After an association of 33 years, Ross Greenburg and the premium cable network, HBO, are parting ways.
Despite rumors to the contrary, all parties are in agreement that the split was mutual and not provoked by the loss of the Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley bout to rival network, Showtime in May.
“That’s a silly rationale,” Greenburg told the New York Times. “That added to my angst, but one fight doesn’t determine whether I stayed or didn’t stay.
“I lived through the loss of [Julio Cesar] Chavez and [Mike] Tyson,” he said. “I’ve been through a lot of wearing negotiations. I spent a lot of time appeasing promoters and managers…I felt at times like a ticket agent at an airport, and all the flights were canceled.”
In the end, Greenburg insists, this move simply came down to him deciding not to renew his contract.
The 56-year-old Greenburg launched programming such as “Real Sports,” Hard Knocks and the “24/7” boxing series as well as overseeing countless World Championship Boxing and Boxing After Dark telecasts.
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