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Old 02-22-2013, 01:56 AM   #249
Kolya
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Default Re: I am a boxing manager: if you have questions about the boxing biz, ask!

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Originally Posted by dempsey1234 View Post
He gets the 50k cos he has a big upside, he puts butts in seats, he is charismatic, and cos this is business, cos he's white, and he has a nationally shown commercial for a fast food chain. He is being paid not cos he's a great prospect, and has any great skills but cos he's good for the boxing, everytime he fights he brings big numbers. In his pro debut he sold over a 100,000 worth of tickets.
Now before you think how racist it might be that he is being paid that much cos he is white, fergitboutit, it's bout the green.
We all know Lee is a very limited fighter, and wont get much better but cos its the pro's, green dictates.

What was Lee's amateur background like? Just curious what exactly promoters look for in terms of that and what traits make a white boxer marketable.
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