By Karl Freitag
U.S. boxing fans will apparently be shut out of seeing a television broadcast of WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s February 1 world title defense against Chicago-based Osumanu Adama. Citing “logistics,” HBO (which has an exclusive deal to televise Golovkin’s bouts in the U.S.), has announced will not carry the fight. However, Canadian television rights distributor Octapixx will be providing the fight card from Monte Carlo to millions of viewers from all over the world, and it’s very easy for a network to pick up a satellite feed and add their own announcers either on-site or remotely. HBO could easily air this card if they really wanted to.