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Golden Boy VP Sees No Issues With Mayweather Card

By Edward Chaykovsky

A number of fans have been critical about the Showtime Pay-Per-View undercard to the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana rematch. The event is scheduled for September 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

As part of the PPV, WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz will defend his title against unknown Manuel Roman, Alfredo Angulo returns against James De La Rosa and Miguel Vazquez will defend his IBF lightweight title against Mickey Bey.

Roman and De La Rosa are not well known and both of them are huge underdogs in their respective fights. Vazquez-Bey is a competitive fight, but the awkward champion is not exactly known for a having a TV friendly style.

Golden Boy Promotions VP, Eric Gomez, is not bothered by some of the criticism out there. He believes the public holds Golden Boy to a higher standard than most, based on some of the recent Mayweather undercards which featured fights like Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse and Amir Khan vs. Luis Collazo.

After the 9/13 PPV is in the books, Gomez feels confident the audience will be satisfied with the card.

"Well, I think that we're a little bit of victims of ourselves. We are always competing against ourselves because we've had such great undercards, but that's just part of doing a Mayweather fight. Mayweather insists he wants to have good fights, important fights, so I think that with this undercard here you have two world title fights. You have a very exciting fight and Alfredo Angulo's fight," Gomez said.

"I know that that's one of the things that [Golden Boy President] Oscar [De La Hoya] also is very much interested in, making sure that the entire card from top to bottom is stacked and we're making good fights, and I know that from working in the past with Floyd and his team, with Leonard [Ellerbe], that they expect the same thing."

"So they want action-packed fights. They want to do title fights, and it's very important for the consumer to have a stacked show from top to bottom, and we're going to continue to do that."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sugarsmosley_ on 08-25-2014

This looks like a bob arum undercard. in fact, this may even be worse than pacquiaos next undercard.

Comment by JoeMan on 08-25-2014

What is he supposed to say? He's just a sheep, just like Espinoza

Comment by Deeznuts on 08-24-2014

We all know the reason. They need to make money of this card. Recently the big purse undercards are not working and barely boosting sales. Paying unknowns a couple grand to get slaughtered is the only way they can make…

Comment by mike gonzalez on 08-24-2014

I didn't pay the first fight and I ain't buying the second. I'll go to the go-go bar instead.

Comment by El-blanco on 08-24-2014

The canelo undercard was way better than this. I wonder what happened. showtime is doing old school wwf type matches, name fighter vs. can.

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