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Newz Forum: BOXING: De La Hoya to bring fight cards to capital

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posted on Mar, 27 2004 @ 09:59 AM

Boxing beat: De La Hoya to bring fight cards to capital
Sacramento has several professional boxers but hosts few fight cards because of site availability and the expenses of putting on bouts without television revenue. But the situation is about to change. Oscar De La Hoya has scheduled a news conference for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Arco Arena to announce that his Golden Boy Promotions will make Sacramento a regular stop. Negotiations have been quietly taking place for months.

Last year, Golden Boy put on 41 shows, with a heavy concentration in California and the Southwest, where there is a large Latino fan base. De La Hoya's group expects to have 15 shows by the end of the month, according to vice president and matchmaker Eric Gomez.

[Edited on 27-3-2004 by Ocelot]

posted on Mar, 27 2004 @ 10:34 AM
The owners of the Sacramento Kings have teamed up with world champion boxer Oscar de la Hoya to bring a series of boxing matches to Arco Arena.

The series, dubbed the "Thursday Night Fights at Arco Arena," will begin July 8, with three additional matches to follow during the next 12 months.

"We're excited to have boxing at Arco Arena," said Joe Maloof, co-owner of Maloof Sports and Entertainment, which owns the arena. "Given Sacramento's rich boxing history, Don Chargin's matchmaking prowess and Oscar de la Hoya's appeal and boxing expertise, we are able to create a dynamic team."

Chargin, a longtime boxing promoter, is coordinating the boxing series, along with de la Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions, which has close to 30 fighters under contract.

Boxing series packages will be offered, including a VIP package for limited ringside ticket holders. For ticket information, call (916) 928-3650.

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