Boxing maestro Richard Schaefer has returned to boxing with a specific vision as the one-time Golden Boy CEO re-enters the sport with his new Ringstar Sports promotional company.
Schaefer was MIA for almost two and half years following his split with Oscar De La Hoya’s outfit but makes a big splash with his comeback by bringing together two world title fights in his very first offering.
From the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California on December 10, Jesus Cuellar and Jermall Charlo put their respective belts on the line against Abner Mares and Julian Williams in conjunction with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions brand.
Showtime will televise the intriguing double-header – which marks a return to the top for Schaefer, who revealed his delight at being able to kick-off the new venture will two competitive contests.
“It’s great to be back. I could have come back much earlier but was engaged in some other business ventures, particular on the real estate side. However, my true passion is boxing and I was encouraged by many fighters, journalists and fight fans to come back as a promoter,” Schaefer exclusively told World Boxing News.
“I am excited to put together great events, loaded cards and create some buzz for the sport.
“The upcoming event featuring Cuellar v Mares / Charlo v Williams is an example of the kind of fights I want to put together. The best fighting the best in 50/50 fights. They are two significant world championships featuring fighters who are the best in their respective divisions.
“The combined record of the four main and co-main event fighters is an astonishing 103 wins versus just three losses, so I am excited as a promoter to put on such an event and I am excited as a fight fan to be able to sit ringside to see these two toe-to-toe battles.”
Asked what lies on the horizon for Ringstar Sports beyond his maiden show, a determined Schaefer was very specific in pointing out how he would go about amassing his stable of boxers.
“I want to build Ringstar into a boxing promotion entity with global reach,” he explained. “I will sign fighters but I will be VERY selective. I have already been approached by well over 130 fighters who would like to sign with me, including some from the UK and beyond.
“I have very particular plans for a global rollout of Ringstar as well, so there’s much I am working on and will unveil in the months ahead,” added Schaefer.