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 Last update:  8/16/2012       Read more by Robert Morales         
   
Richard Schaefer Has His Eye on Several Olympic Boxers
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By Robert Morales

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer was in London for the Olympic Games. Like many, he wasn’'t thrilled about U.S. male boxers coming away empty-handed. But he found a silver lining as it pertains to the pro ranks.

"“I think you really need to look more at the style, which style is best suited for the pros,” Schaefer said. “And I think you look particularly at Puerto Rico, Mexico and the United States – even though in the last few Olympics they haven'’t done that well – they still have those very good fighters when it comes to the pros."

"“I think that a lot of the training in the Olympic programs in these countries is really better for a professional style than for an amateur style. While when you look at some of the other countries like the Cubans, like the eastern European blocs, they’re really better suited for the amateur ranks.”"

In other words, the future is very bright for some of those who did not medal.

“"So, are we, together with everyone else in the U.S., disappointed that our team didn’t bring back any medals?” Schaefer said. “Yes, of course, but that doesn’t mean that some of these fighters cannot  ecome successful pros and world champions and stars.”"

Schaefer said there are several boxers he is interested in signing out of the Olympics.

"“One from Mexico, one from Puerto Rico, one potentially two from the UK, and two from the U.S.,” Schaefer said. “Our plan is to put together a dream team of young fighters and then build them up really as global stars utilizing the various TV platforms we have.”"

When Schaefer was told that one of the U.S. boxers he was referring to must be bantamweight Joseph Diaz Jr., he balked.

"“I don’t want to start mentioning names,” Schaefer said. “You know how it is. As soon as I start mentioning names, everybody else is going to be like, ‘Well, let’s try to f**k it up for Golden Boy.”"

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