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CEO Richard Schaefer Agrees to Long-Term Golden Boy Promotions and Golden Boy Enterprises Contract Extension

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 11). . . Golden Boy Promotions and Golden Boy Enterprises announced today their Chief Executive Officer Richard Schaefer has agreed to a long-term contract extension with the companies that will ensure the continued success of the thriving sports and entertainment enterprise. Schaefer, along with company President Oscar de la Hoya, has been greatly responsible for growing the business into the leading boxing promotional company in the world.

Archuleta"I am thrilled to have Richard commit to a long-term contract extension with Golden Boy, as he is not only my trusted Chief Executive Officer but he is one of my closest friends," said President Oscar de la Hoya. "This is a very important day for the company and another, and very exciting, chapter in our storied path. We have achieved so much already and I can't wait to announce the many endeavors Richard and I have been working on over the past months to ensure our continued growth and success."

Schaefer was hired in 2000 by De La Hoya to run Golden Boy Enterprises. In 2003 he and De La Hoya formed Golden Boy Promotions with Schaefer being named CEO. Over the past ten years, the Los Angeles-based business has become a premier promotions company increasing their revenue and events base yearly.

"I am excited to extend my contract and look forward to working with the company for many years to come," said Schaefer. "Oscar is a visionary leader who has inspired millions as a fighter in the ring and now he is doing the same thing outside of the ring with his "yes we can" attitude. I am proud of him, our Golden Boy staff, our partners and shareholders and most importantly our fighters, who make the company what it is."

Under Schaefer's leadership, Golden Boy has grown from an upstart West Coast promoter to the most dominant promoter in the world today. Golden Boy's stable currently includes over 50 fighters, including 20 current and former world champions and many others ranked in the top 10 of their respective weight divisions.The Company was involved in an amazing 103 boxing promotions in 2011, which translates into an average of nearly two fights per week. Golden Boy regularly schedules its fights on nearly every major boxing network in the United States and Mexico, including HBO, Showtime, Fox Sports Net, Televisa, and Telefutura. Schaefer's efforts have also resulted in Golden Boy promoting some of the largest grossing boxing events in history, including De La Hoya vs. Mayweather (2007), De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao (2008), Margarito vs. Mosley (2009), Mayweather vs. Mosley (2010), Mayweather vs Ortiz (2011) and the upcoming Mayweather vs. Cotto bout set for Saturday, May 5.

De La Hoya vs. Mayweather broke all pay-per-view and box office records with 2.5 million buys and over $17 million in gate proceeds. Both records still hold today. Golden Boy's track record of signing young talent is unsurpassed, having signed ESPN.com's Prospect of the Year winners from 2007 through 2011. The results of these efforts can be seen in the Company's regular receipt of industry awards, including the Boxing Writers Association of America 2010 and 2011 Fight of the Year Awards.

Schaefer concluded, "Our success speaks for itself. Together we have built the company into a global promotions powerhouse and we will continue to make history every day. We have a great team of young, energetic and creative people working for and with us. I am looking forward to breaking new records together with them."

IABA UPDATE (BOY 1,2 & 3 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS)

April 11th

IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION

Three session of Boy 1 semi-finals and Boy 3 preliminaries were decided at the 2012 National Boy 1,2 & 3 Championships at Dublin's National Stadium today.

The Championships resume tomorrow with two sessions of Boy 2 semi-finals beginning at 10am and 2pm.

The Boy 1 finals will be held Friday night, preceded by the Boy 3 semi-finals.

The Boy 2 and Boy 3 finals will be decided on Saturday.

The weigh-in for Friday's Boy 1 finals will be held between 8.30am and 9.30am at the National Stadium.

Visits www.iaba.ie for reports, photographs, results and draws from the 2012 Championships.



