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Sunday, May 07, 2006

STILL GOLDEN - Golden Boy Promotions Press Releases 


STILL GOLDEN

GBP CONGRATULATES THE NEW WBC JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD, OSCAR DE LA HOYA

LAS VEGAS, May 6 – Ring rust? What ring rust? In his first fight in 20 months, ‘The Golden Boy’, Oscar De La Hoya showed that he was better than ever, impressively stopping Ricardo Mayorga in six dominating rounds to win the WBC junior middleweight championship at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The end came at 1:25 of the sixth frame as De La Hoya scored his third knockdown of the fight, which was televised on HBO Pay-Per-View.

For De La Hoya, who improves to 38-4 with 30 knockouts, the win earned him an amazing ninth world title, spanning every division from junior lightweight to middleweight, and it was his 19th victory and 12th knockout in 23 championship fights. And even more impressive is that after close to 14 years in the pro boxing game, Oscar is still golden.

Golden Boy Promotions congratulates our president and our champion, Oscar De La Hoya.

For more information on Golden Boy Promotions, please visit our website at http://www.goldenboypromotions.com/ .

A GOLDEN NIGHT FOR THE GBP TEAM

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WARRIORS

LAS VEGAS, May 6 – Saturday night was a big one for the Golden Boy Promotions team at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and in addition to the stirring win by President Oscar De La Hoya over Ricardo Mayorga, five other fighters from the GBP team emerged victorious in their bouts.

Junior middleweight star Kassim ‘The Dream’ Ouma, who is co-promoted by Russell Peltz, survived a first round knockdown to earn a hard fought split decision over Marco Antonio Rubio in a bruising 12 round bout that saw both men give and take some hellacious bombs without giving in.

Two recent signees who are co-promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Sycuan Ringside Promotions, junior lightweight Joan Guzman and junior welterweight Jorge Paez Jr., made impressive debuts with GBP by outpointing Javier Jauregui and Lowell Brownfield, respectively, in undercard bouts which were also televised by HBO Pay-Per-View.

2004 US Olympian Rock Allen moved to 7-0 with 5 KOs with a six round decision win over Juan Hernandez, and Puerto Rican super bantamweight Jonathan Oquendo improved to 9-0 with 5 KOs by decisioning Torrence Daniels over eight rounds.

And even though GBP fighters Rubio, Jauregui, and Aaron Garcia fell short in their bouts tonight, Golden Boy Promotions congratulates all our warriors, who – win or lose – always gave their best.

For more information on Golden Boy Promotions, please visit our website at http://www.goldenboypromotions.com/

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