ESPN & Golden Boy Announce Global Multi-year Fight Series

ESPN and Golden Boy Promotions today announced a multi-year, international agreement for a series of fights to be televised live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. The first fight, from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, is March 23. Fighters on the card will be announced soon. “We are excited to announce this new agreement with Golden Boy Promotions, one of the world’s top promoters,” said Burke Magnus, executive vice president, programming and scheduling at ESPN. “ESPN and ESPN Deportes look forward to featuring a new series of exciting world-class matches, along with a deep and wide variety of studio and digital content, in this multi-year, exclusive live-fight package. In the first year of the…

Canelo Opts To Vacate WBC Middleweight Title, GGG Talks Continue

If you were waiting for the super fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, you’ll have to wait longer. On Tuesday Golden Boy Promotions released a statement on behalf of Canelo Alvarez stating he will vacate the middleweight title but will remain in negotiations with Gennady Golovkin for a future fight date. After much consideration, today, I instructed my team at Golden Boy Promotions to continue negotiating a fight with Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin and to finalize a deal as quickly as possible.  I also informed the WBC that I will vacate its title. For the entirety of my career, I have taken the fights that no one wanted because I fear no man. Never has…

Lucas Matthysse LA Media Workout Video/Photos

CARSON, CA – Looking poised, happy, and relaxed, Lucas Matthysse held court for the Los Angeles based media ahead of Saturday night’s title clash with Viktor Postol for the vacant WBC super lightweight title. Engaging in a light workout, along with undercard participants Humberto Soto and Mercito Gesta, at The Rock gym in Carson, the Argentine Machine aka ‘La Machina’ looks to take ownership of the coveted green belt. Also on hand for the festivities promoter Oscar De La Hoya who, like the fans, is looking forward to a night filled with action and excitement. Speaking to the media, he foresees the winner facing Manny Pacquiao somewhere down the line. Oscar De La Hoya Lucas Matthysse…

Tureano Johnson Signs With Golden Boy Promotions

2008 U.S. OLYMPIAN AND HEAVY HITTING MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION TUREANO JOHNSON SIGNS WITH GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS   LOS ANGELES (August 13, 2015) – WBA International Middleweight and WBC Silver Middleweight Titlist standout Tureano Johnson (18-1, 13 KOs) of Nassau in the Bahamas, has signed on with Golden Boy Promotions to help him on the road to becoming one of the new kings of the hot middleweight division.  Joining an exceptional stable of middleweight fighters at Golden Boy Promotions including Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez and IBF Middleweight World Champion David Lemieux, Johnson has shown himself as a fierce competitor racking up an impressive 18 victories with only one loss, a controversial tenth round stoppage against Curtis Stevens in 2014….

Golden Boy To Air Fights On Estrella TV

LOS ANGELES (July 27, 2015)  Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions today announced that it has signed a three-year deal with Estrella TV, one of the fastest-growing Spanish-language television networks in the U.S., to broadcast two boxing cards live every month on its network across the country, including the popular new series LA FIGHT CLUB.   Estrella TV will air its first fight under the deal with Golden Boy Promotions on Friday, September 4. Additional fight cards and broadcast dates will be announced soon.   “Estrella TV is one of the top-rated networks across the U.S. among Hispanic audiences so it was an easy decision to partner with them in bringing live, exciting boxing matches to their viewers across America,”…

Team N’Dam Objects To Canadian Officials For Title Fight

L-R) – Hassan N’Dam & Gary Hyde CORK, Ireland (June 10, 2015) – Gary Hyde, manager of International Boxing Federation (IBF) No. 1-ranked, mandatory middleweight contender Hassan N’Dam (31-1, 18 KOs), has objected to two officials named to work the June 20th IBF world middleweight title fight between N’Dam and David Lemieux (33-2, 31 KOs) at the famed Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. Cameroon-native N’Dam, promoted by King Sports, is a former World Boxing Organization (WBO) 160-pound division world champion. The IBF No. 4-ranked Lemieux was born and lives in Montreal, Quebec. “On June 2nd,” Hyde explained, “I learned who the officials were for the June 20th fight at the Bell Centre. I contacted the IBF and objected to two officials who are from Montreal,…

ND’am vs. Lemieux Still Being Shopped For US Broadcast

BOXING NEWS – On Tuesday’s call to discuss the June 20th match-up between Hassan N’Dam and David Lemieux for the vacant IBF middleweight title, Golden Boy Chief Oscar De La Hoya informed the media that no US TV broadcast rights have been secured at the current time but he was optimistic and expecting to make an announcement next week. The fight, however, will be shown on Canadian PPV. “I’ve been talking to various networks in the US to carry the fight,” said De La Hoya. “We will have announcement soon. It will be on US TV.” N’Dam’s previous bout against Stevens aired on ESPN 2 while Lemieux fought Gabe Rosado on HBO. Possible options for…

Canelo Alvarez San Diego Media Workout

SAN DIEGO (April 20) – Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) today hosted a media workout at the House of Boxing in San Diego in advance of his fight against Texas titan James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) on  May 9at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas and telecast live on  HBO World Championship Boxing ®.     Oscar De La Hoya, President and Founder of Golden Boy Promotions, Canelo Alvarez’ manager and co-trainer, Chepo Reynoso and head trainer Eddy Reynoso were all on hand for today’s media day. Below is what Team Canelo had to say:   Canelo Alvarez, Former WBC and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion:    “I feel very happy. I am ready to fight tomorrow if needed. I feel excited that the fight is around the corner.  …

Matthysse Powers Up To Defeat Provodnikov By MD

VERONA, NY — In a hellacious display of accuracy, power and sheer brute force, Lucas Matthysse reminded those watching why he’s called ‘The Machine’. In front of a capacity crowd in Verona, New York, Matthysse defeated ‘The Siberian Rocky’ Ruslan Provodnikov by majority decision. Although the scrap was thrilling to watch, it lacked a certain oomph to propel it into the ‘fight of the year candidate’ discussions that proceeded it’s culmination. But make no mistake it was an action filled battle that left watchers entertained all the same. Matthysse controlled the early rounds by using his superior boxing skills and longer reach. Keeping Provodnikov at a measured distance with a surgically accurate jab, the Machine connected at…

James Kirkland San Antonio Media Workout

SAN ANTONIO (April 8) – Texas knockout artist James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) today hosted a media workout in San Antonio in advance of his face-off against Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) on May 9 at Minute Maid Park in Houston live on HBO World Championship Boxing ®.  In attendance were James Kirkland’s trainers, Bay Bay McClinton and Rick Morones and Leija*Battah Promotions’ Mike Battah in addition to Texas boxing legend Jesse James Leija.   Texas fighters featured in the non-televised undercard for May 9 were also at today’s media workout including James Leija Jr., the son of Texas Boxing Legend Jesse James Leija; Austin’s Curtis Meeks (9-1-2, 3 KOs), San Antonio’s Cresencio Ramos (2-0, 1 KO), Cut and Shoot, Texas’s light heavyweight Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez (23-3, 18 KOs), Houston lightweight Antonio Capulin (14-0, 6…