2012 National Boy 1,2.3 Championships National Stadium Dublin

April 11th
Boy 3 Prelims

33kg: Hugh Nevin (Kilcullen) beat Sean Fryers (Immaculata) 8-7
36kg: John Delaney (Holy Trinity) beat Shane O’Neill (St Colmans) 11-8
36kg: Ben Robinson (Wexford CBS) beat Ronan Grant (Mourne All Blacks) 9-4
39kg: Calvin Turner (Ryston) beat Roger O’Donohue (St Francis) 10-9
39kg: Francie Stokes (Oakleaf) beat Conor Quinn (Clonard) 7-6
42kg: John Maughan (Westside) beat Carl McKernon (Clonard) 13-10
42kg: Oliver McCarthy (Brian Dillons) beat Aaron Daly (Castlebar) 13-3
44kg: Conor Ivers (Callan) beat Calum McClaron (Ardoyne) 8-8 c/b 23/22
44kg: Eugene McKeever (St Malachys) beat Roy Collins (Ardnaree) 5-2
46kg: Craig O’Connor (Kilnamanagh) beat Dean Clarke (Holy Family Drogheda) 11-9
48kg: Arthur McCarthy (Brian Dillons ) beat Patrick McCormack (Toome) 8-6
48kg: Aaron Harkin (Illies GG) beat Liam Gaynor (Kilnamanagh) 11-7
50kg: Alan White (St Brigids Ulster) beat Vlad Komarschunk (Wexford) 13-11
50kg: Martin A Collins (Ballina) beat Sean Heely (Glin) 9-0
50kg: Michael Nevin (Portlaoise) beat Cory Bradshaw (Braid) 13-1
52kg: Rhys Moran (Saviours Crystal) beat Neil Hughes (Oliver Plunkett) 11-2
54kg: James Keenan (Glen) beat Matthew Davis (Ardagh Cross) 10-4
54kg: Ryan McCarrigan (Clonard) beat Joseph Cadden (Castleblaney) 7-3
54kg: James McDonagh (Clann Naofa) beat Patrick Maughan (St Lukes) 17-7
57kg: Darragh Murray (South Meath) beat Anthony McDonagh (Trinity Boys) 8-2
60kg: Francis McDonagh (St Annes) beat Jimmy Ward (Cobra Ulster) 9-3
60kg: Kevin Keogh (Marble City) beat Charlie McDonagh (Dungarvan) 8-3
63kg: Danny Morris (Navan) beat Michael Coyle (Scorpion) RSC1
63kg: Conor Vint (Gilford) beat Jason Enright (Kilmallock) RSC1
63kg: Brian McDonagh (Ennis) beat James Geoghan (St Catherines) 9-2
66kg: James Foley (Immaculata Strabane) beat Martin Maughan (Cavan) 5-5 c/b 25-16
66kg: Tom O’Sullivan (Ballyduff) beat Conor Jackson (Newington) 13-5
66kg: Sean Devrill (St Michaels Athy) beat Brian Kennedy (St Marys Daingean) 5-5, c/b 25-16
70kg: Patrick Cawley (Westside) beat Darragh Curtain (Sliabh Luchra) RSC2
80kg: Martin Mongan (Brosna) beat Francis Carr (St Annes) RSC1

Boy 1 S/Finals (3pm)

27kg: Jordan Muldoon (Knockmore) beat Donough McGivern (Gorey) 15-4
27kg: Sean Mari (White Church) beat Rory Baird (Ederney) 8-7
Boy (2) 33kg: Jack Kavanagh (Swinford) beat Dominic Bradley (Errigal) RSC2
29kg: James O’Grady (St Aidans) beat Sean McCormack (O.L.O.L.) 12-5
29kg: Martin McDonagh (Ballina) beat Colm McGuire (Castleblaney) 3-2
31kg: Cillian Tierney (Oughterard) beat Eoin Larkin (Monkstown Dublin) 9-6
31kg: Reece Parchment (Tramore) beat CJ Houlihan (Callan) 5-4
33kg: Brendan O’Hagan (Bishop Kelly) beat Fergal DeFaoite (Clonmel) 11-3
33kg: Barry Reynolds (St Pauls Antrim) beat John Nevin (St Brigids Kildare) 15-4
36kg: James Devlin (St Bridgets Clonmany) beat Dean Brophy (Sacred Heart Tolerton) 13-12
36kg: Eddie Donovan (O.L.O.L.) beat Tyler McMullan (Braid) 6-3
39kg: Matthew Tierney (Oughterard) beat Stephen McGirr Sacred Heart Omagh) 12-9
:39kg Luke Carroll (Westside) beat Lorcan Hurley (Tramore) 8-7

Boy 1 S/Finals (7pm)

