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Congratulations to Golden Boy Promotions Boxing Writers Association of America 2010 Awards Winners

by on Jan.26, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Amir Khan, Marcos Maidana, Robert Guerrero & Bill Caplan All To Receive Prestigious BWAA Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA, January 25, 2011 — Golden Boy Promotions (GBP) is pleased to congratulate Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and Bill Caplan on their being named 2010 Boxing Writers Association of America award recipients for the Ali-Frazier Fight of the Year Award, the Bill Crawford Award for “Courage in Overcoming Adversity” and the Marvin Kohn “Good Guy” Award respectively.

The December 11, 2010 battle between WBA Super Lightweight World Champion Amir “King” Khan and then WBA Super Lightweight Interim World Champion Marcos “Chino” Maidana had fans on the edges of their seats for 12 stirring rounds.  The fight saw Maidana battle through a first round knockdown and a dominant early-rounds performance by Khan when the Argentine closed the gap in the late rounds.  Khan displayed some fortitude of his own in surviving a vicious tenth round onslaught by Maidana in which the British star looked to be on the brink of being knocked out.  Khan survived and came out swinging in the eleventh and twelfth round sealing the unanimous decision victory in an instant classic. (continue reading…)

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Golden Boy Promotions Signs Unbeaten Peter Quillin: The New “Kid Chocolate” Ready to Make His Mark

by on Oct.29, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

LOS ANGELES, CA, October 29, 2010 – As soon as fight fans saw rising middleweight star Peter Quillin in the ring, they had no issues with him adopting the nickname of boxing legend and original “Kid Chocolate,” Eligio Sardinias. Now, the Brooklyn product will be taking another step towards building his own legacy as he has signed an exclusive promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions.

“It’s been a long road to get here, but now that I’m with Golden Boy Promotions and I can’t wait for the future,” said Quillin.  “I’m healthy, focused and ready to get back in the ring as soon as possible.  I know Golden Boy expects a lot out of me and I’m looking forward to following in Bernard Hopkins’ footsteps as the company’s next middleweight champion.” (continue reading…)

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Golden Boy Promotions Inks Former Amateur Star Eddie Gomez

by on Oct.21, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Two-Time Junior Olympic Champion from New York Makes Professional Debut on November 5

LOS ANGELES, CA, October 21, 2010 – Home to some of the greatest fighters to ever put on gloves, New York City still produces top-notch talent and Golden Boy Promotions is pleased to announce that one of the Big Apple’s finest prospects, Two-Time Junior Olympic National Champion Eddie Gomez, has signed an exclusive promotional deal that kicks off with his professional debut on November 5 in Puerto Rico.

“It’s an honor to be on the Golden Boy team and around such great fighters like Oscar de la Hoya, Bernard Hopkins and Sugar Shane Mosley,” said Gomez, a native of the Bronx.  “Ever since I started boxing, I dreamed of fighting on big shows and winning world titles and now I’ll have the chance to do that.  I can’t wait.” (continue reading…)

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Golden Boy Promotions Signs Bantamweight World Champion Eric Morel

by on Oct.21, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

LOS ANGELES, CA, October 21, 2010 – Coming off of his stirring February win over Gerry Penalosa, interim WBO Bantamweight World Champion and former Flyweight World Champion Eric Morel will continue his career resurgence with Golden Boy Promotions, with whom he signed an exclusive promotional contract today.

“I feel better than ever and I’m enjoying boxing more than ever before,” said the 35-year-old known as “Little Hands of Steel.”  “I’ve got a lot to offer this sport and I can’t wait to see where Golden Boy leads me in the coming years.” (continue reading…)

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Hall of Fame Publicist Bill Caplan Joins Golden Boy Promotions

by on Oct.13, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

LOS ANGELES, CA, October 13, 2010 – Golden Boy Promotions is pleased to announce that Hall of Fame publicist Bill Caplan, who has over 40 years of experience in boxing and sports publicity, has joined Golden Boy Promotions as a Public Relations Consultant.  Caplan has worked with virtually every major fighter over the years and is known for his long-standing relationships and work with George Foreman and Oscar de la Hoya. 

“I’m thrilled that Bill Caplan will be bringing his well respected public relations skills to Golden Boy,” said Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar de la Hoya.  “I’ve worked with Bill since the early days of my career and know from personal experience that he is a Hall of Famer for good reason.” (continue reading…)

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