David Tetreault promoted to Chief Business Officer and Equity Partner & Marco Pelayo to be elevated to Chief Financial Officer

LOS ANGELES, – Golden Boy, the global leader in boxing promotions, has announced David Tetreault will step into the role of Chief Business Officer and Equity Partner in Oscar De La Hoya’s crown jewel, Golden Boy Promotions. He joins existing partners Bernard Hopkins and Eric Gomez.

Collectively, Tetreault will strategically drive in all TV and streaming licensing deals, media, entertainment, marketing, communications, corporate development, sponsorships and co-managing all financial aspects of the company.

David Tetreault has a proven track record in the television and production industry. We are excited to expand his role at Golden Boy. He is the consummate, high level executive,” said Golden Boy President, Eric Gomez.

“David has shown time and again his business prowess in working with our top executives in cultivating major deals with DAZN, ESPN, Facebook Watch and Bally’s Sports Network, the creation and development of the successful Thursday Night Fights series with the Regional Sports Networks, and many more,” said Golden Boy Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya. “His contributions and dedication in maintaining Golden Boy as the world’s top boxing promotion company are second to none – I reward performance and David has produced.” 

David Tetreault joined Golden Boy in 2015 as the Executive Vice President of Media and Entertainment, following major executive stints in the entertainment industry with FOX, Warner Bros., and Sony. David Tetreault also serves as an Adjunct Professor for the University of San Francisco in the prestigious Sports Management Masters’ program. Tetreault holds a BA and MA from California State University, Los Angeles as well as a Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA. He also serves as Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Dean’s Advisory Board at California State University, Los Angeles’ School of Business and Economics. 

Golden Boy’s Media & Entertainment was launched to control the production and creation process of live events and original programs. Since its inception, the division has produced over 4,500 hours of live sports and original programming including many innovative award-winning projects such as “Mano a Mano“, the reality series “Off The Canvas” as well as short-form documentaries “I AM BOXING” and “I AM BOXING 2“. Under David’s leadership Golden Boy’s Media & Entertainment has won multiple Telly awards, capturing a total of 12 awards since 2018. 

Golden Boy promotes a robust stable of the world’s top boxers, including lightweight sensation Ryan Garcia, undefeated Vergil Ortiz, Zurdo Ramirez and the middleweight phenom Jamie Munguia. Golden Boy’s World Championship fights are streamed on DAZN and are viewed in over 200 countries worldwide. 

“It has been an honor and privilege to work side by side with Oscar De La Hoya and his executive team in navigating the dynamic shifts in the media landscape over the past several years. Oscar has always encouraged me to pivot and find new opportunities with platforms, networks, brands and sponsors that are looking to capitalize on the Golden Boy touch and expertise.” 

In addition to Tetreault’s promotion, Golden Boy long time team member, Marco Pelayo has also been promoted. Pelayo, will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer. 

“Marco has been a valued employee of Golden Boy who has earned his stripes.  We are very proud to reward his dedication to the company.  Moreover,  his knowledge of finance and ability to successfully navigate in any scenario is second to none,” said Eric Gomez, President of Golden Boy.

Added, Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy, “Marco is a trusted and well respected team member at Golden Boy. Not only has he proven himself in the sport of boxing but he has also shown his astuteness in other special projects I have entrusted to him. I am proud to elevate his title to Chief Financial Officer.”

Split-T Management Signs Amateur Heavyweight Star Devon Young

NEW YORK – Split-T Management has signed heavyweight Devon Young to a managerial contract.
The 22 year-old Young is from Aiken, South Carolina, and compiled an impressive 42-12 mark as an amateur.
“I think this is great. Dave McWater is one of the top managers in boxing, This will put me in a great position to get to my dreams, and that is to become world champion,” said Young. “Split-T has many talented fighters, and I am grateful to join them. I expect to make my pro debut on September 4th in Columbia, South Carolina. I am a boxer-puncher that is more aggressive and I like to come forward. I am very athletic, I can’t wait to show the world my talents”
As an amateur fighter, Young made it to the 2020 Olympic Trials, and was a Western qualifier champion in 2017 & 2018, and the 2015 Youth Open Champion. He also was a 2014 Junior Olympic champion.
Young has the distinction as being the last fighter to defeated current United States Olympic Super Heavyweight Richard Torrez
Young’s athletic prowess extends beyond the ring as he was a star football player on both sides of the ball who earned a scholarship to Georgia Military College as a Running Back and Defensive End.
Devon is trained by his uncle Terry Cade, who himself was a former professional boxer.