42kg: Sean Dempsey (Gorey) beat Pierce O’Leary (Dublin Docklands) 7-6
42kg: Lee Harkin (Illies Golden Gloves) beat Martin Doherty (Ennis) 5-5 c/b 21/12
44kg: Oran McNaughton (Dockers) beat Paddy McKenzie (Aklow) 10-4
44kg: Patrick Dunne (Riverstown) beat Dylan Joyce (Avona) 11-10
46kg: Patrick Owen Maughan (St Michaels Galway) beat Eoin Byrne (Grangecon) 17-4
46kg: Francie Stokes (3 Bridges) beat Mick Nally (Thurles) 10-7
48kg: Lewis Dickey (Churchlands) beat Lee McVeigh (St Agnes) RSC1
48kg: Brian Stokes (St Seachnalls) beat Spencer O’Neill (Trojan) RSC1
50kg: Jack Conroy (Ballinacargy) beat Martin Nathan Mongan (Cavan) RSC3
50kg: Paddy Donoghue (Ballinasloe) beat James McDonagh (Crumlin) 11-9
52kg: David Groden (St Annes) beat Jack Collins (Cashen Vale) RSC1
52kg: Sean McDonagh (Omagh Boys) beat Peter Byrne (Arklow) RSC1
54kg: Pat O’Callaghan (Callan) beat Sean O’Reilly (Glin) RSC2
60kg: Tiernan Quinn (Macroom) beat Anthony Mongan (Olympic) 7-2
66kg: Michael Walsh (Holy Family Drogheda) beat Owen J McDonagh (St Annes) 13-3

April 10th Boy 1 Prelims

27kg: Sean Mari (Whitechurch) beat Jordan Ryan (St Francis) 10-7
29kg: Martin McDonagh (Ballina) beat Jamie Dalton (Westside) 9-6
31kg: Reece Parchment (Tramore) beat Kieran Bittle (St Pauls) 13-6
31kg: CJ Houlihan (Callan) beat Emmett Diver (St Bridgets) RSC3
33kg: Barry Reynolds (St Pauls) beat Francie McDonagh (3 Bridges) 13-5
33kg: John Nevin (St Brigids, Kildare) beat Ciaran Brogan (Knockmore) 9-5
36kg: Eddie Donovan (OLOL) beat Davy McDonnagh (West Finglas) 14-5
36kg: Tylar McMullan (Braid) beat Derek Ward (St Michaels) 12-5
39kg: Lorcan Hurley (Tramore) beat James Crean (Wexford CBS) 10-9
39kg: Luke Carroll (Westside) beat Conal Ross (Dockers) 13-3
42kg: Lee Harkin (Illies GG) beat Anthony Barrett (Olympic) 11-8
44kg: Dylan Joyce (Avona) beat Owen J McDonagh (St Annes) 7-4
44kg: Patrick Dunne (Riverstown) beat Oisin O'Dowd (Gilford) RSC 2
46kg: John Sweeney (Buncrana) beat Francie Stokes (3 Bridges) 6-5
48kg: Brian Stokes St Seachnalls) beat Jishua McGough (Bracken) 9-4
50kg: Paddy Donoghue (Ballinasloe) beat Daniel Burke (Clonmel) 13-1
52kg: Peter Byrne (Arklow) beat John Collins (Darndale) 6-2

