|Showtime Championship Boxing|
|Created by||Showtime, and CBS Sports|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Producers||Showtime/The Movie Channel (1986-1988)|
Showtime Networks (1988-present)
|Original release||March 10, 1986 –|
|Related shows||ShoBox: The New Generation|
Showtime Championship Boxing is a television boxing program airing on Showtime. Debuting in March 1986, it is broadcast live on the first Saturday of every month. Showtime Championship Boxing, which is very similar to HBO World Championship Boxing, features Mauro Ranallo on play-by-play, Al Bernstein as the color analyst, Jimmy Lennon (Sr. and Jr.) as ring announcers, and Jim Gray as reporter.
A sister program, ShoBox: The New Generation, occasionally airs on Friday nights; these broadcasts feature fights between boxing prospects.
Brian Custer, currently serves as host of the program. The main broadcast team features Mauro Ranallo on blow-by-blow, Al Bernstein as chief color analyst and (when he is available) boxer Abner Mares as an analyst. Amir Khan, Austin Trout, and Daniel Jacobs have served as guest analysts. The third role was previously filled by Antonio Tarver, Ferdie Pacheco, Bobby Czyz, and Paulie Malignaggi among others. Veteran Jim Gray is chief reporter. Former top commentators include Steve Albert and Gus Johnson.
The New Generation features Barry Tompkins on blow-by-blow, and Steve Farhood and Raul Marquez as the expert analysts.