Boxing: Oscar De La Hoya looking for new TV deal for Mexican superstar Canelo…

first_imgAdvertisementBack in 2014, Canelo Alvarez left Showtime to return to HBO after signing an exclusive multi-fight contract. Now it has been revealed by Golden Boy CEO Oscar De La Hoya and promoter of Canelo Alvarez, that the rematch with Gennady Golovkin is last fight under HBO’s contract and he is looking for a new TV deal for his star boxer.Canelo has had six-fight with HBO till now with five of them being on Pay-Per-View. Canelo with HBO has had a decent run on HBO. His first PPV fight under HBO was against Puerto Rican legend Miguel Cotto, which was a successful fight on box office having sold 900,000 buys. His next two fights were against Amir Khan and Liam Smith which sold around 600,000 and 350,000 PPV buys respectively.It was the Chavez Jr fight which proved to be a breakthrough fight for him and the first fight as the A-side which cracked over a million buys. ESPN estimates that it sold around 1.2 Million buys and his next fight was against his arch-rival Gennady Golovkin which sold around 1.3 Million buys and is the biggest PPV buys generated by Canelo as the A-side.Leading up to the rematch against Golovkin, the fight is expected to break PPV records set by the first fight and it comes with a hefty PPV price of $84.95 to watch it on HD.However, HBO has been on a decline recently and it looks like they are not committed to boxing anymore.In an interview to LA times, Oscar De La Hoya said:“It makes me wonder if HBO even wants to be in boxing. … Given the circumstances that boxing is in line at this moment, with ESPN, DAZN and the fact that Fox television has paid millions and Showtime’s doing many things, it’s going to be very interesting for us and Canelo to see what HBO can do to keep him.”HBO has been a boxing powerhouse for a long time having produced superstars like Julio Cesar Chavez Sr, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto etc.Also Read-Boxing: Canelo vs GGG 2 gets a solid undercard fight Advertisementlast_img read more

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Origin of the New Years kissOrigin of the New Years kiss

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Tradition and superstition aside, don’t waste your New Year’s kiss. It is one of our most life-affirming pleasures and only comes around so many times. Tonight, use it as an excuse to grab hold of someone you love, someone you’ve had a crush on for ages, or someone who is standing by the drinks table with nice lips.Throw some confetti in the air, grab them round the waist, lean them back and kiss them with everything you’ve got.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Where did the tradition of kissing on New Year’s come from? Historians date this practice back to the Ancient Romans who would throw a big party every New Year’s Eve called the Festival of Saturnalia, where they would kiss and generally debauch one another as much as possible.Later on, the English and Germans would celebrate by kissing the first person they met when the bells rang twelve o’clock. Europeans have also traditionally held masked balls on New Year’s Eve for hundreds of years. In these traditions, the mask symbolises evil spirits from the old year and the kiss (after removing the mask) is an act of purification.There is also a superstitious element to it… Supposedly kissing those closest to you at the stroke of midnight will strengthen the bonds of your relationship in the year to come.last_img read more

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