Category Archives: Golden Boy Promotions

Gabriel Rosado vs. Joshua Clottey added to the Dec 19th show in Verona, NY

This Verona, NY show keeps getting better. Two strong supporting bouts have been signed for a card that already includes Bryant Jennings vs. Luis Ortiz and Jason Sosa vs. Nicholas Walters as featured attractions.

It has been announced that two long time veterans Gabriel Rosado (21-9, 13 KOs) and  Joshua Clottey (39-4, 22 KOs) will face off in a 10-round bout which will be fought at a catch weight of 158 lbs. Rosado is dropping down a few pounds while Clottey is going up a touch to make this happen.

This fight will be televised on HBO Latino prior to the two primary fights that will roll live on the premium HBO network.

Promoter Oscar De La Hoya has been quoted  as saying the winner should be in line for a name fight in 2016. Who wants it more? We will soon find out!

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Hank Lundy heads to Hollywood for a fight with Mauricio Herrera on July 11

Golden Boy Boxing has announced that Hammerin’ Hank Lundy (25-4-1, 12 KO) will head to Hollywood on July 11 to face Mauricio Herrera (21-5, 7 KO) for an HBO Latino Boxing Main Event at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. It is an important fight for the two well-traveled veterans. The war of words has begun.

Hammer says he is coming to “El Maestro’s” backyard on a seek and destroy mission. Lundy is currently in Vegas banging out 8.5 mile runs and training hard for the upcoming assignment.

Herrera countered by saying “Forget Hank Lundy, everyone is coming to see me!” “It’s going to be a great fight, but I’m taking Lundy to school and putting him into detention for talking to much!”

Outside of the verbal nails spit at each other, both fighters showed a mutual respect for their fellow warrior who took the road less traveled in the industry. Both acknowledged that the other fighter came up the hard way, never rejecting a tough challenge.

Herrera, of Riverside California, will have the home field advantage in this one. He has lost two of this last three though the majority of the boxing world feels that he was shafted by judges in those losses. He is considered a real player in the Jr. Welterweight division.

Lundy, a former starting running back at Bartram High, has won three of his last four though most recently dropping razor-thin decision to Thomas Dulorme.

This bout will be at 140 lbs with the vacancy NABF title on the line. What are your thoughts on how this will all play out?

Eric “Outlaw” Hunter headlines Fox Sports 1 tonight. A win could break him into the top 10

Live from the Golden State – Philadelphia based Featherweight Eric Hunter(20-3, 10 ko’s) looks to continue his climb up the 126 lb ladder when he faces Antonio Escalante (29-7, 20 ko’s) of El Paso, TX in a FOX Sports 1 10 round main event this Friday night. This is a tale of fighters with career’s headed in polar opposite directions. “Outlaw” Hunter who weighed in at 126.6 lbs has been on a roll since signing with Golden Boy Boxing while Escalante (who weighed in at 129.4) continues to lace them up in hopes of reclaiming the long-lost glory he once held as a “sure-shot” prospect coming out of the Texas amateur boxing circuit.

Escalante has been stopped in three of his last four bouts and some say he is continuing on to please the hangers-on around him. Escalante himself claims he has taken this fight against Hunter for all of the right reasons. Not long ago, he was the one under contract with Golden Boy Promotions. He would love to prove the old boss wrong. Since a personal setback late last year, he is now living a clean lifestyle and in the gym every day, reunited with his original trainer Edwin Rosario. If anything, he is fighting for pride as he does not want his supporters to say that he gave up.

Hunter comes in riding a three fight winning streak and is steadily moving up the ranks into the national spotlight. Long heralded in Philadelphia boxing circles as one of the most talented young fighters of this generation, it took much longer than expected for Hunter to reach the position of fringe contender. But like the wise man once said “timing is everything and patience is a virtue”. Hunter has let it be known that he in the sport to make millions. He has overcome a fair share of adversity to get to this point. Now the lights are starting to get brighter and the competition is getting stiffer. Like the late, great Al Davis used to say – “Just win, baby!” With the proper backing now in place – the sky is the limit. It is all up to Outlaw to make it happen. Don’t believe me? Check out this interview I did with Oscar De La Hoya on this very topic.

Enjoy the bonus workout footage then tune in or set your DVR to Fox Sports 1 (channel 583 on FIOS) around 11 PM EST on Friday for this fight which takes place at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. — with Eric Hunter.

Danny Garcia to headline in Philly on May 7th?!?!

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Telefutura has returned! Now, there are hot rumors of the Spanish Boxing Series Solo Boxeo coming to Philly on May 7th with rising local prospect Danny “Swift” Garcia in the main event. No opponent has been named and the venue will most likely be The Arena though nothing is completely confirmed. Garcia is coming off his best win as a pro during a hard earned split decision win over veteran Ashley Theophane. With the proper adjustments – Swift will be a major player in the 140 lb division.

There are also indications of Anthony Flores appearing on this card. More info to come as details become available…

Bernard Hopkins vs. Enrique Ornales Press Conference

Bernard Hopkins vs. Enrique Ornales Press Conference

By Rick Scharmberg

On 10-14-09, Golden Boy Promotions held a press conference yesterday at the Liacouras Center on the campus of Temple University in Philadelphia to announce the December 2 bout between former two-time world champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins and Enrique Ornelas. The bout will take place at the same venue, which is located in North Philadelphia, the area where Bernard Hopkins grew up. Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaeffer stated, “This fight will be a homecoming for the biggest fighter to ever come out of Philadelphia. Thank you, Bernard, for coming home. Ticket prices are reasonable. You can see this legendary fighter, possibly for the last time, for as little as twenty-five dollars.” The bout will be televised live on the Versus network.

Richard Schaefer hosted the event, and started things by introducing John DiSanto, whose website selects the Philadelphia fight and fighter of the year. DiSanto presented the award, a beautiful statue with the likeness of the great Philadelphia middleweight “Bad” Bennie Briscoe, to Hopkins, who was selected as its 2008 “Fighter of the Year”. Continue reading Bernard Hopkins vs. Enrique Ornales Press Conference

Golden Boy East at the Borgata for HBO Latino

It was a night of the knockout as Golden Boy East, Peltz Boxing Promotions and HBO Latino collaborated to put on a good show in Atlantic City New Jersey. Kassim Ouma punched his way towards a rematch for the Light Heavyweight Title and Philly fighters Rock Allen, Demetrius Hopkins and Phillip McCants all put on impressive displays of their talent. Tonight proved that the Golden Boy East roster is one of the better stables of young talent in the business.

Junior Middleweight
Kassim Ouma (21-2-1 13ko’s) vs. Alfredo Cuevas (25-7-1 17ko’s)
Kampala, Uganda……………………….. Chicago, IL

In his first bout since losing the IBF Light Middleweight Title, Kassim Ouma stepped into the ring with something to prove. He wasted no time disposing Alfredo Cuevas, who until tonight, has never been knocked down in 33 professional fights which earned him recognition as one of the toughest men in the sport.

Round 1 – Ouma comes out blazing against Cuevas who shows he is willing to bang. It doesn’t take long before Ouma catches his opponent with a blistering left which sends Cuevas skidding across the canvas. Cuevas beats the 10 count but continues to eat the lightening fast left of Ouma over and over again. As round 1 nears the end, Ouma keeps firing the left and follows up with a straight right with puts Cuevas on his back once again. Cuevas gets to his feet and wisely avoids any more action until the bell sounds.

Kassim Ouma vs Alfredo Cuevas - Borgata 2005 (7)

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