Affliction and Golden Boy Promotions today announced a “strategic, multi-level partnership between the two companies that will bring the popular Affliction-brand to the world of boxing and entertainment”.
â€œWe have been talking to Affliction over the past several months to figure out a partnership that will take advantage of the expertise of both of our companies,â€ said Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer. â€œWe have found the solution and are extremely excited about starting this partnership immediately.â€
â€œGolden Boy Promotions is the top boxing promoter in the world and we look forward to working with them on future projects,â€ said Tom Atencio, Vice President, Affliction. â€œWith our companies working together, it gives Affliction another vehicle to deliver our products to our core customers, as well as utilizing Golden Boyâ€™s promotional expertise to further our efforts in Mixed Martial Arts.â€
Earlier this year Affliction and Golden Boy, which was started by former boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya, previously engaged in negotiations but the two sides were unable to reach an agreement after reportedly squabbling over control.
The partnership includes:
- For major Golden Boy Promotions fights, Affliction will create a signature Affliction shirt sold on-site and at retail outlets nationwide.
- Affliction will become the official apparel licensee for the Golden Boy Enterprises-owned Ring Magazine, and will adorn t-shirts and other apparel with the iconic Ring logo and classic Ring Magazine covers.
- Golden Boy Promotions and Affliction Entertainment will promote events that will feature both first class boxing matches as well as top notch MMA bouts on the same cards with the inaugural event planned for 2009.