Golden Boy's Knockout Kings Card To Have KO Bonus

By Jake Donovan

Less than a year removed from its ‘Knockout Kings’ card in Las Vegas, Golden Boy Promotions is prepared to turn the card’s theme into a time-honored tradition. Included in those plans is the promise to properly reward the fighter who provides the night’s most memorable ending.

Oscar de la Hoya, president of Golden Boy Promotions, confirmed via Twitter the promise to bring back the knockout bonus, which will be at stake for the July 27 Showtime-televised tripleheader in San Antonio.

“Golden Boy Promotions will be doing a bonus for the best knockout of the night, July 27 (at the) AT&T Center,” de la Hoya announced of the forthcoming card, aptly named ‘Knockout Kings 2.’

The tripleheader features a pair of welterweight bouts – former titlist Andre Berto versus Jesus Soto Karass, and unbeaten contenders Keith Thurman and Diego Chavez fighting for an interim title – as well as a local favorite, rising lightweight contender Omar Figueroa versus Japan’s Nihito Arakawa.

The exact amount of the bonus has yet to be confirmed; last September’s prize was $50,000, which went to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez for his 4th round knockout of Josesito Lopez in their Las Vegas bout atop a show loaded with sidebars. The super welterweight contest topped a televised quadruple header on Showtime, directly competing with Sergio Martinez’ points win over Julio Cesar Chavez on an HBO PPV card which took place barely two miles away.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board, Yahoo Boxing Ratings Panel and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 06-12-2013

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;13466389]Figueroa may have the easiest fight,saw the Japanese guy last year on Mex tv vs Daniel Estrada, tuff but all he did was soak up punnishment...this 1 borders on a mismatch...[/QUOTE] Maybe, Omar Figueroa does not convinse me, he is…

Comment by nycsmooth on 06-12-2013

Figueroa may have the easiest fight,saw the Japanese guy last year on Mex tv vs Daniel Estrada, tuff but all he did was soak up punnishment...this 1 borders on a mismatch...

Comment by Jaliscoguey13 on 06-11-2013

I think all three of those fights end in a knockout.

Comment by Mayweather41-0 on 06-11-2013

[QUOTE=kiaba360;13466243]True, but since Chaves/Thurman are both punchers and fight as such, I expect a sudden and brutal KO.[/QUOTE] I hear ya that is going to be an explosive fight.

Comment by kiaba360 on 06-11-2013

[QUOTE=Mayweather41-0;13466237]Omar Figueroa may take it also dude is a Knockout Artist.[/QUOTE] True, but since Chaves/Thurman are both punchers and fight as such, I expect a sudden and brutal KO.

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