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.