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Golden Boy Puts Mosley-Margarito in L.A.; “Day of Reckoning” Kind of Screwed

(Will Andrei Arlovski be the man to beat Fedor Emelianenko? Will anybody actually get to see it?)

Let’s get this out of the way first: If you didn’t watch Manny Pacquiao’s one-sided walloping of Oscar De La Hoya last night, click here. My God this Mexecutioner.

Okay now. We’ve already told you that boxing promotion juggernaut Golden Boy’s relationship with Affliction could be described as "non-committal" at best. What was originally announced as a grand partnership devolved into straight-up rivalry when GB scheduled a superfight between welterweight stars "Sugar" Shane Mosley and Antonio Margarito on January 24th, the same night as Affliction’s "Day of Reckoning" event. And it gets worse: The match is slated to go down at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, about a half-hour drive (depending on traffic) from Affliction’s venue of the Honda Center in Anaheim.

"Day of Reckoning"’s original date of October 11th was canceled due to nearly non-existant ticket sales, and they weren’t even competing with a major boxing match on the same day for attendance and local media coverage. Simply put, Mosley/Margarito on 1/24 is a death-blow for Affliction. It’s hard to envision them filling an arena without rescheduling the event yet again. Still, Fabricio Werdum is under the impression that Affliction has promised 16 events in 2009. Quite a lofty goal for an organization that has put on exactly one event in the last five months. But hey — everybody gotta have a dream.

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Shatteredhawk- December 8, 2008 at 3:01 pm
Its nice to see Fedor is fighting real Prime Rib these days. Only thing better would be a brother vs brother match...*sigh* only if Aleskander can get his head out of his ass.
PITBULL!!- December 8, 2008 at 7:28 am
i like your thinking Fedorable!, I love everyone under estimating AA thinking Fedor is gonna walk through him!! I get the feeling these are the same people who had the common sense to say Couture was gonna mop up BROCK! HAHA! I for one definitely think this will be on hell of a match and I'm even gonna as far as to put down $100 on Pitbull and when that upset pulls through im gonna laugh my balls of all the way to the bank!! then im gonna take TUF GUYS mom to the Ponderosa!
daniel- December 8, 2008 at 4:57 am
That's great! You can enjoy this.I know the first and largest dating site for Cougars and Young Men ... Sugar Mommy Match.C o m ... where cougars and young men seeking love! That's cool!
geoff- December 8, 2008 at 1:58 am
u know dana knew about this shit early on...
Joe T- December 8, 2008 at 12:08 am
the Mexicutioner was too quick for a very old looking Oscar. i watched the fight on youtube before it was pulled, and my first thought was he gave it away to make a bigger payday with the rematch, but then I read today that he might hang up the gloves and Manny will now fight Hatton. Glad I didn't pay for the fight though, Oscar didn't fight enough to make it exciting.

B- December 7, 2008 at 9:40 pm
c) My ex-girfriend.
L- December 7, 2008 at 9:25 pm
^ @:
"J Says:
Sun, 12/07/2008 - 12:47

Affliction will go down faster than:

a) Ken Shamrock's career
b) Kimbo against Petruzelli
c) Jenna Jameson
d) All of the above"
L- December 7, 2008 at 9:24 pm
rofl, I like Fedor (which I guess is somehow synonymous with Afflection), but that's gold.
Nikolai- December 7, 2008 at 8:43 pm
where is the UFC counter programming?
Anonymous- December 7, 2008 at 8:10 pm
Anyone thinking there are backdoor deals going on UFC and Golden Boy? Or at least they are buddy buddy right now? Dana will do anyting to stick it to Affliction, or any other MMA organization.
Anonymous- December 7, 2008 at 8:02 pm
He has beaten some of the best Mexican boxers. That is why he IS the mexecutioner.
MaskedMan- December 7, 2008 at 6:53 pm
I like affliction,I don't like cage
chopstickthugz- December 7, 2008 at 5:28 pm
i already bought the ticket for Affliction 2... it cost me more than 1st time though it's a basically same seat and i heard ppl only paid $45 for the 1st event at the gate wtf...

anyways i really hope to see Affliction doing their thing! at least one more to see Barnett vs Fedor
Anonymous- December 7, 2008 at 3:22 pm
Werdum needs to fire his management (his sister), because he gets a lot of bad information relayed to him. He didn't know he was released by the UFC, and now this...
Sodak- December 7, 2008 at 2:21 pm
I didn't realize they lost that much but really 3 million what is that like 40 affliction shirts.
Fedorable- December 7, 2008 at 1:49 pm
Fedor is gonna be lit up. I can't wait. AA has better striking then anyone that fedor has ever gone against, besides Mirko, but i still think that AA is tops when it comes to striking. AA has also been training with boxing guru Freddie Roach, while Fedor has been losing at Sambo and filming movies... i think fedor is just looking past AA, which will turn out to be a huge mistake

AA by tko rnd 2
Michaelthebox- December 7, 2008 at 1:40 pm
Sodak: If you define doing decent as losing their shirt, yes, they did decent going against a free UFC card.

My estimate was they lost AT LEAST 3 million dollars putting on that event.
Frank- December 7, 2008 at 1:38 pm
I'll be there at Honda Center watching Fedor murdalize Arlovski. I don't care what's going to be happening down the road at Staples.
Sodak- December 7, 2008 at 1:27 pm
Affliction did decent going against a free ufc card, they should be allright. personally i'd take a good mma card over a boxing match anyday.
Emo Sux- December 7, 2008 at 1:08 pm
@ anonymous:

Nobody said PAC was a mexican... It was stated that he is a Mexecutioner: one who executes mexicans....

on other news, Affliction is a joke...
krazy pony- December 7, 2008 at 12:53 pm
Pacman vs Floyd would be pretty sweet right about now.

I hope Affliction lasts for at least this one last show because i wanna see Fedor vs Arlovski.
J- December 7, 2008 at 12:47 pm
Affliction will go down faster than:

a) Ken Shamrock's career
b) Kimbo against Petruzelli
c) Jenna Jameson
d) All of the above
Babalu- December 7, 2008 at 11:46 am
ROFLMAO at the Godzilla sound when they showed Arlovski in that clip. That was priceless!
Anonymous- December 7, 2008 at 11:35 am
That was a great fight. Watched it last night at the local pub. I couldn't believe how badly De La Hoya was picked apart. Pacman looked about 2x quicker, DLH couldn't even hit him. I almost felt bad, but then remembered I had 20$ on the fight. Woo. Haha. Retire De La Hoya, please. You don't want to be one of those old guys who used to be good (Ken Shamrock).

On to the actual news, wow that sucks. I did not know that was on the same day, honestly all I want to see is the main event for both those events, so it shouldn't be too bad. I think Margarito will KO Mosley, even though I love Mosley. Also see Fedor KO Arlovski. Both should be good fights though. I think January is going to be a great month for fights. The week after these events is the GSP-BJ fight, not bad.

Anyways it seems like Golden Boy is trying to get Affliction to fuck off, sadly it might happen. I really hope they dont cancel this event. I need my dose of Fedor ass-kickery.
Kissenger- December 7, 2008 at 11:26 am
I honestly think that Affliction has a better product than the UFC, but this shit with Golden Boy is fucking up their shit. Ya feels me?