In Running Order #BKFC19 ⚖️


BKFC 19 CARD* – ⚖️

Paige VanZant 129.8 vs. Rachael Ostovich 129.9

Arnold “Boogie Man” Adams 250.1 vs. Mick Terrill 235.5

Blue Face 155 vs. Kane Trujillo 151.4

Britain Hart 123.7 vs. Jenny Savage 124.8

Taylor “Killa Bee” Starling 125.1 vs. Cassie Robb 121.7

Abdiel Velazquez 125.5 vs. Geane Herrera 125.1

Nick Ireland 183.6 vs. DK Money 189.9

Terry Janoski 184.8 vs. Richard Carsten 184.4
Light Heavyweights

Joshua Sikes 165.7 vs. Antonio Soto III 164.5

Chris Jensen 262.5 vs. Kyle McElroy 242

Evil Hero 139.9 vs. Dakota Olave 184.3

Jared Warren 184.7 vs. Zion Tomlinson 186 lbs
Light Heavyweights

Sky Moiseichik vs. Jorge Gonzalez –

Jay “Action” Jackson 184.6 vs. Damon Bell 184.1

Brandon “Superman” Allen 155.4 vs. Jordan Nash 162.9

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, (BKFC), The World’s Fastest Growing Sport, presents BKFC-19 headlined by The Rematch: Paige VanZant vs. Rachael Ostrovich on Friday, July 23 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, FL and broadcast on the BKTV APP, (8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT) in addition to globally on Fite.TV.
Photo credits: Phil Lambert from BKFC 📸

Oscar Valdez-Robson Conceição & Gabriel Flores Jr.-Luis Alberto Lopez Set for September 10 at Casino Del Sol in Tucson LIVE on ESPN+

Homecoming King: WBC Super Featherweight World Champion Oscar Valdez to Defend Crown Against Robson Conceição 
 September 10 at Casino Del Sol in Tucson

Valdez-Conceição & Gabriel Flores Jr.-Luis Alberto Lopez to stream live and exclusively on ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

Junto Nakatani-Angel Acosta flyweight world title tilt and Puerto Rican phenom Xander Zayas to be featured on the ESPN+-streamed undercard

Tickets starting at $25 go on sale Tuesday, July 27 at 10 a.m. MST

TUCSON, Ariz. — WBC super featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez authored a title-winning knockout for the ages in February over Miguel Berchelt. For his encore — and the first defense of his title — the undefeated two-time Mexican Olympian will make his desert homecoming.

Valdez (29-0, 23 KOs) will look to make it 30 for 30 against undefeated 2016 Brazilian Olympic gold medalist Robson Conceição on Friday, Sept. 10 from the AVA Amphitheater at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona.

A native of Nogales, Mexico, Valdez moved to Tucson as a young child and spent his elementary school years there before returning to Mexico.

In the 10-round co-feature, undefeated junior lightweight star Gabriel Flores Jr., from Stockton, California, will fight Mexican veteran Luis Alberto Lopez. Valdez-Conceição and Flores Jr.-Lopez will stream live and exclusively on ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

Promoted by Top Rank, tickets starting at $25 go on sale Tuesday, July 27 at 10 a.m. MST and can be purchased by visiting Etix.com.

“Oscar Valdez is coming off a career-best performance and wants to put on a spectacular showing in front of the great Tucson fans,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “Conceição has been waiting for this shot ever since he turned pro, and having promoted him for his entire career, I know he’ll be at his very best. We have a great co-feature, as the young Flores wants to prove he is a contender to watch, and he can do that by beating a tough Mexican in Luis Alberto Lopez.”

Valdez cemented his status as one of the faces of Mexican boxing with his 10th-round knockout over longtime champion Berchelt. He is 8-0 in world title fights, including six defenses of the WBO featherweight world title he won in July 2016. Valdez and Conceição fought as amateurs in the gold medal match of the 2009 Pan American Games, with Conceição prevailing by a single point. Valdez turned pro nearly four years before Conceição (16-0, 8 KOs), who made history as the first Brazilian boxer to capture Olympic gold. A native of Bahia, Conceição made his pro debut in November 2016 on the Manny Pacquiao-Jessie Vargas undercard and knocked out four of his first five foes. Last October, he survived an early knockdown to edge Louie Coria by unanimous decision. He last fought April 10 in Tulsa and knocked out Jesus Antonio Ahumada in the seventh round.

