Affliction postponed their October 11th “Day of Reckoning” event due to slow ticket sales and the announcement of their partnership with Golden Boy Promotions, their next event was tentatively scheduled for January 17th. It now seems that date may also change as Affliction VP Tom Atencio would only say, “the January show is a guarantee.”
The next Affliction event will be a co-promotion with Golden Boy which apparently means that the card with feature both MMA fights as well as a boxing match as Atencio recently said, “We will have one boxing match and four MMA matches.”
Boxing and MMA have shared the spotlight before, but not on a stage this large. It could be a huge success to crossover fans to each other, or it could be a disaster. No matter what happens though, it will surely help Affliction’s clothing line as they support both MMA fighters and boxers.