Top Rank and truTV have partnered to launch a live Friday night primetime boxing series, in association with Turner Sports and HBO Sports, beginning May 1, it was announced on Monday. The first show of the new series is headlined by the Ray Beltran-Takahiro Ao WBO lightweight title bout at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Ken Hershman, president of HBO Sports, looks back on 2014 and into the future in a lengthy Q&A with THE RING.
HBO is dusting off its star-making machine for Canelo Alvarez. The network did a good job with Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Now HBO is working hand-in-hand with De La Hoya and going to go head-to-head with Mayweather to establish the next star.
Radio Rahim spoke to Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez, HBO Sports president Ken Hershman and Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De La Hoya at the L.A. press conference announcing Canelo’s return to HBO. De La Hoya spoke about his company’s relationship with Showtime and Mayweather Promotions.
HBO Sports president Ken Hershman and Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya were practically giddy during a Tuesday press conference in Los Angeles announcing Canelo Alvarez’s return to HBO. They say the long-term reunion will produce many big fights.
Former junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who has fought on Showtime since September 2012, has signed “a long-term commitment with HBO,” Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya and HBO Sports president Ken Hershman announced.
All parties involved with the Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev fight — the fighters, promoters and network — are happy and hopeful about what the Nov. 8 light heavyweight title unification bout means for them, the fans and boxing’s future in the U.S.
As “ShoBox: The New Generation” nears a milestone 200th episode, Gordon Hall and Steve Farhood reflect upon the shows’ impact on boxing with RingTV.com with tales of humor, sadness and inspiration.
Manny Pacquiao has been made the WBC’s No. 1-ranked welterweight contender behind the organization’s titleholder Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Curtis Stevens is calm, cool and confident going into his challenge to WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin on Saturday in New York City. Stevens, a Brooklyn-born puncher, was eager to face the division’s “most feared man,” drawing praise from HBO executives and Golovkin’s management.
HBO commentator and super middleweight champion Andre Ward caused a buzz when he showed up at rival network Showtime’s Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez weigh-in on Friday.
Showtime has a mega promotional series planned in advance of the May 4 clash between Floyd Mayweather and Robert Guerrero.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer says Floyd Mayweather’s move to Showtime ends the days when the network could not compete with rival U.S. cable giant HBO.