Cooperation or Competition Between Affliction and Golden Boy Promotions?

A few months ago, Affliction announced its deal with Golden Boy Promotions and crowed that this would be a major challenge to the UFC.  A few weeks ago, we heard that it would no longer be a mixed show, and instead would be a pure MMA show.  Now it appears that Golden Boy is putting a boxing show on HBO on January 24, the same night as Affliction's PPV.

Dave Meltzer reports in the November 5 Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Golden Boy Promotions will feature Antonio Margarito vs. Shane Mosley on HBO on January 24, 2008.  That is a pretty big fight and it will air opposite of Affliction, on (almost) free TV.

Here's the rub: I don't think there is any joint promotional deal between Affliction and Golden Boy.  I heard a few weeks ago that nothing was signed, and it looks like all they have is a t-shirt deal, or a production deal at most.  They announced it prematurely to distract people from the fact that they cancelled their October show because it sold about 700 tickets.

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