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WHO IS, WHO IS NOT, AND WHO WON'T BE A GOLDEN BOY FIGHTER

By Ben Thompson | June 06, 2014
WHO IS, WHO IS NOT, AND WHO WON'T BE A GOLDEN BOY FIGHTER

Following the recent departure of former CEO Richard Schaefer, there's been much confusion about who is and who is not a Golden Boy Promotions fighter. Currently, the company's website lists 78 active fighters on their roster. While that sounds impressive, there's a small catch...some of those 78 fighters are not formally signed to contracts with Golden Boy Promotions. At least a third of their roster is advised by Al Haymon, and the vast majority of his fighters are promotional free agents. Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya must now figure out which fighters are his, which fighters are not, and which fighters are near the end of their contracts.

While some of Haymon's fighters, like Jermell Charlo, Keith Thurman, and Gary Russell Jr., are already free agents, several sources have confirmed that virtually all of his fighters are already approaching the end of their contracts and currently have no plans of resigning with Golden Boy Promotions. That includes fighters like Devon Alexander, whose final fight with Golden Boy will take place on June 21 when he takes on Jesus Soto Karass. To make matters worse for De La Hoya, one of his own partners, unified light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins, doesn't even have a signed contract with the company. Essentially, De La Hoya could soon be faced with the reality that, with the exception of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, every major star on his roster will be gone by 2015.

Below is a list of the active fighters that Golden Boy Promotions currently has on their website. Those that are advised by Al Haymon are denoted with [AH] before their name. As previously stated, according to our sources, virtually all of them are either already free agents or on the verge of becoming free agents in the very near future. In other words, don't expect the following fighters to remain on the Golden Boy roster: Leo Santa Cruz, Gary Russell Jr., Omar Figueroa Jr., Danny Garcia, Lamont Peterson, Adrien Broner, Amir Khan, Devon Alexander, Keith Thurman, Luis Collazo, Marcos Maidana, Paulie Malignaggi, Robert Guerrero, Victor Ortiz, Erislandy Lara, Jermell Charlo, Daniel Jacobs, Peter Quillin, Librado Andrade, Enrique Ornelas, Deontay Wilder, Seth Mitchell, Lucas Matthysse*, and Abner Mares*. If you're wondering who that leaves as Golden Boy fighters, check out the list below (minus the Al Haymon fighters).

JUNIOR BANTAMWEIGHT

  • Ivan Morales
BANTAMWEIGHT

  • Cesar Seda
  • Randy Caballero
JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHT

  • Cristian Mijares
  • Diego de la Hoya
  • Joseph Diaz Jr.
  • [AH] - Leo Santa Cruz
  • Manuel Avila
  • Santiago Guevara
  • Yoandris Salinas
FEATHERWEIGHT

  • [AH] - Abner Mares
  • Braulio Santos
  • Daniel Ponce De Leon
  • [AH] - Gary Russell Jr.
  • Jayson Velez
  • Joseph Rodriguez
  • Julian Ramirez
  • Rene Alvarado
  • Ronny Rios
JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT

  • Francisco Vargas
  • Sergio Thompson
  • Vicente Escobedo
  • Will Tomlinson
LIGHTWEIGHT

  • Abner Cotto
  • Adan Mares
  • Jamie Kavanagh
  • Jeffrey Fontanez
  • Jorge Linares
  • [AH] - Omar Figueroa Jr.
  • Roberto Manzanarez
  • Sharif Bogere
JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT

  • [AH] - Adrien Broner
  • Antonio Orozco
  • [AH] - Danny Garcia
  • Erik Morales
  • Fidel Maldonado Jr.
  • Frankie Gomez
  • Humberto Soto
  • Jairo Castaneda
  • Johan Perez
  • [AH] - Lamont Peterson
  • [AH] - Lucas Matthysse
  • Mauricio Herrera
  • Michael Perez
  • Pablo Cesar Cano
  • Roberto Ortiz
  • Zab Judah
  • Zachary Ochoa
WELTERWEIGHT

  • [AH] - Amir Khan
  • [AH] - Devon Alexander
  • Jesus Soto Karass
  • Jorge Silva
  • [AH] - Keith Thurman
  • [AH] - Luis Collazo
  • [AH] - Marcos Maidana
  • [AH] - Paulie Malignaggi
  • [AH] - Robert Guerrero
  • Sadam Ali
  • [AH] - Victor Ortiz
JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT

  • Alfonso Blanco
  • Alfredo Angulo
  • Eddie Gomez
  • [AH] - Erislandy Lara
  • Gerardo Ibarra
  • [AH] - Jermell Charlo
  • Phil Lo Greco
  • Saul Alvarez
MIDDLEWEIGHT

  • Anthony Ogogo
  • [AH] - Daniel Jacobs
  • [AH] - Peter Quillin
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT

  • D'Mitrius Ballard
  • [AH] - Librado Andrade
  • Marco Antonio Periban
  • Yamaguchi Falcao
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

  • Bernard Hopkins (free agent)
  • [AH] - Enrique Ornelas
HEAVYWEIGHT

  • [AH] - Deontay Wilder
  • [AH] - Seth Mitchell
* Note: Of all the fighters currently being advised by Al Haymon, we're told that Lucas Matthysse and Abner Mares are the only ones that may actually remain with Golden Boy Promotions for an extended period due to their contract.



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