Scores were up considerably, the future schedule is packed and there are establishing stars galore, however none of that might stop Ken Hershman on Friday from revealing his resignation, effective at the end of the year, as president of HBO Sports.
Hershman was employed in 2011 and took over in 2012 to replace Ross Greenburg, who resigned under pressure.
No follower was called and Hershman declined to discuss his future. Scores are up considerably this year, and the May 9 bout between Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland in Houston garnered the largest rating on HBO Sports considering that Bernard Hopkins combated Antonio Tarver in 2006. Centerpiece in prime-time show are up 14 percent in 2015 year over year.