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HOPKINS GOING FOR GLORY

HOPKINS GOING FOR GLORY

Posted on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 12:27 pm.

You might say many things about Bernard Hopkins but not being smart is not one of them.  The forty-nine-year old has had many incarnations in his life and in his twenty-six year old boxing career.  Ex-con, fighter, promoter, unified world champion, “Executioner” and “Alien” have been some of the titles that Hopkins has walked this :READ MORE…

DE LA HOYA AND CANELO DODGE A BULLET

DE LA HOYA AND CANELO DODGE A BULLET

Posted on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 4:51 am.

After all the recent hoopla to announce Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s move back to HBO, including a day long field trip at the New York offices of the influential network by the Mexican star and his chaperone Oscar De La Hoya, the air was let out of the balloon this past Monday when it was announced :READ MORE…

JOSHUA CLOTTEY: NEXT MAN UP?

JOSHUA CLOTTEY: NEXT MAN UP?

Posted on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 3:36 pm.

During a day long visit earlier this week in the New York offices of HBO, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya as well as the golden goose himself, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, announced what everybody in the boxing world already knew, who his next opponent is.  Despite names like James “Mandingo Warrior” and Demetrius :READ MORE…

HBO, GOLDEN BOY AND CANELO BACK IN BUSINESS

HBO, GOLDEN BOY AND CANELO BACK IN BUSINESS

Posted on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 7:54 am.

Last week an important and somewhat surprising announcement was made by Golden Boy Promotions’ founder and now CEO Oscar De La Hoya.  In his statement to the press from the Los Angeles offices of his company De La Hoya announced that Golden Boy’s star fighter, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, will be returning the airwaves of the :READ MORE…

WHAT TRICKS DOES MAYWEATHER HAS UP HIS SLEEVE?

WHAT TRICKS DOES MAYWEATHER HAS UP HIS SLEEVE?

Posted on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at 5:39 am.

It seemed as if the Golden Boy Promotions internal split between Richard Schaeffer and Oscar De La Hoya finally nudged Floyd Mayweather Jr to get his outfit, Mayweather Promotions, off the ground and do something.  Unlike his hip-hop record label Philty Rich Records that has been dormant since its inception, Mayweather Promotions with its Leonard :READ MORE…

ROBBERY AT THE MGM GRAND, WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

ROBBERY AT THE MGM GRAND, WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 9:03 pm.

Despite a crime was committed in front of over fourteen thousand fight fans at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, this past Saturday night, no culprits were arrested.  Nobody knew who was the guilty one, whether it was New Mexico judge Levi Martinez or something more sinister that leads all the way up :READ MORE…

IS THERE A FIGHT THIS SATURDAY NIGHT?

IS THERE A FIGHT THIS SATURDAY NIGHT?

Posted on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 9:27 pm.

With all the excitement of the most watched World Cup in history, it is easy to forget that this Saturday the biggest Mexican star of the moment will climb into the ring for the second time this year.  Former WBA and WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will face Erislandy “American Dream” Lara in :READ MORE…

QUALITY CONTROL WENT WITH SCHAEFFER?

QUALITY CONTROL WENT WITH SCHAEFFER?

Posted on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at 9:09 am.

A very telling fight card has just been announced for Saturday, August 9th, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.  Golden Boy Promotions, now led by its founder Oscar De La Hoya, is presenting a tripleheader that will be broadcast live by Showtime.  Originally believed that newly crowned IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter would :READ MORE…

HAYMON LOOKING TO MAKE A MOVE

HAYMON LOOKING TO MAKE A MOVE

Posted on Friday, June 20th, 2014 at 9:27 pm.

The biggest mystery in boxing right now is which of the Al Haymon-signed fighters will continue with Golden Boy Promotions after Richard Schaefer, the former CEO of the company for over ten years, ceremoniously left his post a few weeks ago.  With nearly a hundred member client list which keeps growing by the day, the :READ MORE…

DEAD IN THE WATER

DEAD IN THE WATER

Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 5:52 am.

Manny Pacquiao pretty much put the last nail in the coffin of any hope for a possible fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr by finally making good of a threat to signing a contract extension with his current promoter Top Rank helmed by octogenarian Bob Arum.  It was announced earlier this week that Pacquiao will fight :READ MORE…