Golden Boy: Forbes vs. Perez LIVE Saturday on Fight Network
Fight Network Staff / January 9, 2013 - 12:17pm
Toronto – Canada's Fight Network, the world's premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, will present a live broadcast of Golden Boy Promotions this Saturday from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, headlined by a 10-round welterweight showdown pitting once-beaten prospect Johan Perez against well-travelled veteran Steve Forbes.
The live Golden Boy Promotions broadcast on Fight Network will begin at 9 p.m. ET.
"What better way to kick off our stacked 2013 live event calendar than with a solid night of boxing presented by Golden Boy Promotions," said Chad Midgley, VP of Programming & Production at Fight Network.
The 29-year-old Perez (15-1-1, 12 KOs) will look to rebound from his lone professional setback against Pablo Cesar Cano this past July. The Venezuelan holds notable wins over Alberto Mosquera, Kenny Galarza and Fernando Castaneda.
No stranger to longtime boxing fans, the 35-year-old Forbes (35-11, 11 KOs) has fought some of the biggest names in the sport, including the "Golden Boy" himself, Oscar De La Hoya, as well as IBF light middleweight champion Cornelius Bundrage, former IBF and WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto and red-hot unbeaten prospects Karim Mayfield and Jessie Vargas. Forbes will be looking to return to the win column, having dropped eight of his past 11 bouts.
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About Golden Boy Promotions:
Los Angeles-based Golden Boy Promotions was established in 2002 by Oscar De La Hoya, the first Hispanic to own a national boxing promotional company. In 2007, in its fifth year of promoting, Golden Boy Promotions set a record by selling over 2.5 million in pay-per-view homes in a single night. Also in 2007, Golden Boy Promotions established the record for highest grossing pay-per-view homes in a single year with more than 4 million total. Golden Boy Promotions is one of boxing's most active and respected promoters, presenting shows in packed venues around the United States on networks such as HBO, SHOWTIME, TeleFutura, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports Net.
Golden Boy Promotions currently has over 50 fighters under contract, from future Hall of Famers Bernard Hopkins and Erik Morales to current world champions and superstars Devon Alexander, Canelo Alvarez, Adrien Broner, Pablo Cesar Cano, Danny Garcia, Robert Guerrero, David Haye, Chris John, Amir Khan, Marcos Maidana, Abner Mares, Paulie Malignaggi, Anselmo Moreno, Victor Ortiz, Leo Santa Cruz and Humberto Soto. Also included on the company's roster are top contenders Librado Andrade, Alfredo Angulo, Erislandy Lara, Daniel Ponce De Leon, Jorge Linares, James Kirkland, Lucas Matthysse, Seth Mitchell and Peter Quillin as well as highly regarded prospects Randy Caballero, Omar Figueroa, Eddie Gomez, Antonio Orozco, Keith Thurman and Deontay Wilder.