Top Rank Inc. has become the latest promoter to file a lawsuit seeking damages from Al Haymon, alleging the “adviser” is violating antitrust laws and attempting to shut out the competition.
Oscar De La Hoya, president of Golden Boy Promotions, says his company has been able to cope with recent challenges and is gaining momentum.
David Lemieux dropped Hassan N’Dam four times en route to a decision victory to earn the IBF middleweight title and stamp himself as a major player in the division.
In this week’s Friday mailbag, fans from around the globe share their thoughts on Felix Verdejo’s potential, Deontay WIlder’s place in the heavyweight division, Nicholas Walters-Miguel Marriaga, Jesus Cuellar and the featherweight division, Oscar De La Hoya vs. John Duddy (wha!?), mythical matchups and more. Enjoy!
Oscar De La Hoya was ringside for Miguel Cotto’s impressive four-round KO of Daniel Geale. The Golden Boy Promotions President is confident that a superfight between Cotto, THE RING/WBC middleweight champ, and Mexican star Canelo Alvarez can be made. “The fans are guaranteed action,” De La Hoya said.
The David Lemieux-Hassan N’Dam showdown for the vacant IBF middleweight title, which takes place June 20 in Lemieux’s native Montreal, will be televised on Fox Sports 2 and Fox Deportes in the U.S., Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management announced.
Oscar De La Hoya, the president of Golden Boy Promotions, is scheduled to attend the June 4 edition of LA Fight Club at the historic Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles and will host a special meet and greet with fans prior to the Fox Sports 1-televised bouts from 6:00 pm to 7:00 p.m., according to a recent press release.
Former five-division world titleholder Oscar De La Hoya believes Jorge Linares’ WBC lightweight title defense against Britain’s Kevin Mitchell, which takes place in London, England, on May 30, will be a highly competitive all-action encounter.
The junior middleweight shootout between Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland on May 9, brought in a stunning number of viewers on HBO World Championship Boxing with an average viewership of 2,146,000 for the live, first-time airing on HBO and peaked at 2,296,000 viewers, the network announced on Tuesday.
Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland each got the chance to show their knuckleballs at an Astros game before hosting fans for a workout ahead of Saturday’s fight in Houston.
Now in the waning days of training camp, former junior middleweight titlist Canelo Alvarez steels himself for a Lone Star State battle against Texas’ own James Kirkland.
Sadam Ali will be the hometown favorite when he faces Francisco Santana in the co-featured bout to the Wladimir Klitschko-Bryant Jennings heavyweight title bout on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. The 26-year-old Brooklyn native wants to continue the momentum from his impressive stoppage of Luis Abregu last November.
Junior welterweight contenders Mercito Gesta and Carlos Molina working out ahead of their 10-round fight in Indio, Calif., on April 30, to be broadcast on Fox Sports 1.
Lucas Matthysse, Ruslan Provodnikov and their promoters, Oscar De La Hoya and Artie Pellulo, reflected on the terrific 12-round action bout they put forth at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York, during the post-fight press conference.