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Schaefer To Propose Tournament To HBO, Showtime

By Rick Reeno

Richard Schaefer, CEO for Golden Boy Promotions, is planning to approach HBO and Showtime with the idea of staging a tournament at 147-pounds. Schaefer plans to have conversations next week with HBO and Showtime, regarding a tournament involving 4 to 8 welterweight fighters.

Some of the fighters involved could include Devon Alexander, Paulie Malignaggi, Lucas Matthysse, Marcos Maidana, Amir Khan, and others in the Golden Boy stable who are fighting from 140 to 147-pounds. Khan is a longshot to be involved and the tournament would likely take place in a single-elimination format.

Schaefer is also open to involving fighters who are not promoted by Golden Boy, like IBF champion Andre Berto.

"I'm going to have conversations next week with HBO and Showtime to seewhat we could put together. Four or maybe eight [fighters]," Schaefer said. "Maidana has already indicated that he would be open to big fights at 147. Matthysee would be willing to go up for big fights."

"Maybe we could do something where four fighters go against each other one weekend and next four could go against each other the next weekend, and then have the winners fight each other in three months."

If a network jumps on board, Schaefer would like to start the tournament as early as January.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tostao on 09-19-2011

what would schaefer said if smb. else tried to smuggle mallinagi in the tournament of the best ?

Comment by FromBA on 09-18-2011

Maidana will KO them all.

Comment by MarcianoFan on 09-18-2011

Heh. Schwarzenegger is harder to understand than Schaeffer, and he's been here even longer and had gotten paid in large part to speak English in both of his last 2 occupations.

Comment by mushahadeen on 09-18-2011

i'm sick of Richard Schaefer's Nazi accent. he's been in america forever, why does he still sound like a member of the SS?

Comment by MarcianoFan on 09-18-2011

While I agree that Pac, Floyd, etc. would ideally be part of any real championship-type tournament at 147, do any of you really think that would be realistic? Bob Arum might never let Pac fight a GBP fighter, much less…

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