Re: I am a boxing manager: if you have questions about the boxing biz, ask!
Now folks, lets talk bout the David Price vs Tony Thompson fight. Is it a good example of bad management, rushing a fighter or a greedy promoter? It was a comination of all three. IMO that did Price in, but the one to blame is the manager/advisor if he had one. They accepted the fight, Price's team could have said and should have said "give us a few more fights then we will see.". The promoter should have protected Price and given him the opportunity to gain experience. This fight tells me, that either the promoter didn't know what he had, an inexperienced guy who might be chinny, or the promoter was paying Price big money and he needed to put on somebody with a name to justify what he is paying Price or that the TV demanded he fight somebody cos they were paying big time purses.
Tyson Fury is next, he is another one who lacks the experience and probably making great money, his promoter is going to make matches to justify that money.