Richard Schaefer Has Big Plans For The Future Of Boxing


Richard Schaefer knows boxing. 

As the man who helped build Golden Boy Promotions into the powerhouse that it has become, Schaefer left with a goal of rebuilding his personal boxing business brand.

Enter Ringstar Sports and the World Boxing Super Series, which Schaefer runs both domestically and internationally with Ringstar only, changing the narrative for the boxing promoter. This weekend the World Boxing Super Series Tournament does its U.S. leg hitting San Antonio with a battle between WBA cruiserweight champion Yunier Dorticos vs. Dmitry Kudryashov at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. 

Oleksandr Usyk vs. Marco Huck World Boxing Super Series || – 9.09.2017

Schaefer gave Rhett an exclusive when he revealed that he has plotted and succeeded in global domination by having an operating structure currently in three international markets.  

“Markets outside of the United States are suddenly becoming more important than they have in the past,” said Schaefer. “It inspired me to create a promotional company with truly a global reach.”

“We actually have television deals in place where we put shows on underneath the Ringstar brand and no other promoter in the history of the sport has had that where you have a presence in three countries and a fourth will follow so I’m definitely making this a global play”        

Schaefer is building another global brand with an eye remaining on the U.S. 10 percent of the gate for Saturday’s WBSS quarter-final taking place at the Alamodome in San Antonio will be donated to the San Antonio Food Bank to aid the ongoing relief effort after Hurricane Harvey.

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. RhettĀ hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.