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Jan. 24 Mosley vs. Margarito bout set to take place in Los Angeles

A welterweight boxing attraction between Shane Mosley and Antonio Margarito that will be co-promoted by Golden Boy Promotions will not only take place on the same date as Affliction’s next event, but in the same market.

According to Steve Cofield of Yahoo! Sports, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum announced after Saturday night’s eighth round TKO victory by Manny Pacquiao over Oscar De La Hoya that Mosley vs. Margarito will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, January 24.

Already scheduled to take place the same night across town at the Honda Center in Anaheim is Affliction Entertainment’s second-ever pay-per-view event, titled “”Day of Reckoning.”

The event will be headlined by WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko defending his title against former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. Earlier in the fall, Affliction announced a partnership with Golden Boy that would entail the retail clothing maker producing several boxing-theme shirts with Golden Boy providing production resources for “Day of Reckoning.”

The committment of that partnership was called into question after it was officially reported several weeks ago that Golden Boy was going to be involved with a major boxing promotion the same night it is slated to assist Affliction. Those questions will only increase now that Affliction will have to compete with one of its own partners for ticket buyers and local media coverage.

  • steve says:

    i dont understand this partnership.

  • dpk says:

    This isn’t a partnership at all, when it comes to helping both groups be as successful as possible. The partnership really is just built around some T-shirts. “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer” comes to mind in an MMA v boxing sense.

  • Chris says:

    The thing I think I saw people were saying oh you have a big boxing PPV and MMA PPV in the same market on the same day, but I think the boxing is not PPV, its on regular HBO. So look, fuck the partnership and all that, that is a good boxing match, on free HBO, and you know UFC will be airing UFC 91 that same night, you know it. Aff is in trouble, I dont even think that card is that great, I mean for an org that puts on a show every 4 months, 6 months, that is weak. Fedor and AA is a great fight, but after that its week, Barnett vs some joke, I think Aff should have stopped this bullshit, let Fedor and them go to the UFC, do a deal with the UFC where Aff clothing brand is a major sponsor of the UFC, the fighters can wear the shirts and shit, and everyone wins. I mean if this PPV doesnt do 500k PPV buys, they are done, Fedor should be in the UFC anyway, Fedor vs Brock, what a huge fight.

    UFC 100 Undisputed
    GSP vs Spider
    Brock vs Fedor

  • Infernal says:

    Chris – UFC 100 Undisputed sounds like a great idea!

  • Jason says:

    Mosley vs. Margarito is going to be great, cant wait.

    Sucks for Affliction, but I think everybody realized that their “partnership” isnt really one at all. Was a good way to distract people from cancelling the October show though.

    Good night to have DVR.

  • Ft. Dub says:

    DVR the free fight and to the bar with no cover for the Affliction. They MuST be planning for something amazing for UFC 100. Good call Chris. That would be a dream card come true.

  • ctownhood says:

    Boxing and MMA fans are 2 totally different demographics. These events will have no affect on each other.

  • G-DUB says:

    The boxing absolutely WILL have an impact of Affliction buys. “2 totally different demographics” …… really?? They are not exactly the same demographic, but there is a HUGE percentage overlap. I fall in that overlap. I was already on the fence about purchasing the Afflction card (weak card overall) …. the free great boxing match was the final nail in the coffin.

  • e says:


    ufc 44 (randy vs tito) was called undisputed
    you’d have to call ufc 100: undisputed part 2

  • nick says:

    G-Dub has a good point, i’m both a boxing and mma fan. Last week I ordered the De La Hoya fight just because there was no other fight that night, I was going to do the same with Affliction but now this great fight for free on HBO changes my mind. So IMO its going to have a pretty big impact on the PPV buys. Besides who knows how many more times the card is going to change. Rumor has the CSAC wont give Gilbert Yvel a liscense but im not sure if thats true.


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