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.
THE RING’s No. 1-rated junior middleweight Canelo Alvarez will face former welterweight titleholder Joshua Clottey on Dec. 6 on HBO at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya informed RingTV.com on Tuesday.
Golden Boy Promotions president and founder Oscar De La Hoya told RingTV.com that he’d like to match WBC 122-pound beltholder against three-division titleholder Abner Mares, as well as a welterweight showdown between Amir Khan and Robert Guerrero.
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.
Having experienced much personal drama, junior middleweight James Kirkland’s frustrating decisions have once again come to light, this time affecting tentative opportunities in the ring.
Oscar De La Hoya says has his “marching orders” from Canelo Alvarez, chief among them being the 24-year-old Mexican’s desire to fight on the weekends of Mexican holidays Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Independence Day in May and September.
Stephen Espinoza said Canelo Alvarez’s move from Showtime to HBO was “deceitful” on the part of the fighter’s promoter, Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya. The Showtime Sports executive said De La Hoya discussed a multi-fight deal with Alvarez and Showtime just a few weeks ago.
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.
As a result of a left thumb injury sustained during preparation for his bout against Johnathon Banks, Antonio Tarver has pulled out of their fight, originally scheduled for Sept. 29.
Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya stated that he has “talked to Al Haymon about various possibilities” for matching his boxers against those from Top Rank during an interview on Tuesday night’s episode of HBO’s “The Fight Game with Jim Lampley.”
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn that Bob Arum and Oscar De La Hoya will both be featured on HBO’s “The Fight Game with Jim Lampley” tonight.
While promoting the Mayweather-Maidana rematch in Las Vegas, Oscar De La Hoya spoke about his efforts to thaw the cold war with Top Rank, making fights the fans want, Canelo Alvarez’s next bout, working with Al Haymon, and Golden Boy’s arbitration with Richard Schaefer.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn that amid the mayhem on Saturday, the city of Las Vegas, Clark County and the state of Nevada will honor Oscar De La Hoya.
Many in the boxing industry believed that former Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer “built” the company into one of the top major promotional firms. However, company president Oscar De La Hoya wants it to be known that it was more than Schaefer.
Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya spoke to RingTV’s Bill Emes about making the Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev fight, mending fences with HBO, which will air the light heavyweight unification bout on Nov. 8, and his company’s relationship with Showtime.
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.
Onetime-allies turned rivals, promoters Oscar De La Hoya and Bob Arum will meet next week to discuss ending the rift between Golden Boy and Top Rank, with both eager to see a matchup between Manny Pacquiao and Danny Garcia.