Originally Posted by zxcvbnm
I don't understand how a promoter with a solid stable can go under like this
Anyone know what's going on?
Years of incompetence.
They've ruined their previous TV contract with too many mismatches and by usually leaving the selection of opponents until the last moment. With a week to go until a fight, it's difficult to find anyone decent. Obviously, more people will plan tune in and watch a fight if they know who the opponent is.
Notice by their 15th fights, Pulev and Helenius already fought more decent opponents than Boytsov after 30 fights? That's partly because Sauerland selects those boxers' opponents months before the fight, Universum waits until it's too late.
Universum's management has lacked common sense.
Headlining their cards with mediocre German boxers like Zbik and Braehmer instead of talented fighters from the former Soviet republics like Golovkin and Boytsov didn't help.