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Old 07-24-2012, 05:44 PM   #55
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Default Re: 'Why I Took A Dive' by Sonny Liston

Originally Posted by johnmaff36 View Post
So following that logic then jimmy braddocks fight with louis mustnt have been on the level since he got a percentage of all Louis's fight purses as champ
That wasn't the actual deal.

Braddock and his manager Gould were entitled to 10% of any heavyweight championship bout that Mike Jacobs' promoted in the next 10 years.
Braddock could have won the fight and retired and still made the money.

The deal wasn't actually tied to Louis. It just turned out that way.

And, yes, ALL those guys (Braddock, Jacobs, Gould, Louis and his handlers) should be open to scrutiny for the deals they did and the company they kept.
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