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Old 01-01-2013, 04:21 PM   #30
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Default Re: I am a boxing manager: if you have questions about the boxing biz, ask!

Originally Posted by Jdsm View Post
That doesn't surprise me, unfortunately. I think one of the most known cases of a boxer being ripped off is Tyson. I have had some interaction with a boxer who was trained by Cus around that time (not going to say who) and he told me that the way King got to Tyson was by essentially poisoning (not literally) all of Tyson's friends before going to Tyson himself.
You have no idea, when Tyson money is involved fergitboutit. What happened to Tyson was he was played and there was nobody around Tyson strong enough to keep the sharks away. King, was a street guy who knew how to get to a fighters mind, especially a black fighter, or any poorfighter. Had Cus lived he would have tried to save Tyson, but you cant save Tyson from himself. The tragic thing is that the two guys who were instrumental in Tyson's career from the time he was 13, was Jimmy Jacobs and Cus and they died way to early.
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