HBO World Championship Boxing is a sports television series, premiering in January 1973 that has shown a number of significant boxing events in the last three decades. WCB's first event was fought in Kingston, Jamaica, where George Foreman defeated Joe Frazier in two rounds to win the world heavyweight championship. HBO World Championship Boxing premiered live on HBO Canada on January 24, 2009 at 10 p.m. ET/8 p.m. MT. Some other boxing events covered in the series include: World Championship Boxing has also had two spin-off series, Boxing After Dark and KO Nation. Additionally, a video game carrying the brand name HBO Boxing was produced for the Sony PlayStation. For pay-per-view fights, Bob Costas and James Brown have been called in on occasion to oversee the telecast while Lampley calls the fight.
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