Golden Boy To Have at Least 24 Shows in ESPN Platforms in 2018

By Steve Kim

This Thursday night from Cancun, Mexico another edition of 'Golden Boy on ESPN' takes place that features a junior bantamweight contest between Jose Martinez and Jesus Martinez, and prospects Vergil Ortiz and Alexis Rocha will be featured on the undercard.

Last year, Golden Boy Promotions struck a deal to have shows on the various platforms on ESPN and 2018 is already being mapped out.

Eric Gomez, the president of Golden Boy advised - "We've got our dates already, we're looking at them with ESPN. They gave us the dates, we try to adjust where we need to and then we go from there. But we've already got our dates."


So just how many shows will there be?

"There's a guarantee of 24 with the potential of maybe doing a couple more,"answered Gomez, who added,"but it depends on if they're championship caliber fights, special events. But for sure it's 24."

ESPN will be televising Golden Boy cards on November 30th and December 14th to close out 2017.

On the November 30th show, Lamont Roach, Jr. (15-0, 6 KOs) will make his headlining debut as he defends his WBC Youth Super Featherweight Title against Filipino contender Rey "Flash" Perez (21-8, 6 KOs) at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland.

In the co-main event, Jose "Wonder Boy" Lopez (18-1-1, 13 KOs) of Carolina, Puerto Rico will make his return as he takes on Miguel "Miguelito" Gonzalez (21-3, 18 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico for the WBO International Super Featherweight Title. And Manuel "Tino" Avila (22-1, 8 KOs) will round out the TV card, and he will take on Raul "El Bule" Hidalgo (26-15, 19 KOs) of Chihuahua, Mexico in a 10-round featherweight event.

 ESPN3 (English) and ESPN Deportes (Spanish) will transmit the fights live at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. Undercard transmission airs on ESPN3 at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.ESPN2 will air the fight at 11 p.m.ET/8 p.m. PT.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by A.K on 11-14-2017

Problem with golden boy cards is they have no talent

Comment by ELHITMAN606 on 11-14-2017

[QUOTE=Taxman2000;18208438]You people are idiots stop the hate,the golden boy series are great fights with some fights being the future super stars like king Ryan garcia and virgel ortiz[/QUOTE] How are they future stars they're nothing but unproven prospects

Comment by The Big Dunn on 11-14-2017

I've enjoyed the ESPN GBP cards. Yeah, some are garbage but you can't fault Blow de la Victoria Secrets for the way he builds his young fighters. I am just happy that I can sit down on a Thurs or…

Comment by The Gambler1981 on 11-14-2017

I like the quantity but would like the quality to go up a bit, and would sacrifice a bit of quantity for better quality but it is boxing on tv and it is not that much worse than FNF on…

Comment by rckdees on 11-14-2017

Wasn’t these clowns along with scumbag bob trying to sue Haymon for this exact same thing

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