Golden Boy inks WBC #1 Charles Conwell

Golden Boy Promotions today announced the signing of former U.S. Olympian and WBC #1 super welterweight Charles “Bad News” Conwell (18-0, 13 KOs) to a multi-fight deal. “It’s been a long time coming!” said Conwell. “I’m happy, and can’t wait to get back in the ring. I want to thank Golden Boy, Oscar De La Hoya and Eric Gomez for the opportunity and for believing in me. Bad News is back!”

The 26-year-old Conwell had had trouble getting fights and didn’t fight at all in 2023, but promoter Oscar De La Hoya says Conwell’s days of inactivity are over. “We are going to bring him back the ‘Golden Boy’ way,” said Oscar. “Having him fight often and with tough competition to make sure he’s ready to chase world championship gold.”

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  • Bout damn time! If anyone in the game REALLY needed a promoter, it was Conwell. Ranked #1 for a vacant title and gets passed straight by for two other guys. Hopefully Oscar gets him a fight soon, knock off the rust and then puts him in with Fundora – Bohachuk winner later this year. I think Conwell’s the goods and definitely want to see more of him.

    • I wish the best for Conwell. I think he’s the goods and when given the opportunity he’s gonna shine

  • Bad News Conwell finally got a contract. I hope that he makes the most out of this opportunity, that he stays focused and that Golden Boy doesn’t CON him WELL.


    • Very good point. I hope that GBP is loyal to Conwell because Oscar is not only known for wearing women’s scantily clad outfits with fishnets and garter belts but he is notorious for disloyalty and turning his back on others.

      Please Mr Conwell if Oscar asks you to cross dress or dress in drag just say NO!’

  • I know Nordic Annihilator is beside himself about this announcement, as we’ve seem him post about the talent of Mr. Conwell approximately 76 times in the past two years. Put up or shut up, Oscar, we just wanna see some good fights.

  • Like see a fight between Vergil Ortiz vs Charles Cornwell in the near future that would be a great fight for golden boy promotions and dazn

  • It’s good to know that Golden Boy finally started looking out for fighters other than Mexican fighters, we all in this together!

    • Oscar doesn’t care if your Mexican or black or white or pink he is only concerned about one thing make as much money off of you as he can and once your washed up he will dump you to the trash because he has ZERO scruples

  • I am now keeping both of my eyes open for Conwell, PERO I have slight concerns about:

    1) His defense to avoid counters.

    2) His defense against high pressure fighters.

    3) How his defense will hold against a taller fighter with a long, solid jab.

    4) Does he use his jab as a weapon for outside fighting or just for show to set up inside fighting. The top 154 pounders will not allow easy inside fighting for Conwell.

    Conwell looks good, but I have a few concerns because those top 154 pounders have the above summarized size, power and offensive styles to seriously test Conwell’s defense. Tszyu, Fundora, Ramos, Mendoza Ortiz and Zayas are ready to challenge Conwell’s defense.

    Before challenging other top fighters, I hope to see Conwell take on 2-3 decent opponents, so he can sharpen his head movements, defensive hand positions, jabs and outside fighting. There are several offensive sharks in 154 pound waters.

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