Golden Boy Promotions joins a BPA group that already consists of over 30 members.
Official Announcement to Come on January 10th
Golden Boy Promotions will join the Boxing Promoters Association (BPA), with an official announcement to come at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on Monday, January 10th. Founded in 2009, the BPA consists of more than 30 boxing promoters throughout the United States.
"It's terrific to have an outstanding organization such as Golden Boy Promotions join our group," BPA President Joe DeGuardia commented. "We continue to make tremendous progress, and Golden Boy is a great addition to our impressive list of members. Promoters working together can really make a difference in our sport. Whether they're a top promoter in the sport or they are a small, local promoter, all are equally encouraged to join."
The BPA schedules regular meetings to discuss the current status and future of boxing, discussing both business matters and the overall well-being of the sport. Among the groups with which they concur include the four major sanctioning bodies, the American Association of Ringside Physicians and the Association of Boxing Commissions.
"As it is the case with other sports, unity makes us stronger,” Golden Boy President Oscar de la Hoya remarked. “We need to be able to communicate a unified and positive message to all participants in the sport of boxing, most importantly the fans. All of us at Golden Boy Promotions will work hard to advance the agenda of the Boxing Promoters Association and in the process position boxing as the greatest and most exciting sport in the world!"
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer was equally as pleased with the announcement.
"I am excited to be joining the Boxing Promoters Association, and look forward to work with all promoters to help grow the sport in a positive manner," he said.
For more information on the BPA, visit them on the web at www.BoxingPromotersAssociation.com.