Monday, April 30, 2012

FOX Deportes and Golden Boy Promotions enter the ring with boxing partnership


Los Angeles, CA – April 25, 2012 – FOX Deportes, the leader in U.S. Latino sports media, announced an expansion of its combat programming by partnering with Golden Boy Promotions, one of the leading boxing promotional companies in the world. The partnership with Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, the first Hispanic owned boxing promotional company, includes one originally produced boxing event per month from the United States which will also air on Fox Sports Net along with live boxing events from cities throughout Mexico. In addition, FOX Deportes will broadcast classic fights from Golden Boy Promotions extensive library.

“Our partnership with Golden Boy Promotions is another example of FOX Deportes’ commitment to deliver the most exciting sports events to our viewers,” said Vincent Cordero, EVP and General Manager of FOX Deportes. “As the leading U.S. Latino sports network, we are thrilled to partner with Golden Boy Promotions and Oscar de la Hoya, a boxing legend and a true U.S. Latino role model.”

“We are excited about our new partnership with FOX Deportes,” said Oscar de la Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. “This is another step in ensuring that fight fans around the world don’t miss out on any of the great boxing action we present, both in the United States and Mexico. It’s a very important move towards increasing viewership and knowledge of our great sport. We are thrilled about this new partnership with FOX Deportes.”

FOX Deportes will broadcast two live boxing events per month from Mexico, one of the most important breeding grounds for boxing talent in the world. These events will bring the best fighters from Mexico to living rooms across the United States each month, featuring both established stars and promising up-and-comers.

Additionally, a classic fight from the Golden Boy archives will air once a month and will feature past and current world champions such as Oscar de la Hoya, Bernard Hopkins, Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera.

For more information on FOX Deportes visit www.FOXDeportes.com, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FOXDeportes or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FOXDeportes

For more information on Golden Boy Promotions, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GoldenBoyBoxing or visit us on Facebook at Golden Boy Facebook Page.

About FOX Deportes
Reaching more than 18 million cable and satellite households in the country, of which over 6 million are U.S. Hispanic, FOX Deportes is the leader in Spanish-language sports media. FOX Deportes features premier soccer programming with exclusive coverage of UEFA Champions League, Barclays Premier League, Copa Santander Libertadores, Italian Serie A, Copa Bridgestone Sudamericana; coverage of the Major League Baseball regular season, All-Star Game, National League Championship Series and World Series; Golden Boy Promotions Boxing and UFC®. Boasting more than 2,100 hours of live and exclusive programming, a robust digital experience brimming with engaging editorial, live scoring and exclusive video highlights, FOX Deportes is the first name in the U.S. Hispanic sports space. For more information, visit FOX Deportes online at Foxdeportes.com.

About Golden Boy Promotions
Los Angeles-based Golden Boy Promotions was established in 2002 by Oscar de la Hoya, the first Hispanic to own a national boxing promotional company. In 2007, in its fifth year of promoting, Golden Boy Promotions set a record by selling over 2.5 million in pay-per-view homes in a single night. Also in 2007, Golden Boy Promotions established the record for highest grossing pay-per-view homes in a single year with more than 4 million total. Golden Boy Promotions is one of boxing’s most active and respected promoters, presenting shows in packed venues around the United States on networks such as HBO, SHOWTIME, TeleFutura, FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes.

Golden Boy Promotions currently has over 70 fighters under contract, from future Hall of Famers Bernard Hopkins and Erik Morales to current world champions and superstars Devon Alexander, Canelo Alvarez, Adrien Broner, Danny Garcia, Robert Guerrero, Chris John, Amir Khan, Marcos Maidana, Abner Mares, Anselmo Moreno, Victor Ortiz and Humberto Soto. Also included on the company’s roster are top contenders Librado Andrade, Alfredo Angulo, Erislandy Lara, Daniel Ponce De Leon, James Kirkland, Paulie Malignaggi, Seth Mitchell and Peter Quillin as well as highly regarded prospects Randy Caballero, Eddie Gomez, Frankie Gomez, Antonio Orozco and Deontay Wilder.

SOURCE: FOX Deportes

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