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Golden Boy Can’t Be Bothered With Affliction’s Problems

(‘Affliction…nope, sorry, doesn’t ring a bell.’)

Remember when Affliction trumpeted a huge announcement, which was mostly a ploy to detract attention from the “rescheduling” of their second event?  And remember when that huge announcement was that they would be partnering with Golden Boy Promotions, thus bringing the feuding cousins of MMA and boxing together?  And then Golden Boy said, ‘screw that,’ and decided to promote a competing boxing match on the same night?  

Well on today’s conference call to promote the upcoming De La Hoya-Pacquiao fight, the ever-intrepid Michael David Smith (or MDS, if you’re nasty) of MMA Fanhouse hit Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer with a question about whether they’d really be promoting both the Affliction: Day of Reckoning card and the Mosley-Margarito bout on the same night.  His answer was the equivalent of when you asked your mom if you could stop for ice cream after soccer practice and she responded with, ‘We’ll see.’

"I don’t want to talk about it right now," Schaefer said. "We’re still trying to finalize it. The one thing I know for sure is that Antonio Margarito and Sugar Shane Mosley will be fighting on January 24."

I don’t know about you, but to me that does not sound like a man who is involved in a solid partnership that he is genuinely excited about.  Granted, Schaefer’s first order of business on this call was to promote the upcoming fight, not one in January, but he stopped just short of saying that he does not know, nor does he care what Affliction does on Jan. 24.  Will they have a show at all?  Your guess is probably as good as Schaefer’s, with the difference being that you might actually give a damn.

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MMA Wannabe- December 1, 2008 at 9:31 pm
Golden Boy is starting to sound like the guy who got drunk and slept with the clingy, fat chick at the party. He doesn't want anything to do with her, but she's claiming to be his main squeeze... now he's regretting getting lost in her gravy-filled rolls.
Josh Aint Thug- December 1, 2008 at 4:57 pm
So they went from trying to run a boxing/mma card to running their own events on the same night.

Pretty soon they wont even be sleeping in the same room at night. Awkward.

mattio- December 1, 2008 at 4:56 pm
I think Fedor is going to fight in Japan on New Year's Eve and that Affliction will announce the cancellation of their second show and the folding of their promotion a few days after that.
Joe T- December 1, 2008 at 3:46 pm
exciting?....Margarito v. Mosley?....zzzzz....

Anonymous- December 1, 2008 at 3:44 pm
Slightly off topic:

I haven't read this anywhere, but did anyone notice Scott Smith after his recent KO of Terry Martin say congratulations to Tom Atencio for his marriage in Canada to his longtime partner Steve (not sure of the name, but it was a mans name).

Now by no means am I trying to say anything negative or positive about being gay, I'm just wondering if this was true, or a ribbing of Tom by Smith?? (or it may be a completely different guy he was talking about?)

Potato, investigate!!

On topic - I'd like to see Arlovski vs Fedor, so please Affliction live to see this date!!

kissenger- December 1, 2008 at 3:43 pm
The first Affliction card was awesome. I would bet the house that the second one will be more exciting than the Margarito-Mosley fight.
Anonymous- December 1, 2008 at 3:12 pm