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Golden Boy's Fox Sports 1 Series Kicks Off on August 19th

NEW YORK - Big-time boxing hits Broadway on Monday, August 19 when the brand new Golden Boy Live!series premieres on FOX Sports 1, America's new sports network,from Best Buy Theater in Manhattan with an exciting tripleheader. Headlining this groundbreaking event is top middleweight contender Danny Jacobs of Brooklyn facing former world title challenger Giovanni Lorenzo of Manhattan in a 10-round bout for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Championship.

In the co-main event, the Bronx's Eddie Gomez risks his perfect professional record in an eight-round welterweight match-up against Philadelphia veteran Steve Upsher Chambers.

Adding to the local New York City flavor is 2012 U.S. Olympian and Staten Island native Marcus Browne who will be featured in a televised fight against an opponent to be determined as well as bantamweight prospect and Brooklynite Claude Staten Jr. who will be featured on the non-televised portion of the fight card.

The event airs live on FOX Sports 1, marking the first of 24 Golden Boy Live! events televised by the network over the next year, bringing world class boxing into the living rooms of sports fans nationwide during primetime.

"The launch of FOX Sports 1 is a major event not only for boxing, but the sports world," said Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. "Our goal at Golden Boy Promotions is to bring boxing into the homes of sports fans and with this new series, more people than ever will have access to these great fights."

"FOX Sports 1 is thrilled to kick off its relationship with Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions with an event of this magnitude," said Patrick Crakes, FOX Sports SVP of Programming & Research. "This card shows just what Golden Boy can bring together, and being able to offer this kind of sports programming to the FOX Sports 1 prime time audience is an awesome opportunity."

Highlighting the importance of the series' debut, numerous stars from the boxing, entertainment and sports worlds are expected to attend including Oscar De La Hoya, future Hall of Famer and current IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins and former Two-Time World Champion Paulie Malignaggi.

Jacobs vs. Lorenzo is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and O'Reilly Auto Parts. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. ET with the first bell sounding at 8:00 p.m. ET. The FOX Sports 1 broadcast airs live at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets, priced at $125, $60 and $35, plus applicable taxes, fees and service charges, are on sale now and available for purchase online at www.axs.com, by phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849) and at the Best Buy Theater Box Office between 12:00 p.m. ET and 6:00 p.m. ET.

After surviving a harrowing bout with cancer, Brooklyn's Danny "Miracle Man" Jacobs (25-1, 22 KO's) made the comeback of a lifetime in 2012, returning to the ring to knock out Josh Luteran and Chris Fitzpatrick, but this inspirational 26-year-old won't be satisfied until he has a world championship belt around his waist and a win on August 19 will move him even closer to his goal.

A native of the Dominican Republic now making his home in Manhattan, 32-year-old Giovanni Lorenzo (32-5, 24 KO's) has made a name for himself as one the top middleweights in the world for years, challenging Sebastian Sylvester, Felix Sturm and Hassan N'Dam for the 160-pound championship. He has yet to secure a belt, making his bout against Jacobs a critical one as he looks to take his career to a new level.

Former amateur star Eddie Gomez (14-0, 9 KO's) has had a phenomenal run as a professional thus far, winning all 14 of his bouts against increasingly more difficult competition. With five wins in 2012, the Bronx product has added two more wins to his ledger in 2013, knocking out Javier Gomez in March and shutting out Luis Hernandez in April.

Philadelphia's Steve Upsher Chambers (24-2-1, 6 KO's) is unbeaten in 20 of his last 22 bouts, with his only loss coming against former World Champion Luis Collazo in a hard-fought eight-round battle last October. Eager to get back into the ring and start a new winning streak, the 28-year-old veteran gets his chance on national television against Gomez on August 19.

Well on his way to becoming the best boxer ever produced by the borough of Staten Island, 2012 United States Olympian "Sir" Marcus Browne (5-0, 5 KO's) has dominated everyone in his path since turning pro in November of 2012. Victorious in each of his five bouts, with all of those wins coming by way of knockout, the 22-year-old light heavyweight is coming off of a second-round technical knockout win over Ricardo Campillo in June that once again showed his power and poise in the ring.

The perfect example of New York's claim as the world's melting pot, Brooklyn's Claude Staten Jr. (1-0) proudly represents his Portuguese, Chinese and Panamanian heritage every time he steps into the ring. A former New York and National Golden Gloves participant as an amateur, Staten took his talents to the pro game in March of 2013, impressing his hometown fans at Barclays Center with a shutout victory over Mike Hill.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ladiesman217 on 08-19-2013

Will undercard fights that aren't part of the PPV be televised on FS1? Kinda like how the prelims at UFC are on FX. GBP is doing everything they can to spread boxing back to the mainstream. What is Arum doing?…

Comment by fceeviper on 07-23-2013

Good for GBP, good for Fox, good for boxing fans! :boxing:

Comment by HeroBando on 07-23-2013

BTW, I applaud any extra boxing on TV, whatever the motives (here probably Showtime's tight budget). But GBP has had control over Fox Deportes for a while, and those shows blow chunks and not even reliable schedule wise. And that…

Comment by HeroBando on 07-23-2013

[QUOTE=DanboSmitty;13582542]Goldenboy is killing TR and HBO right now. They can do no wrong for the moment.[/QUOTE] I'm not sure about this. Here are the best fights broadcast on premium channels this year: Bradley Prov, Rios Alvarado, Froch Kessler, Lara Angulo.…

Comment by ramblingalp on 07-23-2013

[QUOTE=DanboSmitty;13582542]Goldenboy is killing TR and HBO right now. They can do no wrong for the moment.[/QUOTE] Hopefully, they'll keep the bar set high for their competitors. It's a win-win situation for all of us boxing junkies.

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