- Golden Boy Promotions
Golden Boy Promotions, Inc. is a
combat sportpromotional firm started by former boxingworld champion in six weight divisions, Oscar De La Hoya, (whose nickname is "The Golden Boy"). Los Angeles-based Golden Boy Promotions was established in 2001 by Oscar De La Hoya, the first Hispanic to own a national boxing promotional company. In 2006, their fifth year of promoting, Golden Boy Promotions broke a record by selling over 2 million in pay-per-views. Golden Boy Promotions is also one of boxing’s most active and respected promoters, presenting shows in packed venues around the United States on networks such as HBO, HBO Latino, Showtime, Telefutura, ESPN. Golden Boy Enterprises has a diverse portfolio of investments including ownership in several Spanish-language newspapers in major markets throughout the U.S., and select investments in a number of consumer products. The company continues to seek additional business investments and opportunities that fit with its mission. Golden Boy Enterprises also holds a majority interest in Golden Boy Promotions. The company holds a 25% interest in the Houston Dynamosoccer team. [ [http://www.goldenboypartners.com/RSC/MultiHousing_Pro.pdf :: Golden Boy Promotions Inc. :: ] ] .
Many of the world's most famous boxers are promoted by Golden Boy, including:
Librado Andrade Jorge Barrios Rey Bautista Joel Casamayor Oscar De La Hoya Juan Diaz Jhonny Gonzalez Joan Guzman Ricky Hatton Bernard Hopkins Rocky Juarez Michael Katsidis Abner Mares Juan Manuel Marquez Shane Mosley Kassim Ouma Gerry Penalosa Israel Vazquez Winky Wright Manny Pacquiao- Has sharing rights with Top Rank, Pacquiao's main promoter. Shane Mosley Hugo Cazares Daud Yordan Victor Ortiz Jordan Telfor- New Boxer Not Pro Yet
Promoting the biggest boxing match in history
Golden Boy promoted the
May 5, 2007"super fight" between De La Hoya and still undefeated Floyd Mayweatherat the MGM Grandin Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather won the bout by a split decision. The fight appears to have been one of the most lucrative in the history of the sport. [ [http://www.goldenboypromotions.com/media/2006/dec/5.5.07_0scar_banner.htm :: Golden Boy Promotions Inc. :: ] ]
Mixed Martial Arts promotion with Affliction
Golden Boy Promotions and
Affliction Clothingstarted a mixed martial artspromotion that has been extremely aggressive in pursuing free agents. It has been rumored that their new promotion has already worked out deals with Aleksander Emelianenko, Matt Lindland, and Ben Rothwell, as well as pursuing Andrei Arlovski, Josh Barnett, Fedor Emelianenko, and a tv deal with HBO. [ [http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2008/03/19/exclusive-ben-rothwell-considering-offer-from-new-golden-boy-and-affliction-fight-promotion/ Five Ounces of Pain | Exclusive: Ben Rothwell considering offer from new Golden Boy and Affliction fight promotion ] ]
In 2005, Golden Boy Enterprises announced the formation of Golden Boy Partners, a company focused on urban development in Latino communities [ [http://www.goldenboypromotions.com/media/2005/april/goldenboy_partners.html :: Golden Boy Promotions Inc. :: ] ] .
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