Cotto-Martinez Draws Low PPV Audience De La Hoya Talks Schaefer Departure HBO's Ken Hershman Sits For Q&A Mayweather Set To Promote His Own Fight Schaefer Resigns As Golden Boy CEO Golden Boy's De La Hoya, Schaefer At Odds Main Events Files Suit Over Stevenson-Kovalev Pacquiao, Top Rank In Negotiations MGM Cutting Ties With Top Rank? Bob Arum Calls Out MGM Grand Execs
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SBD Article Published June 25, 2014
All the numbers boxing has been getting on pay-per-view have been terrib...
SBD Article Published June 24, 2014
... The boxing world is a small world -- and so I started to hea...
SBD Article Published June 06, 2014
...has been a "solid first half of the year for HBO Boxing," as the net "continued to lead the industry in r... But there is always that in boxing. HBO Boxing is a hit series.
SBD Article Published June 04, 2014
Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said that since Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer this week departed the company, boxer Floyd Mayweather now "will self-promote his Sept. 13 fight, his first time doing so and the first time since 2006 that he officially will fight under any banner other than Golden Boy Promotions," according to David Mayo of MLIVE.com. Ellerbe stressed that while a "power upheaval at Golden Boy Promotions spurred the change, the timing for seven-year-old May...
SBD Article Published June 03, 2014
...igures to dramatically alter the landscape of the boxing business. ...De La Hoya's induction" on Sunday into the Int'l Boxing HOF. ...O and later Showtime, closed an output deal for a boxing television series on Fox Sports 1, worked with nu... ...ck to hail" Schaefer's resignation as "the end to boxing's ugly and counter-productive 'Cold War.
SBD Article Published May 05, 2014
The best fight in boxing “might not be anything inside the ring, but rathe...
SBD Article Published May 01, 2014
N.J.-based promoter Main Events "filed a civil lawsuit on Tuesday against promoter YVON MICHEL, Groupe Yvon Michel Inc., advisor AL HAYMON, Golden Boy Promotions, light heavyweight champion ADONIS STEVENSON and Showtime alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, tortious interference and interference with prospective economic advantage," according to documents cited by Chris Mannix of SI.com. Main Events in the complaint "seeks unspecified damages and punitive damages again...
SBD Article Published April 29, 2014
Manny Pacquiao and Top Rank Chair Bob Arum are "discussing a five-fight contract extension" that would take the boxer through '16, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com. Arum said, "We are talking about a lot of things. How many fights would be in Macau, how many would be in the United States, how many in other places. But we are talking about five fights." Arum, who has promoted Pacquiao since '05, said that if the deal is completed, "it would likely mean a fight this fall followed by two figh...
SBD Article Published April 18, 2014
MGM Resorts Int'l Chair & CEO Jim Murren is "strongly hinting that his company’s turbulent relationship" with Top Rank Chair Bob Arum "might be over," according to Norm Clarke of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. In a newsletter sent to 62,000 company employees on Wednesday, Murren "addressed the 83-year-old promoter’s epic tirade against the MGM Grand without mentioning Arum by name." The newsletter said that "bullying will not be tolerated." It also stated, "Your company will not associate with...
SBD Article Published April 10, 2014
...evin Iole noted that is "extremely rarely done in boxing in Las Vegas, where a casino would advertise a fu...
SBD Article Published April 09, 2014
...ight title, he will be "fighting for his place in boxing's hierarchy of pay-per-view franchises," accordin...
SBD Article Published April 07, 2014 by Bill King
...as a cold call ended up an incredible win for the boxing industry. ...then set up a call to pitch him on the merits of boxing as a means to target young Hispanic males both in...