SOURCES SAY USA NETWORK WILL DROP BOXING IN AUGUST
Despite denials by USA Network, sources said the cable
network will "drop its long-running" weekly boxing series,
"Tuesday Night Fights," later this year, according to Royce
Feour of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. USA Network
spokesperson David Schwarz called it a "pure rumor." But
boxing industry sources, including Top Rank promotor Bob
Arum, said the network will drop its boxing coverage in
August. Arum said that the series' possible demise makes
Monday night's Fox-televised card "even more important for
boxing." Arum said that Fox "might enter" a contract with
Top Rank for several boxing cards per year, "particularly if
the first card is a success" (L.V. REVIEW-JOURNAL, 3/22).
OH, OSCAR! Fox took out ads for tonight's "Oscar De La
Hoya's Big Fight Night," up against ABC's Academy Awards
telecast, in today's sports sections of USA Today and N.Y.
Post reading: "Tonight, It's Oscar's Night on FOX."