Dana White slams ‘insecure’ Oscar De La Hoya: ‘Have you lost your f*cking mind?’

Golden Boy boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya recently penned a scathing open letter criticizing the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor matchup saying it’s a “lose-lose” situation for the fans and it could irreparably hurt the sport of boxing. “Only we can shut the circus down by making it clear that we won’t pay to see a … Read more

Shaquille O’Neal vs. Oscar De La Hoya

We’ve all heard the rumors about Shaquille O’Neal maybe one day fighting in MMA or the UFC. Well, this may be the closest you ever see to that. In this video, Shaq takes on boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya. They go five rounds. The height and size difference is staggering. This was an actual … Read more

Andrei Arlovski pro boxing debut set for April 11

Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions has an April 11th professional boxing event scheduled at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Headlining that card is a middleweight bout between Paul Williams vs. Winky Wright. The card will also feature the pro boxing debut of mixed martial arts fighter and former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Andrei “The … Read more

Arlovski signs with Golden Boy Promotions

Even though Andrei Arlovski got KTFO by Fedor Emelianenko at Affliction: Day of Reckoning, he has decided to transfer his talents into professional boxing. Who knows, maybe he will do better when all he has to concern himself with is his and his opponent’s punches. Also, the gloves have much more padding than MMA, which should at least partially help him from being as susceptible to knock-outs.

FightHype.com is reporting that Arlovski has signed a contract with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions and that his next fight will be inside a boxing ring. No date or opponent has yet been named. However, prior to his fight with Fedor, his trainer, Freddie Roach had made the statement that if Andrei won he would put him into a Heavyweight Title fight with Nikolai Valuev right away. That fight seems highly unlikely now considering Arlovski’s loss to Fedor.

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Tito Ortiz on UFC 99 return: “Zero chance of that happening”

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) talked all things MMA with former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Tito Ortiz at the Affliction: Day of Reckoning press conference. The “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” may not be fighting on this weekend’s card, however, he has been making his presence felt during the promotion process.

Despite being forced to sit out the first half of 2009, Ortiz believes he will return to top form once he has recovered from back surgery.

Ortiz touched on rumors surrounding a UFC 99 return, how he would approach Andrei Arlovski, joining the Affliction announce team and his ideal time table for a return to action.

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Affliction: Day of Reckoning Press Conference news and notes

PRO MMA was in attendance for Affliction: Day of Reckoning’s final press conference at the House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard, Wednesday afternoon. After the official statements had been made by Affliction V.P. Tom Atencio and Golden Boy promoter, Oscar De La Hoya and the stare downs were over, PRO MMA went to work.

While a bulging disc has forced Chris Horodecki out of his bout with UFC veteran, Dan Lauzon, PRO MMA spoke with Horodecki moments after the press conference ended. Horodecki was upbeat and very confident heading into the bout.

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AFFLICTION M-1 “DAY OF RECKONING” fighters gather in Hollywood on Wednesday for final press conference

Los Angeles, CA (Jan 21, 2009) – WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko and former UFC Heavyweight Championship Andrei Arlovski, along with Affliction Entertainment, M-1 Global and Golden Boy Promotions gathered at the House of Blues today in Hollywood, Calif., for the final press conference and spoke about this Saturday’s Affliction M-1 “Day of Reckoning” pay-per-view event.

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THE INFO episode 3 – PRO MMA podcast

Darren Uyenoyama joined Matt De La Rosa and “Fast Eddie” Constantine on this edition of THE INFO. The Strikeforce and DREAM veteran talked about his plans for 2009 as well as his five year lay off from the sport. Matt and “Fast Eddie” discuss the K-1 and Kimbo Slice story, the De La Hoya vs Pacquiao … Read more

Oscar De La Hoya talks MMA and Affliction

Oscar De La Hoya was recently on NBC’s MMA Fight Weekly where they discussed Golden Boy’s involvement with MMA and why Golden Boy is holding a boxing card on the same night as Affliction: Day of Reckoning. Please like & share: