With over thirty years of experience in the business of boxing at all levels, Tom Brown has an innate ability to satisfy fight fans with world class events and crowd pleasing action in the ring.
“Talent is the key in this business, working with the finest athletes in the world is a passion of mine, I’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to groom numerous world champions, “ said Brown. “Boxers are athletes like no other and I have deep respect for the hard work they put into their craft.”
“Im a matchmaker first and Im a pretty good critical thinker when it comes to making matches,” said Brown. I work well with other people and dealing with commissions, managers, trainers and fighters are strong suits for me. I also have a linemen mentality I dont worry about getting credit for something, its just about getting the job done.
Born and raised in Minnesota, Brown moved to Los Angeles in 1983 and began working for boxing promoter Dan Goossen shortly thereafter. Goossen passed in September 2014, but was always outspoken on the unique talents Brown brought to his company.
Said Goossen, “Tom Brown is the best matchmaker in the business today, especially with developing young fighters. He knows how to satisfy the fans, networks and arenas by giving them a competitive bout while keeping in mind the importance of the fighter’s further development toward the big time. Those are very thin lines that only the best can walk.
Initially moving to Southern California as a football coach at Los Angeles Valley College, Brown became involved with the Goossen family’s first promotional company: Ten Goose Boxing, working as a matchmaker for their events at the Reseda Country Club.
As Vice President at Goossen Promotions, Brown deftly guided the careers of many world champions including U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists, David Reid (1996) and Andre Ward (2004) in addition to working with World Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson.
Brown was also responsible for the resurgence of boxing legend and future Hall of Famer, James “Lights Out” Toney starting in 2002.
Most recently the work of Brown has brought to prominence; former world champions Paul Williams and Rico Ramos in addition to highly ranked contenders Chris Arreola, Vanes Martirosyan, John Molina Jr., and Josesito Lopez along with numerous top young prospects including Olympians and twin brothers, Javier and Oscar Molina.
Brown’s work has received a wealth of accolades from industry insiders and media worldwide. The NABF has lauded his work many times, bestowing their matchmaker of the year award upon him six times.
Brown lives in Southern California with his wife Sandi and their five children.