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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…

ARREOLA GOES FOR HISTORY

ARREOLA GOES FOR HISTORY

Posted on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at 4:10 am.

For nearly half a century Mexico has been a major force in professional boxing.  The first Mexican on record to become a world champion was Jose Perez Flores, better known as Battling Saw.  Born in Nuevo, Laredo, Mexico, he became the lightweight world champion by defeating Johnny Jadick in 1933.  As a rule, Mexican and :READ MORE…

GOLDEN BOY INSUBORDINATION

GOLDEN BOY INSUBORDINATION

Posted on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 3:26 am.

As the cold war between Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank seems to be thawing, the civil war inside the Los Angeles-based promotional company owned by Oscar De La Hoya is heating up as the “Golden Boy” himself and his appointed CEO, Swiss banker Richard Schaefer, are not looking eye-to-eye on one major issue:  Whether :READ MORE…

TOP RANK’S ARUM MIGHT HAVE SCORED THE BEST SHOTS..

TOP RANK’S ARUM MIGHT HAVE SCORED THE BEST SHOTS..

Posted on Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 9:13 pm.

TOP RANK’S ARUM MIGHT HAVE SCORED THE BEST SHOTS OF THE WEEKEND Despite an olive branch being extended the last holiday season by Golden Boy Promotions’ Oscar De La Hoya towards Bob Arum of Top Rank, the octogenarian did not hesitate to shoots some stingers towards the MGM Casino in Las Vegas, pound for pound :READ MORE…