September 9, 2013 |
Oscar De La Hoya, in keeping with his routine of picking a string of Golden Boy Promotions fighters who've taken on Floyd Mayweather Jr., has predicted Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will knock Mayweather out Saturday sometime around the eighth round. Mayweather, amplifying the disdain he has displayed toward the boxer with whom he created the richest pay-per-view bout in the sport's history in 2007, has answered back in a personal way. In a discussion with The Times late last month touching on many topics, Mayweather Jr. (44-0)
March 4, 2011 |
Mexican boxing phenom Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has six older brothers, none of whom is the real big brother watching over him. That would be Oscar De La Hoya, his promoter, role model and advisor. In the current game in boxing ? called "Who will be the next Manny Pacquiao?" ? Alvarez gets a lot of votes. He is 20, fights at junior middleweight (154 pounds) and has been climbing the ladder to international stardom after winning two Mexican amateur titles, turning pro at age 15 and staying unbeaten through 36 fights.
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.
November 21, 2004 |
Two months ago at the MGM Grand Hotel, Oscar De La Hoya and Bernard Hopkins stood toe-to-toe in a middleweight title fight. Saturday, they stood side by side in the same hotel at a news conference to make three announcements: De La Hoya will promote his own fights through his company, Golden Boy Promotions, severing his ties with longtime promoter Bob Arum. Golden Boy Promotions will also promote Hopkins. Hopkins will become a part-owner of Golden Boy with the title of East Coast president.
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.
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.