TBS Superstation to Use Veteran Broadcasters Charles and Clancy For Goodwill Games Boxing Coverage

CNNSI Senior Correspondent Nick Charles and long-time CBS boxing announcer Gil Clancy will handle the blow-by-blow for TBS Superstation’s live quarterfinals boxing coverage for the 1998 Goodwill Games, it was announced today by Coordinating Producer Bob Lanning.

The boxing format for the Games includes 12 weight classes in a single elimination tournament. TBS’ coverage from the Theater at Madison Square Garden will be televised Monday and Tuesday, July 27 and 28, during the network’s prime-time telecast window of 8:05 –11:05 p.m. (EST).

Charles, who will handle play-by-play duties, has served as CNN Sports anchor and reporter at major sporting events since 1980. He has hosted numerous major fights for TVKO, Inc., the pay-per-view arm of Home Box Office, since 1995, including Riddick Bowe/Evander Holyfield III, Julio Caesar Chavez/Oscar De La Hoya in 1996 and Pernell Whitaker/De La Hoya in 1997. In addition, he hosts CNNSI’s sports series, Page One With Nick Charles. Charles has co-hosted the 1986, 1990 and 1994 Goodwill Games and 1991 Pan American Games on TBS; as well as the 1992 Winter Olympics—cable television’s first Olympics—and the 1994 Winter Olympics for TNT.

Clancy brings more than 30 years of fight game experience to TBS, having managed, trained and consulted several world champions, including former world heavyweight champion George Foreman and current WBC welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya. He has served as boxing analyst for CBS Sports for 20 plus years and currently calls the action for the network’s championship boxing series. He also serves as analyst-matchmaker for HBO and Madison Square Garden, in addition to calling pay-per-view boxing cablecasts. Clancy was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in 1985 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993.

TBS, the Goodwill Games host broadcaster since 1986, will televise 45 hours of cable exclusive prime time Goodwill Games competition coverage from 8:05-11:05 p.m. (ET), July 19-August 2, with an additional two hours of Opening Celebration coverage, Saturday, July 18, from 8:05-10:05 p.m. (ET).

TBS Superstation, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s flagship network is the most watched network on cable. The Superstation features popular movies, original programming, exciting sports and favorite comedies. Turner Sports, Inc., a Time Warner Company, presents some of the best and most popular sporting events worldwide, and is a leader in televised sports programming. With events airing on TBS Superstation and TNT, Turner Sports presents one of the most impressive lineups in television that includes the NBA, Atlanta Braves baseball, NASCAR, professional golf, figure skating, college football, and track and field.