Advertisement
Advertisement

Hopkins Hopes HBO/Golden Boy Rebuild Past Relationship

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

Back on March 9th of 2013, Bernard Hopkins became the last fighter promoted by Golden Boy Promotions to appear in action on HBO.

Not too long after that, the network made a company decision to cut their business ties with Golden Boy. HBO had become frustrated with former Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer and influential adviser Al Haymon, who manages/advises the majority of Golden Boy's stable.

According to sources in the company, HBO was tired of building up Golden Boy fighters who were then jumping over, one by one, to rival network Showtime.

After Schaefer parted ways with Golden Boy in June, most saw his departure as the first step to a possible renewed relationship between Golden Boy and HBO.

On November 8th, Hopkins becomes the first Golden Boy fighter to return to HBO, when he faces WBO champion Sergey Kovalev in a highly anticipated unification.

Besides being one of their star fighters, Hopkins is also a partner and has an ownership stake in Golden Boy. He hopes the fight with Kovalev will jump start the rebuilding process of the once strong relationship between Golden Boy and HBO.

"How surreal and what better person to be in a situation to be [in] as the last fighter who was on HBO, promoted by Golden Boy, and now that we're dating again, and hopefully it becomes a full blown relationship and then marriage and then kids. Who would could ever script this," Hopkins said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by djt117 on 08-05-2014

[QUOTE=dc3383;14826708]You really think they are going to be able prove that lol; that might have had a case but theose same fighters are still fighting on GBP cards without being signed long term. So why would judge find Schaefer liable…

Comment by dc3383 on 08-05-2014

[QUOTE=Weebler I;14826821]It all depends how the money was channelled and whether Schaefer was acting the requisite of standard of care during his time with the company (the standard is high for a person in his position of trust and confidence).…

Comment by Bardock on 08-05-2014

[QUOTE=Inkanyamba;14825400]Not liking this idea. It was HBO who completely shut down all Al Haymon fighters from their network. That's the tall tale sign of a bigot running the network/company.[/QUOTE] LMAO dude how long are you going to last on NSB?…

Comment by Weebler I on 08-05-2014

[QUOTE=dc3383;14826785]Haymon is payed to be there advisor ofcourse he's getting paid and at a rate lower than a promoters fee. Other than Mayweather none of his clients get huge purses. If Oscar would have came out and said no Haymon…

Comment by dc3383 on 08-05-2014

[QUOTE=Weebler I;14826735]I think part about the money going to Haymon could easily be proved if it's true. Schaefer could incur personal (financial) liability given his fiduciary duties. All speculation at this point however.[/QUOTE] Haymon is payed to be there advisor…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (20)
Top Headlines Thurman Will Focus on Danny Garcia's WBC Belt After Porter Hearn: Brook vs. Vargas Possible, Peterson Still in The Running Frank Warren on Hughie Fury-Fred Kassi, Liverpool's Big Win Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather-Garcia, Golovkin-Canelo, More James DeGale is Eager To End The Callum Smith Hype Train Canelo's Coach Rejects Claim That Khan's Chin is Poor: It's a Myth! Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto II: Pre-Fight Report Card Lipinets: Me and Ortiz Went To War in Camp, He'll Beat Berto Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Now Battle Over - Mike Tyson Canelo's Coach: Golovkin Has Beaten Nobody, Lower Level Foes! Casimero Vows To Get Revenge on Amnat Ruenroeng on May 25 Dirrell Brothers, Jonathan Guzman Win Big In Atlantic City Orlando Salido Reacts To Francisco Vargas' Positive Drug Test Pano Tiatia, Other Dunkin Fighters Set For Action on Victory Card Beibut Shumenov Files Protest Against Dorticos-Kalenga WBA Clash Marquez Pleads With Canelo, De La Hoya To Make Golovkin Fight Povetkin: Wilder's 'Klitschko Tactics' Won't Work, Maybe He's Nervous Photos: Victor Ortiz, Andre Berto Try To Intimidate Each Other Photos/Weights: Pedro Campa vs. Jose Alfaro, More Hearn Explains Rift With DeGale, Situation With Haymon - Video Video: Victor Ortiz, Andre Berto Tense Face To Face at Weighin Lolenga Mock Outscores David Becarra Over Ten Rounds Callum Smith Hits Washington To Scout Badou Jack-Lucian Bute Fury Just Wants To Be Left Alone To Enjoy a Chicken Sandwich Francisco Vargas Granted Temporary License, Must Submit To Additional Testing Vasyl Lomachenko: Nicholas Walters Kept Making Excuses Rances Barthelemy-Mickey Bey Tops PBC on Spike, June 3 Photos: Badou Jack, James DeGale, Bute, Medina Ready To Fight Photos: Manny Pacquiao Hits The Campaign Trail in Senate Bid News: Marquis Moore; Orlando Del Valle; Dashon Johnson Video: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Make Weight For Battle All Fighters Make Weight For Showtime Double In D.C. Khan: Beating Canelo Would Be Monumental For British Boxing DeGale: I Told Badou Jack 'You're Next, Green Belt is Coming To UK' Bellew vs. Makabu Title Clash Officially Unveiled Weights From London: Fury 231, Kassi 233 Carl Frampton Relinquishes IBF 122-Pound Crown Kovalev's Promoter Details How Chilemba/Russia Deal Came About Andre Dirrell 'Definitely' Would Go To England For DeGale Rematch Porter: Thurman Doesn't Work on The Inside, Smarter Fighter Wins
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement