As you already know, Oscar De La Hoya is retired from boxing. Unfortunately, that won’t stop him from coming up with really bad ideas for boxing. Remember the failed show, The Next Great Champ? Yeah, pretty big flop. Yet, it seems that De La Hoya hasn’t learned his lesson.
His newest idea? Set up a boxing ring in the middle of a nightclub. Throw in a DJ, music, VIP room, and name the show something obvious. Saaaaaay, “Fight Night Club”?
“Fight Night Club” begins June 11 with bouts televised from the new Club Nokia across the street from Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. There will be a DJ, music and VIP room, with the boxing ring set up on the nightclub’s stage.
The four-part series is a joint venture by De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions and AEG.
The fights will be televised nationally on cable channel Versus and streamed live on RingTV.com and Yahoo! Boxing.
The series will feature how champions are developed, De La Hoya said.
Some of the best fights I’ve ever seen have taken place at small club shows and now we have the opportunity to bring those fights to the world, he said.
Just a FYI for you Oscar. The world doesn’t want to see those fights. Or any other ideas you have for new boxing related reality shows.
De La Hoya to feature boxing prospects in LA (CBS Sports)