he anchored and commentated for "HBO World Championship Boxing" and covered numerous Olympic Games during his illustrious career in sports broadcasting. Currently, Lampley serves as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

During PPV.COM's Canelo vs. Charlo live chat, Jim Lampley will co-host alongside another highly regarded boxing journalist, Lance Pugmire, the recipient of the BWAA's 2022 Nat Fleischer Award for Excellence in Boxing Journalism. Pugmire, previously associated with the Los Angeles Times, The Athletic, and USA Today, serves as PPV.COM's senior writer, contributing original articles to the website and hosting chats for various boxing events. Furthermore, Pugmire will provide additional original content for PPV.COM covering the Canelo vs. Charlo event.

Dale Hopkins emphasized the significance of this collaboration, saying, "Having Lance and Jim together on our chat is truly a boxing aficionado's dream team. The combined amount of expertise and perspective they share is unsurpassed, and we're frankly honored to be able to make this experience available to our customers on PPV.COM."

PPV.COM will exclusively live-stream the Canelo vs. Charlo event in the United States and Canada on Saturday, September 30, offering audio feeds in both English and Spanish. Additionally, iNDEMAND, the parent company of PPV.COM, will distribute the event through its network of cable and telco operators in the U.S. and Canada, including providers such as Xfinity, Spectrum, Contour, Optimum, Fios, Rogers, Bell, Shaw, SaskTel, and TELUS in Canada.

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