Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Another Golden Boy exit
By Dan Rafael
The shakeup at Golden Boy Promotions continues.
Bruce Binkow, the chief operating officer and chief marketing officer, has also left the company. His last day was Friday. Whether he was fired or resigned, well, nobody is saying.
Binkow, who has been with the company since 2007, did not want to get into the details when contacted by ESPN.com, but did confirm that his last day was Friday.
Golden Boy also confirmed Binkow’s departure and offered ESPN.com a statement from spokesman Stefan Friedman.
“Golden Boy Promotions is solely focused on one goal -- giving fans the fights they want to see,” he said. “We are fully aware that some might have different aspirations, and we wish them well in their new endeavors. As for us, we will not relent until boxing's cold war is over and all promoters leave their egos at the door in favor of putting fans first."
Binkow, whose departure does not come as much of a surprise, is the second high-ranking company official to depart this month.
He was a close ally of Richard Schaefer, who resigned his position as chief executive officer on June 2 after months of internal battles with Oscar De La Hoya, the company co-founder, president and majority shareholder, over the direction of the company.
Nicole Becerra, Schaefer’s longtime executive assistant, also left the company in recent days.