De La Hoya Golden Boy Promotions And N.J. Nets Bring Boxing To Brooklyn

Keith BennettCorrespondent IJuly 22, 2010

 The New Jersey Nets New Barclays Center will be the new Madison Square Garden in two years. Oscar de la Hoya's Golden Boy Productions are teaming up to bring back boxing to Brooklyn at the new Barclays Center. Brooklyn the home of world champions fighters such Mike Tyson, Riddick Bowe, Mark Breland, and Zab Judah. Golden Boy has agreed to bring at least 12 shows each year to the New Jersey Nets' new home in Brookyn. The announcement was made Wednesday by Los Angeles-based Golden Boy and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, which is behind the 22-acre Atlantic Yards development. Golden Boy Promotions was eyeing the 18,000-seat Barclays Center an trim the seating capacity to about 4,000 for smaller bouts. Many of the events are expected to broadcast on major cable networks.The video board hanging over center court will allow for replays and the relative low level of luxury suites are a big draw. Look like Mikhail Prokhorov and Jay-Z is building a sports empire.