Goossen Tutor Promotions remains committed to providing the most sound business and promotional practices within honorable, moral and ethical standards. The business of boxing is a highly energized and respected sport, which has made tremendous strides of bringing that same dimension to its integrity and growth. Goossen Tutor Promotions has been — and will always be — at the forefront of this movement and the overall care of our boxers and our sport.
The formation of Goossen Tutor Promotions between Dan Goossen and his partner and childhood friend Ron Tutor in 2002 brought about one of America’s most prominent boxing promoters to further establish a major sports organization to promote boxing events utilizing long-established and respected ties to television broadcast networks, major casinos and arenas, along with the trust and respect from the boxers themselves.
Goossen Tutor Promotions, LLC (hereinafter “GTP”) is a boxing promotional business dedicated to presenting the most competitive and most entertaining events on the sports biggest stages.
The key members of the GTP boxing team have devoted their lives to the management and promotion of the sport since 1984, working with such networks as HBO, Showtime, Fox, CBS, ESPN, Versus, Televisa and Telemundo, and featured at some of the top venues in the world in Las Vegas (MGM, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Mirage, Hilton, Caesars Palace), Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, along with stand alone arenas such as Staples Center, Nokia Theater, Home Depot Center, Oakland’s Oracle Arena, the FedExForum in Memphis, TN, and many, many more.
The GTP management and promotional team have also participated in some of the most significant promotional events in the sport over the last few decades. Some of those promotions involving their boxers (listed in bold) include:
Mike Tyson events (including Lewis, Botha, Norris, Golota); 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist and world champion David Reid v. Felix Trinidad; two Floyd Mayweather events (Sharmba Mitchell and Carlos Baldomir); many James Toney events (including world heavyweight championship bouts against Hasim Rahman and John Ruiz); David Tua in his heavyweight title challenge against Lennox Lewis; and a multitude of Bernard Hopkins championship bouts.
A few of the recent events included Cristobal Arreola in his bid against Vitali Klitschko for the heavyweight world championship; Eddie Chambers against Wladimir Klitschko in a heavyweight world championship bout; a multitude of Paul Williams bouts (including world title opponents Sergio Martinez I & II and Antonio Margarito); and Tony Thompson in his heavyweight world championship challenge against Wladimir Klitschko.
And of course, the 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist Andre Ward winning the super middleweight world championship against then-champion Mikkel Kessler, and many, many more.
For most of these boxers — from preliminary bouts to the world championship level — GTP has groomed and developed each and every one of them with grace, hard work and ethical standards, a statement on GTP’s overall standing as a leader within the boxing industry and the company’s promotional skills.
In the decades of the 1980s and 1990s, Goossen operated Ten Goose Boxing. Named after Dan and his nine siblings (many of whom had roles in the company’s success), Ten Goose Boxing quickly became a mainstay in the boxing scene developing future stars.
Goossen’s first world champion was Michael “Second to” Nunn in 1988, and from there, two brothers – Gabriel and Rafael Ruelas – followed by both becoming world champions. All three had another thing in common: Dan’s brother — Joe Goossen — trained them from the beginning through their title runs.
In the late 1970s before Ten Goose Boxing, Goossen discovered and managed the career of bouncer-turned-actor Mr. T, who today still remains a dear friend of the Goossen’s, along with another sport’s client of Goossen — Pete Rose, “The Hit King,” one of the greatest ball players of all-time.
This frenzied pace and magnitude of events through the years is a tribute not only to Goossen’s savvy, energy and vision as a promoter, but his ability to assemble a solid staff of professionals which possesses the confidence and trust to help make the boxers and the events very successful.
However, Goossen realizes that the stars are the boxers themselves, and that he is not one to rest on his laurels.
“I’ve always been proud of what we’ve accomplished for our boxers. It’s never easy, but when they get there, its always rewarding to see the growth and success of their hard work,” Goossen insists.