Today HBO Sports, along with Golden Boy Promotions, announced that Mexcian boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez is moving back to HBO with a long-term deal that will enable the thriving young star to showcase his talents across the network.
Per HBO and Golden Boy Promotions:
“For all of my career, I have wanted to fight on HBO for one main reason–I believe it will allow more of my fans to see me in action,” said Álvarez (44-1-1, 31KOs). “Today marks a huge milestone for me, and I look forward to a long and successful partnership with HBO.”
“Everyone at HBO is excited to welcome back Canelo Álvarez to the HBO family, and we can't wait to re-introduce him to our subscribers,” said Ken Hershman, president of HBO Sports. “At only 24-years-old, Canelo has already established himself as one of the boxing world’s brightest stars, and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship as we embark on this new chapter together. We are delighted to partner with Oscar de la Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions in presenting Canelo's fights and events on our various platforms.”
Canelo has previously fought seven times on HBO platforms in his pro career; three times on the HBO Boxing After Dark series in 2011 against Kermit Cintron, Matthew Hatton and Ryan Rhodes, and four on the HBO Pay-Per-View platform versus Jose Miguel Cotto (2010), Carlos “Tata” Baldomir (2010), Alfonso Gomez (2011) and Sugar Shane Mosley (2012).
With his only loss coming against Floyd Mayweather in the highest grossing bout in history, Canelo is excited to once again hold a championship belt, and with his new agreement in place with HBO, Canelo looks to have taken a major step in his quest to making that goal a reality.