Re: I am a boxing manager: if you have questions about the boxing biz, ask!
Tonight we have a fighter that had no place getting a title shot but opportunity knocked let down himself his manager & promoters & the fans.
Lee Purdy from here in the uk failing on the scales for the record this is the second fight on the trot this has happened. Purdy given the opportunity of a lifetime B side fighter who now because of his unprofesionalism it becomes a non-title fight.
The promoters are fuming rightly so & brings heat onto the manager of Purdy as the TV companies are also unhappy both sides of the pond.
It has happened before will happen again no doubt but trust me 9 times out of 10 when the B side fighter fails on the scales it's because they may well have written off their own chances before the bell has rung.
The manager has already hinted the 2 hours given to sweat off the excess wasn't exactly met with any great ambition to do so.
The tale being just as great opportunities open those doors quickly shut unless you are a real top talent Rios for example the fall out for Purdy will be there will be no third chance to let people down.