Oscar De La Hoya Launching Two New Online Boxing Channels


BEVERLY HILLS: Oscar De La Hoya has partnered with the streaming TV service FilmOn TV Networks to bring two free boxing channels to the web.

The Golden Boy Channel will air 2,000 hours of De La Hoya fights, including epic bouts with Floyd Mayweather, Pernell Whitaker, Fernando Vargas, Ike Quartey, Manny Pacquiao and others. The Ring channel is dedicated to bringing boxing and fight fans new experiences, with live fights, behind-the-scenes insights and deep analysis. The Ring channel is part of the Ring Magazine family, which is owned by De La Hoya. The Ring Channel will present LA Fight Club live from the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles on a bi-weekly basis. The Ring will also stream the undercards carried on many HBO Boxing events.

Both channels will go live at the end of January and will be free as part of filmon.com’s ad-supported OTT service.

Additionally, De La Hoya will host a new combat sports talk show with special guests such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm. The show will air on FilmOn TV Network’s cable channel FOTV, available on Dish Network in Los Angeles and Sky in the U.K.

“Past, present or future, Golden Boy Promotions has, is and always will be about pitting the best against the best,” said De La Hoya, the chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “This new partnership with FilmOn will only further showcase our mission by offering fans the best fights from today and yesterday.”

“Oscar De La Hoya is a universally beloved boxer who changed the sport forever,” said Alki David, the CEO of FilmOn TV Networks. “He’s also an incredible businessman and promoter. The creation of The Ring Channel and the Golden Boy Channel will expand his reach to FilmOn.com’s 70 million monthly users around the world.”

“We’re extremely pleased to partner with Filmon as we’re bringing fight fans the next golden age of boxing,” added Scott Tetreault, the VP of branded entertainment at Golden Boy Promotions. “The new Golden Boy and Ring channels provide sponsors an entirely new form of consumer engagement as campaigns can be molded across multiple social and digital platforms.”