HBO to Offer Five-Fight PPV Card


Home Box Office Pay-Per-View will offer a rare five-fight PPV event Dec. 13 featuring at least three world-championship title bouts.

The Don King promotion will feature a welterweight-championship-unification bout between Ricardo Mayorga and Cory Spinks; a middleweight-unification bout between Bernard Hopkins and William Joppy; a junior-welterweight-championship bout between belt-holder Zab Judah and Jaime Rangel Jr.; and a heavyweight-title-elimination bout between Hasim Rahman and John Ruiz. A fifth fight will be announced at a later date.

The card will retail at a suggested price of $44.95, HBO PPV officials said.