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Showtime boxing head displeased after 'Canelo' Alvarez signs with HBO
Showtime boxing head displeased after 'Canelo' Alvarez signs with HBO

Three weeks ago, the executive who runs Showtime’s boxing operation, Stephen Espinoza, said he received a proposal for a multifight, multiyear package to televise the bouts of popular Mexican fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. “We accepted it,” Espinoza said. “And [Alvarez promoter] Oscar [De La Hoya] said, ‘Canelo’s going to be here for several years and we’ll fly him up for a celebratory dinner [in New York].’ ” That meal will not be happening. On Tuesday, De La Hoya announced the 24-year-old Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 knockouts), who starred alongside Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the highest-grossing pay-per-view fight in history...

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