Roy Englebrecht, CEO
Roy Englebrecht is the owner of Roy Englebrecht Promotions California’s third largest fight promotions company. Oscar De La Hoya purchased Roy Englebrecht Promotions in December of 2001 and Golden Boy Promotions was formed with Roy serving as COO for the first three years. At the end of 2004 he left GBP and reestablished Roy Englebrecht Promotions as owner and CEO.
Roy Englebrecht Promotions currently promotes the new Fight Club OC fight series at The Hangar on the grounds of the OC Fair & Event Center and sold out all six shows in 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014.. Prior to the formation of Fight Club OC in 2011 and for the past 26 years he promoted the highly successful Battle in the Ballroom professional boxing shows at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. This bi-monthly professional boxing show was the longest running club pro boxing show in the country. 36 current or former world champions have fought at the Marriott, including Shane Mosley and Johnny Tapia. In 2007 he became one of the first boxing promoters to introduce Mixed Martial Arts shows to his Battle In The Ballroom concept, with the inaugural FIST SERIES.
Roy Englebrecht Promotions currently owns Fight Promoter University, the Mixed Martials Arts “Fist Series” concept, Entrepreneurship Dreams University, and Paparazzi University. Fight Promoter University held its inaugural four day session in February of 2006 with 33 students, and this first of its kind fight promotions training experience gained world wide attention. A total of 146 people have attended the eight FPU sessions over the past six years. Englebrecht was also hired by Fox TV in 2002 to serve as Event Coordinator for their unique Celebrity Boxing Show, which garnered great ratings.
Englebrecht has been involved with minor league sports for the past 27 years, as one of the original owners of the California League Class A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. He also had ownership in the Arena Football League’s Anaheim Piranhas and the West Coast Hockey League’s Reno Rage. For the past 25 years he has owned and operated Sportscaster Camps of America, the leading sports broadcasting training school in America with over 2,250 alumni.
From 1975 – 1981 Roy served as Director of Promotions for the Los Angles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, and all Forum events. While at the Forum, Roy developed The Laker Girls dance team, and coordinated the 1980 Lakers Championship Parade. He currently is on the faculty and advisory board in the Sports Management Masters Degree program at Long Beach State and the University of San Francisco. Currently is a Commissioner on the City of Newport Beach’s Parks, Beaches & Parks Commission. In September of 2009 he was inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame.
Roy has been married for 44 years to Nancy, a real estate agent in Newport Beach. They have two children, Allison West, 38, a former college and pro volleyball player who is married to former pro soccer player Matty West, and a son Drew, 35, a 2004 graduate of Vanguard University. Englebrecht earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from John Brown University where he is a member of their Sports Hall Of Fame, and a Master of Education graduate degree from Northeastern Oklahoma State University.