No more HBO for Broner, Hopkins and the Golden Boy stable
Home Box Office or HBO, have decided to call time on their relationship with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions after working together for more than a decade.
News began circulating early on Monday, which has now been confirmed, and now means that De La Hoya and his CEO Richard Schaefer are in search of a new home for their glittering stable of world-class fighters.
The likes of superstar in the making Adrien Broner, newly-crowned IBF light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins and Saul Alvarez could now be set for a switch to rivals Showtime, who have already snapped up the rights to ‘Canelo’ v Austin Trout in April.
Pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather has already made the move to HBO’s main competitors after announcing a huge six-fight deal with Showtime and the smart money would now be on the rest of Golden Boy following suit.
Golden Boy have amassed an array of the biggest and best talent in boxing since their formation in a blaze of publicity in 2002 and should have no trouble in agreeing a new deal in the immediate future.