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#1 KSUN247

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 05:56 PM

When I think of Boxing Promotions/Promoters, I usually think of PBC, Golden Boy, Top Rank, Match Room, DiBella, Mayweather, Goosen-Tudor. These are the ones, that have the TV deals with Showtime, ESPN, Fox, DAZN and HBO before they got out of the boxing business. 

 

What are some of the small time boxing promotions that are on your radar? Do ya'll attend events put on by smaller promotions? Most of the stars of today were signed to small-time promotions until they got some shine and moved onto the big leagues where the $$$ is better and spotlight is brighter. Or they have promotional issues and decide to take their business elsewhere. 

 

The foundation of boxing starts out with guys building a following at these small shows. I like attending these because they don't break my pockets, you can get decent seats and are guaranteed some quality action fights. 

 

Mayweather puts on some small shows here at the smaller casinos in Vegas, so I try to attend those when I can. So far, none of his guys that I've seen appear to have that star quality, but they give you all they got. Makes for an entertaining night of boxing. 

 

With some of the boxers and writers I follow on Twitter, I got hip to Michelle Rosado at Raging Babe Promotions. She put on a show in Philly last night with Peltz Promotions. I liked the card (7 fights total) with some 4-rounders, 6-rounders and 8-rounders. This was streamed on FIGHT NIGHT LIVE on FaceBook.

 

The Co-main event was a good scrap between undefeated welterweights (Rivers and Whitley Jr). Rivers won by UD, but I thought it should have been a draw. Rivers was the local favorite. Possibly got some hometown cooking in that decision.  But the Main Event was 118 lbs guys Victor Ruiz (22-10-1 (15 KOs) vs Christian Carto 17-0 (11 KOs). Carto was the favorite at this sold out event. He got slept in the 2nd round from a straight left. It was a 1-hitter quitter. Carto was out before he hit the canvas. Leg was shaking and medical staff responded immediately. Was scary. They took him out on a stretcher/gurney. Hoping the kid is ok. Haven't checked for updates yet.

 

Big respect to the boxers who put their life on the line for our entertainment.

 

But I love the small shows and definitely plan on attending more of the smaller promotions events.

 

In your local areas, who are the guys/girls we should be looking out for in the future? Also, what promotions?


Edited by KSUN247, 10 February 2019 - 10:04 AM.

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#2 Franchize

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 12:49 PM

It honestly seems like at every fight, the main event fighters have their own promotional company, even if one of the big dogs are promoting the fight. Hard to keep up

#3 Cshel86

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:09 AM

When I think of Boxing Promotions/Promoters, I usually think of PBC, Golden Boy, Top Rank, Match Room, DiBella, Mayweather, Goosen-Tudor. These are the ones, that have the TV deals with Showtime, ESPN, Fox, DAZN and HBO before they got out of the boxing business. 

 

What are some of the small time boxing promotions that are on your radar? Do ya'll attend events put on by smaller promotions? Most of the stars of today were signed to small-time promotions until they got some shine and moved onto the big leagues where the $$$ is better and spotlight is brighter. Or they have promotional issues and decide to take their business elsewhere. 

 

The foundation of boxing starts out with guys building a following at these small shows. I like attending these because they don't break my pockets, you can get decent seats and are guaranteed some quality action fights. 

 

Mayweather puts on some small shows here at the smaller casinos in Vegas, so I try to attend those when I can. So far, none of his guys that I've seen appear to have that star quality, but they give you all they got. Makes for an entertaining night of boxing. 

 

With some of the boxers and writers I follow on Twitter, I got hip to Michelle Rosado at Raging Babe Promotions. She put on a show in Philly last night with Peltz Promotions. I liked the card (7 fights total) with some 4-rounders, 6-rounders and 8-rounders. This was streamed on FIGHT NIGHT LIVE on FaceBook.

 

The Co-main event was a good scrap between undefeated welterweights (Rivers and Whitley Jr). Rivers won by UD, but I thought it should have been a draw. Rivers was the local favorite. Possibly got some hometown cooking in that decision.  But the Main Event was 118 lbs guys Victor Ruiz (22-10-1 (15 KOs) vs Christian Carto 17-0 (11 KOs). Carto was the favorite at this sold out event. He got slept in the 2nd round from a straight left. It was a 1-hitter quitter. Carto was out before he hit the canvas. Leg was shaking and medical staff responded immediately. Was scary. They took him out on a stretcher/gurney. Hoping the kid is ok. Haven't checked for updates yet.

 

Big respect to the boxers who put their life on the line for our entertainment.

 

But I love the small shows and definitely plan on attending more of the smaller promotions events.

 

In your local areas, who are the guys/girls we should be looking out for in the future? Also, what promotions?

Great post! 

 

I haven't been to a fight in a while (since Chavez/Martinez) and had to make a decision not to attend Garcia/Thurman because I was set to be married that November. I remember Michelle Rosado and I started following her around 2012 and saw her at the Vargas/Martinez card at the Hard Rock that same weekend. That place looks pretty big on TV, but not so much in person....the wonders that television does, lol. 

 

I'm in Atlanta and there isn't a huge boxing scene around here, let alone MMA, but I've seen quite a few advertisements over the years. I think Roy Jones had a fight at the Civic Center here back in 2011, but I couldn't even get myself up to go. 

 

I pay attention to the smaller promotional companies nowadays because of Arum. Why? Because he mainly does in-house fights, so he'd pull on other promoters (Shaw, Goosen, DiBella, Zanfer, etc) to make fights with his fighters. Lol

 

When I hear some of these promotional companies' names during fighter introductions, I wonder how long they've been up and running and how long I haven't been paying closest attention, lol. 

 

As mentioned, I enjoy the small shows because you can get great seats for cheap and mingle with fighters, promoters, managers, etc. At those big fights, it's hard to pull off the aforementioned. You also get to see a bunch of hanger-ons from a fighter's crew, smh....I remember some of those TMT punks at that particular ESPN card. Security was well on their way to kicking a couple of them out because they wouldn't sit down and stop talking shit. Dumb bastards, smh. 

 

I'm saving my coins for a big UK fight next year, or at the very least, I can hit up California (the Stub Hub Center) for a fight when it warms up this year. 


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