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 Last update:  7/16/2013       Read more by Jake Donovan         
   
De La Hoya Confirms KO Bonus at Stake For KO Kings II
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By Jake Donovan

For boxing fans, the upcoming July 27 Showtime-televised tripleheader is a lifesaver amidst a dismal summer schedule. Not only are all three bouts compelling, but each of the six fighters involved in the telecast will be properly motivated to not only win but look good doing so.

The card, which takes place at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, is the second edition of Golden Boy Promotions’ ‘Knockout Kings’ series, aptly named ‘Knockout Kings II’. The series first debuted last September, when Golden Boy put together a televised quadrupleheader, headlined by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in a one-sided knockout versus Josesito Lopez.

As one bad decision after another rained down on the boxing industry, Golden Boy put its best foot forward to deliver a card that would all but guarantee a knockout ending – or at least the threat of a knockout – in every fight. An added incentive was offered to the winner, in the form of a bonus. The same principle is applied in next weekend’s show.

“I will be introducing a bonus for the best knockout among thee three televised fights,” Oscar de la Hoya, president of Golden Boy Promotions, announced Tuesday afternoon during a media conference call.

Alvarez collected the bonus last September, with his destruction of Lopez earning him an extra $100,000 on an already lucrative evening for the unbeaten Mexican star. His knockout was deemed best of the night, as voted by Showtime viewers.

The details surrounding next weekend’s bonus payout have yet to be confirmed or finalized. What was confirmed was that it will be enough to properly motivate all six participants, which in turn can only benefit the fans in the arena or watching at home.

“I have to decide (on the dollar amount) – I’m talking over with Mike Battah (of Leija Battah Promotions, the local promoter handling the event). It will be a substantial amount,” de la Hoya said when asked of the final payout and how the winner will be determined. “We will try to do (the fan voting) again. It’s definitely going to make it more exciting and give the fans their money’s worth.”

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of the Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America.

Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

Tags: Oscar De La Hoya , Golden Boy Promotions


 

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comment by Thickback, on 07-17-2013
[QUOTE=whoseyourdaddy]pretty good incentive if you ask me, and I agree there should also be fight of the night for wars like Marquez vs Juan Diaz, Bradley-Provo, Barrera-Morales etc.[/QUOTE] Those fights definitely deserved bonuses!

comment by whoseyourdaddy, on 07-17-2013
[QUOTE=Thickback]Golden Boy being inovative like this is good for boxing. It also gives boxers reason to keep at it even when they are way ahead in a fight. They should add a fight of the night bonus like the UFC as well. Having the fans pick the winner keeps it fair as well. I just wish ESPN...

comment by Thickback, on 07-17-2013
Golden Boy being inovative like this is good for boxing. It also gives boxers reason to keep at it even when they are way ahead in a fight. They should add a fight of the night bonus like the UFC as well. Having the fans pick the winner keeps it fair as well. I just wish ESPN was more pro-box...

comment by mex602, on 07-16-2013
:biggthump hahaha I like rigo and gamboa BUT there is some nationalistic cuban people on here who are ruining it for me some claim lara to be #1 at 154...smh [QUOTE=MANIAC310]you're right about 5 other people in NSB with Lara and Gamboa avy's were with you.[/QUOTE]

comment by dlee020420, on 07-16-2013
I feel soto karass will win this and be given the bonus... unless berto shows us something for once

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