April 10th Boy 2 Prelims

31kg; Sean Corr (St Georges) beat Edward Barrett (Olympic) 9-5
31kg: Tyrone McCann (Tyholland) beat Patrick Farrelly (Clann Naofa) RSC2
33kg; William Cawley (Baldoyle) beat Patrick Cullen (Ballagh) 12-6
33kg: Michael Keating (Watergrasshill) beat Conor McMullan (St Georges) 8-5
36kg; Nathan May (Crumlin) beat Peter Tierney (Oughterard) 12-6
36kg: Edward O'Neill (Paulstown) beat Tom Stokes (Oakleaf) 10-4
39kg: Eamon Sweeney (Illies GG) beat Adam Kavanagh (Westside) 5-4
39kg: Pat Donovan (OLOL) beat Padraig Loughlin (Emerald) 9-4
42kg: Aaron McKenna (Smithboro) beat Pierce Nash (Sacred Heart) 14-8
42kg: Killian McDaid (Mulhuddart) beat Timmy McDonagh (St Johns) 10-3
44kg: Peter McCartan (Bishop Kelly) W/O
48kg: Tommy Hyde (Setanta) beat Patrick Donovan (Tobar Pheadair) 14-3
48kg: Niall Carroll (Ryston) beat Paul Ryan (Bay City) 12-5
48kg: Conor Long (Oakleaf) beat Adam Majury (Newington) RSC3
50kg: Bryan McNamee (Convoy) beat Aaron Aspel (St Michaels) RSC2
50kg: Joseph McDonagh (Connamara) beat Adam Higginbottom (St Brigids) 11-8
50kg: MJ Mongan (OLOL) beat Tom Gallagher (Townland) 13-4
52kg: Darren Ward (St Ailbhes) beat Ryan Lennon (Saints) 4-3
52kg: Eoghan Dowdall (South Meath) beat Ronan O'Donnell (Convoy) 5-2
54kg: Kieran Nolan/Kenny (Bunclody) beat Leon Gallagher (Finn Valley) 7-4
54kg: Anthony McDonagh (Olympic) beat Byron Dunne (Crumlin) 15-7
60kg: Andrew Johnston (Gleann) beat Thomas Maughan (Cavan) 6-0
70kg: Bartlomiez Zalewski (St Annes) beat Conor Gleeson (Smithboro) 12-8

Main Events and Univision May 19 in Texas

TOTOWA, NJ - Main Events officially confirmed today they will bring a major boxing event, to be nationally televised on Univision Deportes' TeleFutura Sólo Boxeo Tecate, to the Pharr Events Center in Pharr, Texas, on May 19, 2012. The show will be co-promoted by Main Events and Arena Promotions. Broadcast begins at 11PM ET/PT. Two excellent bouts top the card.

In the main event, which will be televised on TeleFutura Sólo Boxeo Tecate, undefeated Jerry Belmontes, 15-0, 5 KOs, takes on Ramesis Gil, 7-3-5, 5 KOs, in an 8 round lightweight bout. Belmontes, 23, known as the "Corpus Christi Kid", was an amateur superstar in Texas, and has dispatched fifteen straight opponents since turning professional in 2008. He returns after almost one year away from the ring.

His opponent is the 29-year old Gil of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Gil has made a career of taking on young and upcoming prospects, usually in their backyards. He'll have to do that again, this time before Belmontes' big Texas fan base.
Jerry Belmontes

Belmontes is ecstatic to be back in the ring, "Words can't explain how excited I am to get back in the ring. Of course I was not planning on a 11-month layoff but I'm glad that its behind me. I'm overjoyed to be apart of this prestigious promotional company (Main Events). Needless to say, LET'S GET IT ON!" Belmotes added, "Looking forward to training camp in Dallas and learning as much as possible from my new trainer Derrick James. Tune in on May 19th... I'm back."

In a 12 round battle for the IBF Inter-Continental Heavyweight title, Odlanier Solis, 17-1, 12 KOs, returnning to the ring for the first time since his world title try, faces Konstantin Airich, 23-5-2, 17 KOs. Last year, Solis made a good start against WBC champion Vitali Klitschko before losing the title challenge on a freakish knee injury. After a long rehab, "La Sombra" is ready to fight again. Highlights of the fight will be shown on the Solo Boxeo broadcast.

Solis a six-time National Cuban Amateur Champion, who won Gold at the 2004 Olympics, defected along with Yuriorkis Gamboa in 2006, and now fights out of Miami. He defeated seventeen straight professional opponents, including Ray Austin and Monte Barrett, before his fight with Klitschko one year ago.

"It feels great to be finally back in action and working on my comeback˝, says Solis. "The last twelve months have been hell with a lot of setbacks but now I'm ready to go at it again. Of course, it adds some extra motivation to work with a great champion like Miguel Cotto. We have lots of fun at camp but, of course, we are both very focused and working hard on our goals.˝

Kazakhstan-born Airich, nicknamed "Sandman" for his tendency to put foes to sleep, fights out of the heavyweight hotbed of Germany. He will bring his punching power to Texas and try to add to his six-bout winning streak against Solis.

Pharr, TX has been making its mark as a southern boxing capital as of late, steadily hosting fight cards since 1995. Univision Deportes is a powerhouse in TV boxing with their regular "Solo Boxeo Tecate" fight broadcasts.

An exciting undercard and ticket prices will be announced shortly.

Article posted on 12.04.2012



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