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Schaefer departs in shakeup at de la Hoya’s Golden Boy

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer speaks during a groundbreaking for a USD 375 million, 20,000-seat sports and entertainment arena being built by MGM Resorts International and AEG on May 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The arena is scheduled to open in early 2016. AFP

Richard Schaefer stepped down as CEO of Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions on Monday in a move that quickly rippled through the boxing world.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

De La Hoya vows to run Golden Boy in dispute

Oscar De La Hoya. AFP FILE PHOTO

Declaring himself in the fight of his life as he battles addiction issues, Oscar De La Hoya said Saturday he was also prepared to fight to keep control of his boxing promotion company.

Posted: May 4th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

Mosley camp says fight with Mundine is off

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Backers for Shane Mosley say the American boxer has withdrawn from his scheduled bout with Anthony Mundine in Sydney on Wednesday due to a contract dispute.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Oscar De La Hoya admits himself to rehab

Oscar Dela Hoya (right) poses with Bob Arum. FILE PHOTO

Oscar De La Hoya has admitted himself to a treatment facility as he continues to fight substance abuse, just days ahead of the big fight his company is promoting between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez. The former boxer issued a statement Tuesday saying he voluntarily admitted himself to an unnamed facility. The move comes [...]

Posted: September 11th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Donaire dares Golden Boy: Make a ‘legal’ offer

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Nonito Donaire. AP FILE PHOTO

Nonito Donaire Jr., breaking his silence, dared Golden Boy Promotions to pay him and Top Rank $3 million to fight Mexican hotshot Abner Mares and send a legally binding proposal to his manager Cameron Dunkin.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Professional,Section | Read More »

Mayweather tweets: May 5 a Pacquiao ‘whooping day’

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. has again turned to Twitter in pursuing his desire to tangle with Manny Pacquiao.

Posted: January 19th, 2012 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

Bob Arum honestly cares for the fans?

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There was, thanks in part to Miguel Cotto, relief for poor fight fans who got indefinitely pinned to the floor waiting for a go-signal to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao super fight.

Posted: January 18th, 2012 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

De La Hoya wants Pacquiao-Mayweather tiff

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The clamor for Manny Pacquiao to start seriously pushing his promoter to arrange what could be the biggest fight ever continues to snowball.

Former Pacquiao victim Oscar De La Hoya is hoping Pacquiao convinces Top Rank chief Bob Arum to pursue a match against undefeated superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Posted: November 18th, 2011 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

7-5 for Marquez vs Pacquiao, says De La Hoya

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Oscar Dela Hoya and Manny Pacquiao at the Wild Card Gym during the pound-for-pound king's training for the third fight versus Juan Manuel Marquez.

HOLLYWOOD—Even Oscar De La Hoya has weighed in on the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez issue.

The former boxing poster boy and reigning pay-per-view king said he felt Marquez had the edge in the hotly debated contest, adding that the Mexican counterpuncher has the Filipino ring icon completely figured out.

Posted: November 17th, 2011 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

Pacquiao-Mayweather superfight on horizon

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LAS VEGAS—Slowly, but surely, the wheels have started to turn again as far as the biggest boxing fight on the horizon is concerned. Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. The sport’s only eight-division champion in history against an undefeated superstar who has generated some of the biggest pay-per-view outings. Blitzkrieg aggressor versus superb defense specialist. [...]

Posted: November 12th, 2011 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

Nonito Donaire: I’m willing to fight Mares

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World bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. says he has no problem in case Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions come to terms for a unification title fight with Abner Mares.

Posted: August 15th, 2011 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

De La Hoya apologizes to Pacquiao over doping claims; defamation suit settled

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Pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao has settled his defamation lawsuit against Oscar De La Hoya, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer and GBP itself, but will pursue the case against Floyd Mayweather Jr., his father Mayweather Sr., and uncle and trainer Roger Mayweather.

Posted: June 1st, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

De La Hoya undergoing treatment for substance abuse in California

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LOS ANGELES—Oscar “the Golden Boy”  De La Hoya is undergoing rehabilitation for “substance abuse” in a California facility. The American entertainment show TMZ said the 38-year-old De La Hoya went into the clinic some time within the past few weeks. TMZ, which first reported De La Hoya’s problem, quoted the owner of Golden Boy Promotions [...]

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

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