AEG's Beckerman Scheduling Conflict With Boxing Cards At StubHub Center Solved
A deal brokered by AEG President & CEO Dan Beckerman has "solved the potential conflict of two strong boxing cards" competing for the same L.A. and national TV audience, according to Lance Pugmire of the L.A. TIMES. Beckerman said that his company will "now host a tripleheader of super-flyweight bouts at StubHub Center on Sept. 9, and the Leo Santa Cruz-Abner Mares featherweight world title rematch on Oct. 7 at Staples Center." It originally "appeared that rival premium cable networks HBO and Showtime were going to pit the prime cards against each other in the same town on Sept. 9." The quality of the StubHub card could "allow it to surpass the attendance record of 9,873 that showed for a previous middleweight title fight between Gennady Golovkin and Marco Antonio Rubio." Southland promoters Tom Loeffler and Richard Schaefer are "handling the shows." Beckerman said that his "interest as a fight fan prevailed as he considered the possible effect of splitting the market and the counter-programming of the cards." Beckerman: "Each (promoter) now has a clean night with separation (from other bouts), and the fans can watch both" (L.A. TIMES, 7/7).