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Lemieux and N’Dam quotes

Oscar De La Hoya:

Thank you very much, everyone. To all the media who is participating, we are extremely, extremely excited to announce today, an upcoming fight on June 20th live from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada: Lemieux vs. N’Dam. They will be fighting for the IBF vacant Middleweight World Title, and we are extremely proud to announce that this event is being presented by Eye of the Tiger Management and Golden Boy Promotions in association with Evenko. Continue reading

Golden Boy Live! Hits the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia for an Action-Packed Night of Boxing on June 30

LOS ANGELES (May 22) – Golden Boy Live! on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes returns to Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, on Tuesday, June 30 for a special night of boxing from the 2300Arena. In the main event, current USNBC Light Heavyweight Champion Vyacheslav “Lion Heart – Chingonskyy” Shabranskyy (13-0, 11 KOs) of Los Angeles is scheduled for a 10-round light heavyweight bout. In the co-main event, east coast undefeated rising star, D’Mitrius Ballard (9-0, 8 KOs) of Washington D.C., will fight in an eight-round light heavyweight matchup. Opening up the telecast Lamont Roach Jr. (7-0, 3 KOs) will face Christian Santibanez (3-4, 2 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas in a six-round lightweight event. Continue reading

Steve Claggett and Alan Sanchez to Battle for IBA Americas Welterweight Title in Salinas on June 26

SALINAS, CALIF. (May 21, 2015) Shining a light on homegrown talent, Golden Boy Live! on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes will bring a thrilling night of boxing featuring top local prospects set to hit the Salinas Storm House on June 26. In the main event, Fairfield standout Alan Sanchez (15-3-1, 8 KOs) will battle Canadian welterweight titlist Steve Claggett (21-3-1, 14 KOs) for the vacant IBA Americas Welterweight title in a 10-round bout. Continue reading

Eric Hunter and Abraham Lopez Reflect on Memorial Day Ahead of May 22 Fight at Fantasy Springs

) Golden Boy Promotions fighters Eric “The Outlaw” Hunter (20-3, 10 KOs), Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez (17-0-1, 12 KOs) and Joet Gonzalez (10-0, 4 KOs), who are preparing to battle in the ring this Friday, May 22 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., found time to reflect on what Memorial Day means to them and give thanks to the brave veterans and active-duty servicemen and women in the four U.S. military branches. Continue reading

Jorge Linares vs. Kevin Mitchell on May 30th

LOS ANGELES (May 19, 2015) Back on top of the boxing world after winning his third division world championship last December, Venezuela’s Jorge “El Niño De Oro” Linares will travel to London, England to defend his WBC Lightweight title for the first time against top British contender “Mighty” Kevin Mitchell at The O2, live on Sky Sports Box Office on Saturday, May 30. The WBC Lightweight World Championship is presented by Matchroom Boxing and Golden Boy Promotions in association with Akihiko Honda’s Teiken Boxing Gym and will be featured on the televised undercard of Kell Brook vs. Frankie Gavin. Continue reading

June 4 Main Event Features Jayson Velez and Daniel Ramirez at The Belasco Theater in DTLA

LOS ANGELES (May 14) – After another sellout crowd at the May 7 installment of LA FIGHT CLUB, boxing’s popular new series on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes is back and heating up as summer approaches. On Thursday, June 4, The Belasco Theater will once again host another sizzling edition as undefeated top prospect Jayson Velez (22-0-1, 16 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico will battle it out against Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico’s Daniel “Huracan” Ramirez (11-1, 5 KOs), in hopes of continuing his winning streak in a 10-round featherweight bout. Velez and Ramirez replace the previously announced Ronny Rios who had to withdraw due to injury. Continue reading

Eric Hunter to face Antonio Escalante in main event on May 22 at Fantasy Springs for Golden Boy Live! Series

LOS ANGELES (May 13, 2015) Philadelphia’s Eric “The Outlaw” Hunter (19-3, 9 KOs) is set to kick-off Memorial Day Weekend when he faces seasoned contender Antonio Escalante (29-7, 20 KOs) of El Paso, Texas on Friday, May 22 in a 10-round super welterweight bout as the main event for Golden Boy Live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Continue reading

Canelo vs. Kirkland DELIVERS TOP PERFORMING FIGHT on HBO World Championship Boxing ® SINCE 2006

LOS ANGELES (May 12) – After an electrifying night at Minute Maid Park in Houston where more than 31,000 fans gathered to watch live on May 9, Canelo vs. Kirkland brought in a stunning number of viewers on HBO World Championship Boxing (WCB) with an average viewership of 2,146,000 for the live, first-time airing on HBO and peaked at 2,296,000 viewers. Canelo vs. Kirkland is the top-performing bout on HBO’s flagship boxing platform since the Antonio Tarver-Bernard Hopkins light heavyweight title battle delivered 2,460,000 viewers in 2006. This also marked the Mexican superstar’s first appearance as a headliner on the HBO WCB platform. Continue reading

Canelo smashes Kirkland in highlight reel KO

– In front of more than 31,000 raucous fans Minute Maid Park in Houston, super welterweight sensation Mexico’s Canelo Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) knocked out Texas’ James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (32-2, 28 KOs) with a thunderous right hand in the middle of the third-round, capping a sensational performance that saw the 24-year-old drop Kirkland in the first and deliver a number of huge shots before the eventual end of the fight. The fight was broadcast live on HBO World Championship Boxing®.

“This was one of the best knockouts of my career,” Canelo Alvarez said following the fight. “He came out with a little bit of a different style than I was expecting, but I was able to adjust and get the knockout. I knew he was strong fighter but he surprised me with his aggressiveness in the first and second round. I fight for the fans, and I’ll fight anyone, anywhere, anytime.” Alvarez connected on an astounding 60 percent of his power shots, landing 79 of them inside of three rounds. Continue reading

Manuel Avila shuts out Erik Ruiz, De La Hoya and Negrete win

The third installment of Golden Boy Promotions’ LA FIGHT CLUB on May 7, delivered yet another electric night of fights in front of a sold-out crowd of boxing fans at the historic Belasco Theater. Live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes fans were not disappointed by Golden Boy’s stable of skilled figthers, proving that the future of boxing is well in hand. Continue reading

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