HBO To Pull Hopkins Date?
The WBC purse bid for the Bernard Hopkins-Howard Eastman middleweight championship fight will take place on Tuesday December 20 in Mexico City. After weeks of promotional confusion that had Eastman in danger of losing his shot at Hopkins, Hennesy Sports has emerged as his promoter. In related news, there have been rumors circulating throughout insider circles that HBO, to avoid any potential lawsuits, may drop Hopkins' February 19 date due to Don King Production's pending litagation over his promotional rights. If HBO were to drop the date, it would have a drastically negative effect on the amount of the winning bid for Hopkins-Eastman. Boxingtalk.com will continue to keep you updated. Remember where you heard it first! (12:00 AM ET)