For a company that was almost doomed by the likes of Richard Schaefer and Al Haymon two years ago, it ended up being Golden Boy Promotions who become the real winner in boxing in 2015. Golden Boy received numerous end of the year awards by various media outlets throughout the industry and was deemed Promoter of the Year by many. With fights like Matthysse-Provodnikov, Canelo-Cotto, and Vargas-Muira, Oscar De La Hoya is ready to continue building his empire.
Golden Boy Promotions received honorable Fight of the Year, Fighter of the Year, and Event of the Yearmentions by Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, The Bleacher Report, The RING Magazine, FightNews, Boxing Scene and The Sweet Science, which included WBC, RING Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs), WBC Lightweight World Champion Jorge "El Nino De Oro" Linares (40-3, 27 KOs), former WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs), WBC Super Featherweight World Champion Francisco "El Bandido" Vargas (23-0-1, 17 KOs) and former IBF Middleweight World Champion David Lemieux (34-3, 31 KOs).
"I'm thrilled that the media recognized Golden Boy with these well-deserved accolades but not surprised because I meant what I said when we started off the year 2015: Golden Boy is in the business of putting the best against the best to give the fans the fights they want to see," said Oscar De La Hoya.
Golden Boy's stable did take some hits this year as fan favorite's Lucas Matthysse and David Lemieux suffered losses, however that's the risk you take by putting the best against the best. Oscar has no plans of tune-ups or slowing down.