Canelo Alvarez signs deal with HBO

September 24, 2014

Boxer Canelo Alvarez has signed a muli-fight deal with HBO which will begin on December 6th or December 13th on the network.  The deal is a major move in the world of boxing as Alvarez, considered the future of boxing, and a Golden Boy promoted fighter has joined the network dominated by fighters promoted by Top Rank.

Either date for the Alvarez fight will compete with UFC shows on the same dates.  UFC 181 will feature the newly revamped main event of Johny Hendricks-Robbie Lawler on December 6th and the following Saturday will be the UFC on Fox show on the network.

The LA Times reports that the fight could take place in either Houston’s Minute Maid Park or Reliant Stadium.

Payout Perspective:

The move follows a different path for Golden Boy as Oscar de la Hoya has retaken the helm of the promotion.  Earlier this year, Bernard Hopkins decided to take a fight with HBO fighter Sergey Kovalev over Showtime’s Adonis Stevenson.  Kovalev’s promoters had sued Stevenson, his manager, Al Haymon and Golden Boy as they claim Stevenson had backed out of a potential fight.  Alvarez heading to HBO is good news for HBO as it gets one of the most popular fighters in the sport.  One may argue that Alvarez was one of the main reasons that his fight with Floyd Mayweather set attendance and PPV records.

8 Responses to “Canelo Alvarez signs deal with HBO”

  1. Diego on September 25th, 2014 4:16 AM

    It’s refreshing to see a promotion that is willing to go to different networks and co-promote. I fully support Oscar and the direction he is taking Golden Boy. We’ll see where it all leads, but the Hopkins-Kovalev fight was a great first step, and now they are following it up with this.

  2. Pink Pig on September 25th, 2014 6:05 PM

    For the morons stating once Mayweather and Pacquiao are gone boxing will lose their million ppv draws… Cotto-Canelo bitches!

  3. saldathief on September 25th, 2014 6:18 PM

    Boxing is a business and the UFC is a failing dictatorship bahahaha

  4. d on September 26th, 2014 6:53 AM

    For the idiots that think boxing won’t take a catastrophic hit on ppv buys once their only two major ppv draws retire shortly…….shitty buyrate bitches!!

  5. d on September 26th, 2014 6:55 AM

    Sal is too gay on Arum to realize it is arguably the most corrupt business in existence with lawsuits flying left and right against promoters, fighters, etc. It is a disorganized mess that can’t get its act together which is why they lost the market share to MMA.

  6. Saldathief on September 26th, 2014 9:13 AM

    Yes Boxing is one of th most corrupt business in the world! Always has been always will, what’s your point D? What does that have to do with anything? Its not going to save the UFC or mm, so once again you are talking out your ass. Boxing is here to saty, has been for 100 years. Just because you are a paid ufc fan, and not a fight fan, you cant grasp the reality of it all. Will boxing lose ppv? yes it could of course, will it go away? NO! ask your stupid self this one question? How did the uFC blow their entire ppv business in literally one year? It wasnt a slow decline it was a fast one. here is something to google boxing has had major stars and draws every decade for the last 100 years. the UFC has a lot of work to do if they are going to stay around.

  7. Saldathief on September 26th, 2014 9:14 AM

    The ufc cant even make a deal in the state of NY which is one of the most corrupt state in the USA they cant even make it happen that tells me shit business men!!!!

  8. d on September 27th, 2014 9:15 PM

    Sal you have autism if you think the ufc’s ppv business is done. When they 2 big ppvs in the first 2 months of 2015, you’ll come up with some other gay excuse as to why you were dead wrong.

    Nice try fag.

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