September 26, 2012 |
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. settled some of their differences Tuesday when the world's top two pound-for-pound boxers struck a deal for Pacquiao to drop the defamation lawsuit he filed against Mayweather. Pacquiao slapped Mayweather with the lawsuit in December 2009 when Mayweather accused the Filpino star of using performance-enhancing drugs. A statement obtained by The Times and released by Mayweather Jr., his father and uncle/trainer Roger Mayweather, said the men “wish to make it clear that they never intended to claim that Manny Pacquiao has used or is using any performance-enhancing drugs.
March 6, 2014 |
World light-middleweight champion Carlos Molina was arrested in Las Vegas earlier this week, but is in the process of being released Thursday morning to keep his Saturday night title defense against Jermall Charlo on the “Canelo” Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo card, according to the fight card's promoter. “He's being processed out of jail as of now, and I'm being told the fight was on,” said Richard Schaefer, chief executive of Golden Boy Promotions. Schaefer is promoting the fight while Molina is actually promoted by Leon Margules of Warrior Boxing, who has given Schaefer assurances that Molina will appear at a 1 p.m. Thursday news conference in Las Vegas, and will fight Charlo (17-0, 13 KOs)
June 20, 2003 |
Featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera has an agreement in principle to join forces with Oscar De La Hoya, a significant union of two of boxing's most powerful figures. "We have formed a partnership with Golden Boy Promotions," said Barrera, referring to De La Hoya's promotional organization. It's not as simple as that because Barrera is still in the midst of legal proceedings to break away from his previous promoter, John Jackson of Forum Boxing, and his previous manager, Ricardo Maldonado.
August 19, 2013 |
The promoter for Amir Khan and Devon Alexander said Monday the two have agreed to a welterweight fight Dec. 7, with the venue to be determined. Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions said he is awaiting word from officials in Dubai to see whether they have the “full capacity” to stage the International Boxing Federation title fight. If they don't, Schaefer said the bout will be at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. “Both of them want to fight this year,” Schaefer said.
October 26, 2013 |
Adrien Broner (27-0, 22 knockouts) may be a brash undefeated welterweight world champion, but he apparently is not big enough to merit a pay-per-view card from Las Vegas' MGM Grand yet. Golden Boy Promotions and Showtime announced Saturday that Broner's Dec. 14 fight against Argentina's Marcos Maidana (34-3, 31 KOs) is moving to San Antonio's Alamodome and will be televised on Showtime. The card will include a previously scheduled and now moved fight between Jesus Soto-Karass and Keith Thurman.
March 20, 2013 |
After watching an exodus of fighters that included Floyd Mayweather Jr., Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Amir Khan to rival network Showtime, HBO announced this week it will stop broadcasting fights involving boxers promoted by Los Angeles' Golden Boy Promotions. “In order to achieve our goal of the best fighters in the most compelling matchups, we've decided to focus our efforts and resources on those strategic relationships where we better share common goals and business philosophies,” HBO Sports President Ken Hershman said in a statement.