Advertisement

Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

De La Hoya Confirms KO Bonus at Stake For KO Kings II

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

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Thickback on 07-17-2013

[QUOTE=whoseyourdaddy;13564836]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;13564752]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…

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…

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;13563382]you're right about 5 other people in NSB with Lara…

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

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (18)
Top Headlines Mike Tyson Thinks Klitschko Can Win, Joshua Better Than Wilder Joshua Details Strategy to Limit Klitschko's Excessive Holding Daily Bread Mailbag: Berto, Canelo-Chavez, Klitschko-Joshua, More Quigg Has No Issue Going To Vegas For Santa Cruz or Mares Campbell: Rubio Being Blamed For Amir Khan's Loss Was Bullsh*t! SHO's Espinoza Wonders if UFC Really Want Mayweather-McGregor Video: Joseph Parker, Kevin Barry Talks Joshua-Klitschko, More Hearn: If Joshua Beats Klitschko, He's The Biggest Star in Boxing Anthony Dirrell Waits For Smith Date, Backs Klitschko To Win Does Joshua Have To Beat Klitschko For The Division To Flourish? Casey Ramos Bounces Back, Decision Miguel Beltran Over Ten Pacquiao: I Had a Dream of 'Controversial' Loss To Mayweather Chavez: I Was Inactive, Injured, Didn't Train - So Canelo Picked Me Klitschko Smiles: I Know What Joshua is Thinking, What He Will Do Photos: Zambrano-Marrero, Rosario-Gallimore - Official Weigh-In Former Opponent Reflects on How Joshua Ended His Career Joshua: This Could Be Easy, I Could Go in and Catch Klitschko Amir Khan: It Makes Sense To Fight Kell Brook Now! Bellew Claims Joshua Threatened Klitschko During Face To Face Photos: Canelo vs. Chavez - Their Brothers Are Ready For War! Casey Ramos Will Aim To Impress Against Beltran in Burbank Klitschko Says The Spirit of Steward Will Be With Him at Wembley D'Mitrius Ballard vs. Ulises Sierra - Golden Boy on ESPN, May 18 Kubrat Pulev Defeats Kevin Johnson, Eyes Joshua-Klitschko Winner Tyson Fury: Back To Training, On a Mission To Set Record Straight Lennox Lewis: Joshua is Backed By Entire Country, I Never Was Wilder to Bellew Face-to-Face: You Ain't Dealt With This Power! Klitschko: I Never Seen Joshua Look So Big, He's Schwarzenegger Joshua Annoyed With Klitschko Saying Wembley Card is "His Event" Amir Khan: Joshua Seems Very Nervous, Hope He Doesn't Freeze Hearn: Fight This Tough Should've Come Much Later for Joshua Joe Cordina: To Have Hearn, Sky Backing Me Is Amazing Photos: Quigg-Simion, Campbell-Perez, Taylor-Meinke - Weigh-In Photos: Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko - Ready For Battle Hearn: Eubank Jr. Don't Want Golovkin, Father Holding Him Back! Anthony Joshua: I Think I Have To Fight in The U.S.; It's Important Joshua Weighs in at 250 Pounds; Klitschko Weighs 240¼ Pounds De La Hoya Expects To See Canelo vs. Golovkin in 2017 Frank Warren Has No Doubt Saunders Will Handle Khurtsidze Zolani Tete Targets Yamanaka, Zhakiyanov Title Unifications
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement