Originally Posted by lester proctor
HBO dates >> whatever following a guy like PDL has. In terms of money, prestige, future opportunities...
And no doubt HBO is onboard the Gamboa train, he wasn't riding Lopez, much less Garcia's coattails. Of course, it's not something he cant screw up if he's dumb enough
At best for Top Rank it was a situation equivalent to the one they just had with Vanes where they had absolutely no idea what to do with a guy. TV dates are of course of paramount importance, but I think you're grossly overestimating HBO's interest in and commitment to Gamboa after Lopez went down, especially for a fight in the second half of 2011 when most of the year's budget was gone thanks to the Alexander-Bradley mess and other Greenburg decisions.