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Canelo vs. Lara rumored to have done 400K-425K; HBO says they can double

Canelo Alvarez Erislandy LaraBy D.A: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1 31 KOs) numbers are rumored to have went up by a little against southpaw Erislandy Lara. Canelo’s PPV numbers last time he fought against Angulo were 300-350K which were exceeding expectations according to former CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Richard Schaefer.

I know you guys are all gonna find this crazy but this actually came from HBO president Ken Hershman. Hershman stated if Canelo were to have a fight on HBO PPV, they could easily double those numbers and they aren’t afraid to release PPV numbers good or bad.

Obviously the man is firing shots at Showtime for not releasing some of their PPV numbers such as Mayweather vs Guerrero and Mayweather vs Maidana. HBO recently patched things up with Golden boy president Oscar De la Hoya and will televise a fight between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev in a unification bout November 8th, at a venue still to be determined.

Hopkins is under the Golden boy banner and also a shareholder of the company. Hopkins is the first Golden boy fighter to fight on HBO since HBO halted further business with Golden boy promotions and Al Haymon.

Since then, under former chief executive of Golden boy, Richard Schaefer, the fighters under Golden boy and Haymon have taken place on Showtime, HBO’s arch rival. It’s still under question if HBO will do business with adviser Al Haymon who manages and advises a good chunk of Golden boy’s roster of fighters. The reason it’s still under question is because Al Haymon has fighters such as Shawn Porter, Erislandy Lara and Robert Guerrero who fight under the Golden boy banner but are not actually signed to the company and HBO still might not wanna begin new relations with Haymon.

So Golden boy’s fighters may not all get to be on HBO again. But one who’s also rumored to be is Canelo. While Hershman stated they’d double his PPV numbers. There have been talks of Canelo fighting Cotto on HBO PPV on Cinco de Mayo to rival Mayweather vs whoever he decides to fight. That’s if Canelo isn’t signed to Showtime with exclusive television rights. Stephen Espinoza objected to Canelo fighting on HBO stating “Canelo and Bernard are totally different situations. Canelo is very special to us and we look forward to a long relationship with him.”

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