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Future shines bright for Golden Boy

Updated: May 3, 2008, 11:52 AM ET
By Dan Rafael
LOS ANGELES -- Golden Boy Promotions became a powerhouse on the strength of its veteran roster of fighters: company boss Oscar De La Hoya, partners Bernard Hopkins and Shane Mosley and other older stars such as Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez. They've all been involved in major fights that have generated tremendous revenue for the company.

But each of them is far closer to the end of their career than the beginning and the company knows if it is to remain at the top of the business along with rival Top Rank, it needs to replenish the talent pool.

In its few years in business, the one glaring negative about Golden Boy is that it has yet to nurture a young prospect from 0-0 to a world title and stardom, something Top Rank, with matchmakers Bruce Trampler and Brad Goodman, does with such regularity, few seem to realize it.

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