Golden Boy, Marco Antonio Barrera Announce Split

LOS ANGELES – After a successful five year relationship, Golden Boy Promotions and former World Champion Marco Antonio Barrera have amicably agreed to end their association with each other with Barrera having been released from his promotional contract and agreeing to give up his position as a partner in Golden Boy Promotions.

“Marco is ready to move in new direction with respect to his boxing career,” said President of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar de la Hoya.  “We respect him and want to honor his decision to make a change.  We wish him the best of luck and look forward to the prospects of working with him again in the future.”

 “While I have a great respect for Oscar de la Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions, I have decided that I wanted to take a new path with respect to my boxing career,” stated Barrera.  “I am pleased that we will move forward as friends.”

Golden Boy Promotions wishes Marco the best with the rest of his Hall of Fame career and is proud to have been a part of it.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Silencers on 07-15-2008

[QUOTE=mellow_mood;3773183]hey man.. why you think is a bad move???[/QUOTE] 1. He's over the hill so he shouldn't be fighting anymore. 2. The likelihood of him being successful with his own promotion company is not very high, with GBP as a…

Comment by MANGLER on 07-15-2008

He oughta just retire and let his legacy stand.

Comment by eazy_mas on 07-15-2008

[QUOTE=Scott9945;3767991][B][I][FONT=Arial]Barrera has been unhappy with GBP since the Marquez fight. This is no surprise at all.[/FONT][/I][/B][/QUOTE] At the same time Pac was fighting Jorge Solis and made more money than Barrera fighting Marquez which really ticked him off. He is…

Comment by mellow_mood on 07-15-2008

[QUOTE=Silencers;3769288]I still think it's a bad move, good luck to him anyway.[/QUOTE] hey man.. why you think is a bad move???

Comment by edgarg on 07-15-2008

[QUOTE=switchsouthpaw;3769719]Barrera actually has more education that all the other partners in Golden Boy combined, that list includes the name bearer of the company. Barrera has a B.S. degree from a top University in Mexico.[/QUOTE] Yes I know Barrera's reputed to…

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