Oscar De La Hoya
Bernard Hopkins' move to HBO a 'Canelo' precursor?
Bernard Hopkins' move to HBO a 'Canelo' precursor?

Barring a stunning upset Saturday night, the extended HBO blackout of fighters connected to Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions is due to end in the fall. And with that, De La Hoya’s star fighter, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, could very well be back on the pay-per-view arm of the premium network by the first half of next year. In a deal first reported by SI.com, World Boxing Organization light-heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev will fight World Boxing Assn. and International Boxing Federation champion Bernard Hopkins of Golden Boy in early November, either in Atlantic City or New York. Kovalev-Hopkins becomes official should Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 knockouts) win...