Re: I am a boxing manager: if you have questions about the boxing biz, ask!
Without a decent t.v deal promoters look to at least get a local fighter with a following over here Dempsey you may see a fighter with certain colours on their shorts & often a badge.Generally it will be a football club affiliation!
We had obviously the Hatton angle which over here crossed over football to boxing it sold.
The problem in my opinion over here is that we have promoters linked to certain managers & no cross promotion.Eddie Hearn has a sky deal Mr W has boxnation & Mick Hennessey has terrestrial tv deal over here with channel 5.The talent pool is not deep enough imo without promoters & managers working together. Do you have the same problem in the USA obviously discounting HBO/Showtime?
Great thread anyway.Over here imo the manager that cut the best signing ever was Frank Maloney with Lennox Lewis he saw a opening for a heavyweight with potential.No disrespect to Canadaians but he was always going to make more money over here.