Golden Boy Facebook Watch Expands to Mexico
LOS ANGELES - Sept. 25, 2019: Golden Boy,the leading media and entertainment brand, has expanded its partnership with Facebook to bring boxing aficionados new content streamed live from Mexico on Facebook Watch. Both brands are looking to replicate the success of Golden Boy's Facebook Watch broadcasts in the United States, while providing a platform for up-and-coming talent to gain popularity among aficionados worldwide.
"Mexico is an important market for Golden Boy. Not only have we seen some of the best boxers in history come from Mexico, but the fans are some of the most loyal and passionate in the sport," said Oscar de la Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. "By expanding our series to new markets in Mexico, we are hoping to build a stronger community, create unique experiences for attendees and, most importantly, pave the foundation for what boxing broadcasts will look like in the future."
The four-series event began on Sept. 21 with Joseph 'JoJo' Diaz Jr. ( 30-1, 15 KOs) of South El Monte, California defeating Venezuelan contender Jesus Cuadro (18-6, 14 KOs) for the WBA Gold Super Featherweight Title at the Auditorio del Estado in Mexicali, Mexico. The series will continue with monthly broadcasts featuring championship level contenders fighting in different areas around the country, including Chihuahua, Mexico. More details for each event will be revealed shortly.