Richard Schaefer told Ringside Golden Boy's American stars WILL fight in Britain

Last Updated: 25/01/13 9:51am

The stars are coming.

That's according to Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, who has vowed to bring the biggest and best American boxers from his stable to the United Kingdom.

Schaefer, whose organisation promotes the likes of Victor Ortiz and Alfredo Angulo, told Ringside that he loves the fervour of British fight fans, and wants to reward them by holding massive bouts on this side of the Atlantic.

"I always feel very welcome in the UK, so I could very well see us bringing some of the superstars from the US over here."

Richard Schaefer

"England has the best fight fans; they are passionate and love boxing," said Schaefer. "I always feel very welcome in the UK as Brits appreciate the Golden Boy brand and our fights, so I could very well see us bringing some of the superstars from the US over here.

"Adrien Broner, who has great personality and charisma, would love to fight in the UK, while Danny Garcia could defend his title here. You are going to see more world championship fights in the UK."

Golden Boy snapped up the services of Lowestoft puncher and 2012 Olympic middleweight bronze medallist Anthony Ogogo this week, while they also represent Bolton boy Amir Khan, and Schaefer hopes to lead the Brits to "super stardom".

"The Golden Boy brand in the United States stands for first-class, big events, but in the last 10 years we have been involved with pretty much all the top British fighters, too," he added.

"That includes Ricky Hatton, Joe Calzaghe and David Haye, all world champions, and now we want to put together a small team - a Golden Boy UK dream team - who we can take to super stardom."


Eddie Hearn believes Golden Boy can flourish in the UK and also revealed why his promotion, Matchroom, did not take a punt on rising pugilist Ogogo.

"I have had a positive meeting with Richard (Schaefer); I like his ideas as he has a similar ethos to ours in that he wants big shows and to build superstars," said Hearn, who manages, amongst others, Kell Brook and Carl Froch.

"But I think he underestimates the opportunities that are in the UK market; I don't know enough about the US market, but that will come in time."

On Ogogo, Hearn added: "You have to put a value on fighters and I was aware of the offer Golden Boy made and we weren't prepared to match it. Anthony is a great fighter, though; he is good for the sport and I'm sure he will do well in the future."

To hear more from Schaefer, hit the video above.