Mayweather-McGregor deals a crushing blow to Oscar De La Hoya and HBO

Mayweather-McGregor deals a crushing blow to Oscar De La Hoya and HBO
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Kevin Iole,Yahoo Sports

With one stroke of the pen on Wednesday, Floyd Mayweather and Showtime scored a triple play on arch-rival HBO. Mayweather signed to fight UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in a bout that figures to generate more than $500 million in gross revenue on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas.That deal, first reported by Yahoo Sports, was devastating to three separate HBO fights: Saturday’s light heavyweight title match between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas; the Aug. 26 super welterweight bout between Miguel Cotto and Yoshihiro Kamegai in Carson, Calif.; and the Sept. 16 mega-bout in Las Vegas between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin for the middleweight title.

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