Originally Posted by Thracian
Whats the worst legal deal you've seen signed where a boxer traded future paydays or other rights for a fight to happen?
That doesn't happen as much these days, cos of legalities. The worst I have seen are from two major promoters, one from Florida and one from LA. Under their contracts if you are offered a fight and you refuse then that counts as one of the fights they are contractually obligated to give you. For example lets say the promotional stipulates that the promoter offer you one fight per year, they offer you a fight, you and your team, may decide they are not ready, or not enough money or whatever, that promoter has met his obligation to you by offering you a fight, you refused for whatever reason, it still counts. So the promoter is under no obligation to offer you another fight until the following year.
Folks learn to read the contract and dont be afraid to ask questions if you dont understand something that is your right.