“I am very excited to fight in my second home, Tucson, Arizona, where I will have my first defense of the WBC super featherweight world title,” Valdez said. “It motivates me to know that I will defend the title in front of my friends and my family, and I will be willing to put it on the line as in all my fights. I’m coming to give a great show to my people, and I can’t wait to see you on Sept. 10.”

Conceição said, “I’ve been waiting my whole life for this opportunity, and that’s why I’m training with great determination. I will represent my family and Brazil. I already won a gold medal for my country and now I will bring home a world title. With great determination, I will deliver a great performance. It will be a true spectacle!”

Flores (20-0, 7 KOs) made history in 2017 when, at 16 years old, he became the youngest fighter ever to sign a promotional contract with Top Rank. He went 3-0 in 2020, including a shutout decision over Matt Conway on the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury II undercard. Flores performed three times inside the MGM Grand Las Vegas Bubble, punctuated by a sixth-round stoppage over former world title challenger Jayson Velez in February. Lopez (22-2, 12 KOs), from Mexicali, Mexico, has won five straight bouts since a 2019 decision loss to Ruben Villa. He notched his signature win last July with a split decision over Andy Vences.

“This is the next step in my journey towards a world title, and I will convincingly defeat Lopez,” Flores said. “I’m going to prove once again that I’m ready for the next level.”

Lopez said, “I appreciate matchmaker Brad Goodman and Top Rank for the opportunity to fight Gabriel Flores Jr. I know he’ll be prepared to give everything on Sept. 10, but so am I, and I guarantee nothing but my very best. I’m a man of few words, and I’ll let my actions do the talking inside the ring.”

The undercard, streaming live and exclusively on ESPN+, will feature Japan’s undefeated WBO flyweight world champion Junto Nakatani (21-0, 16 KOs) defending his title against Puerto Rican former world champion Angel “Tito” Acosta (22-2, 21 KOs). Nakatani, who has never fought outside of Japan, knocked out Filipino contender Giemel Magramo in eight rounds last November to win the vacant world title. A former Japanese flyweight champion, Nakatani has won four straight bouts by stoppage. Acosta, who made three successful defenses of the WBO light flyweight crown, has won two fights since a debated 12th-round stoppage at the hands of Elwin Soto. Acosta was leading on all three scorecards when he was stopped on his feet early in the round.

The ESPN+ undercard will also see undefeated Puerto Rican sensation Xander Zayas (9-0, 7 KOs) in a six-round junior middleweight bout against an opponent to be named and lightweight sensation Raymond Muratalla (12-0, 10 KOs) in an eight-rounder.

Also scheduled to appear in eight-round bouts: 2016 Mexican Olympian and junior welterweight prospect Lindolfo Delgado (12-0, 11 KOs), rising junior lightweight René Telléz Girón (15-1, 9 KOs) and Mexican junior welterweight knockout artist Omar Aguilar (21-0, 20 KOs).


Photo Credit: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME



Undisputed IBF, WBA, WBC & WBO Super Welterweight World Championship Unification – 12 Rounds

Jermell Charlo – 153 lbs. 

Brian Castaño – 153 ¼ lbs. 

Referee: Hector Afu; Judges: Tim Cheatham (Nev.), Nelson Vazquez (P.R.), Steve Weisfeld (N.J.)


WBA Lightweight Interim Title – 12 Rounds

Rolando Romero – 135 lbs.  

Anthony Yigit – 140 ¼ lbs. 

Referee: Rafael Ramos; Judges: Lisa Giampa (Nev.), Wilfredo Esperon (Texas), Robin Taylor (N.Y.)

*Yigit weighed in over the 135 lb. limit. Romero cannot lose his title. 


Middleweight Bout (162 lbs.) – 10 Rounds

Amilcar Vidal – 161 ½ lbs.  

Immanuwel Aleem – 162 lbs. 

Referee: Ellis Johnson; Judges: Ruben Carrion (Texas), Glen Crocker (Texas), Anthony De Los Santos (Texas)