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HBO severs ties with Golden Boy

Updated: March 20, 2013, 7:00 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

HBO, the leader in televised boxing in the United States for decades, on Monday made the stunning announcement that it was severing ties for the foreseeable future with Golden Boy Promotions, the company with the deepest stable of talent in the sport and a company the network helped put in business in the early 2000s.

That means fighters such as light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins, who broke his own record as the oldest fighter at 48 to win a world title last week on HBO, lightweight ...

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