Golden Boy On Lawson’s Aneurysm: “NSAC Cleared Him To Fight”

Golden Boy Pushes Back On Tony Weeks Statement

Golden Boy responds to Tony Weeks on Fredrick Lawson situation
Golden Boy Promotions responds to Tony Weeks statement on Fredrick Lawson | Credit: Golden Boy/Facebook

Golden Boy Addresses Tony Weeks Allegation

Golden Boy Promotions swiftly responds to referee Tony Weeks’ recent claims regarding fighter Fredrick Lawson (30-4, 22KO), asserting that there was no foul play involved. The renowned boxing entity aims to clear the air following the controversy that arose from the fight.

On January 6, Vergil Ortiz Jr successfully returned to the ring against Lawson in a junior middleweight showdown. What should have been a night of triumph turned into a major scandal when, in round one, Weeks intervened and stopped the fight at the first sign of Lawson facing trouble, drawing criticism from boxing pundits.

Fans, still remembering Weeks’ similar action in a title fight between Ismael Barroso and WBA junior welterweight champion Rolando Romero, expressed their discontent.


Post-fight, a DAZN commentator revealed Weeks’ explanation for the premature stoppage, citing concerns about Lawson’s well-being after seeing him roll to the back. Additionally, Weeks disclosed on social media that a brain scan revealed Lawson had an aneurysm (Tweet here).

This revelation put Golden Boy under intense scrutiny, prompting them to address the situation.

“Fredrick Lawson was cleared by a Nevada State Athletic Commission sanctioned doctor to fight on Saturday night. All questions should be referred to NSAC.”

Golden Boy Promotions

Where there is smoke, there is fire. Weeks, a 30-year veteran, wouldn’t make such a claim without there being some form of truth in it. It also explains why he felt the need to end the fight so quickly.

As of the writing of this article, the NSAC has yet to release an official statement.

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."