By Steve Kim
Tom Loeffler, who is best known for his association with the Klitschko brothers and middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, recently formed his own promotional company, 360 Promotions, which is staging this weekends 'SuperFly 2' event at the Forum in Inglewood, California.
On Friday he unveiled plans for a regular club show to develop young boxers that will begin next month.
"It's going to be March 27th at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood," Loeffler revealed to a group of reporters at a media breakfast. "So it'll be a series like every other month, every two months we'll do it. Combined with our HBO dates, that will give us enough dates and slots to be able to sign young talent and bring them up to a point where they could get on premium cable."
These cards will take place on Tuesday nights.
As for these shows being televised, Loeffler stated - "We're working on the platform, right now. It looks like it will be on a streaming platform but we have had interest from broadcast platforms. So we'll see, naturally, whatever the best platform will be. The first fight (card) will be streamed."
While based in Los Angeles, 360 Promotions has the ability to branch out to other markets.
Loeffler explained - "With Ryan Martin for example, he's from Chatanooga, Tennesse, and I could easily see something there. I'm a big believer in building up a fighter in their home base. With 'Triple G' (Gennady Golovkin) we made his home base in New York at the (Madison Square) Garden, then it became the West Coast here at the StubHub (Center) and the Forum.
"But if there's a local fighter, then I'm a big believer in first building up the foundation of local support with ticket sales."
Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.