Boxing promotional powerhouse, Golden Boy Promotions, has officially joined the Boxing Promoters Association. Golden Boy and the BPA will make it official at the organizations next upcoming meeting on January 10th at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV.
"It's terrific to have an outstanding organization such as Golden Boy Promotions join our group," stated Joe DeGuardia, who was elected president of the group founded in July 2009. "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 is currently made up of more than thirty of the top U.S. Promoters in the Boxing industry.
"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," said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions.
Golden Boy's President and founder Oscar De la Hoya added, "As it is the case with other sports- unity makes us stronger. 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!"