Hopkins Returns To Philly

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Philadelphia’s beloved Bernard Hopkins returns to the city of brotherly love to make another professional debut—this time as President of promotional company Golden Boy Promotions East. Hopkins will host the March 3 fight card at the New Alhambra Sports and Entertainment Center in South Philadelphia that features his nephew—and one of the hottest prospects in boxing—unbeaten junior welterweight Demetrius Hopkins (22-0-1, 14KOs) in the main event..

The card will air nationally on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights.” "We have been trying hard to bring a fight to Philadelphia with the intentions of making it a great night for Philly fight fans," said Hopkins. "There is no better way to introduce our company to the area than to have a Philadelphia fighter like Demetrius to represent us on live national television."

The co-main event pits welterweight contender Larry Mosley (15-1, 6 K0s) against Miguel Figueroa (24-5-1, 14 K0s), of Camden, NJ. The seven bout fight card is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions East in association with Peltz Boxing and Joe Hand Promotions and sponsored by Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, whose multi-fight deal with Golden Boy East continues to flourish. “Working with Bernard Hopkins and Golden Boy Promotions East has paired one of the fastest growing promotional companies with one of the fastest growing venues in Atlantic City,” says Larry Mullin, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Borgata. “Golden Boy Promotions East has brought boxing back to the east coast, and we are excited to sponsor this event in Bernard Hopkins’s hometown.”

Both exciting match-ups will be televised live on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” beginning at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT. It will be the debut fight card for Golden Boy East on the cable network. “ESPN2’s Friday Night Fight viewers will enjoy a night of boxing and we are excited to have another established and recognized promoter in Golden Boy East Promotions and ESPN2 working together to deliver boxing fans the very best,” said Doug Loughrey, Programming Manager at ESPN.

First bout starts at 7:30pm ET. Tickets for fight night are priced at $35, $45, $50, and available at 215-765-0922 or visit

Article posted on 02.02.2006

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