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Old 04-20-2008, 07:16 AM   #1
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Default David Haye at Calzaghe fight

anybody notice when he was being interviewed with Setanta who was standing right behind him, and when watching the fight from the 3rd row who he was sitting next to. Almost like he was a guest of Richard Schaefer GBP owner.
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Old 04-20-2008, 07:58 AM   #2
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he is in negotiations with GBP thats why, expect him to be signed up soon
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:52 AM   #3
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GBP have been looking to add British boxers to their roster for quite a while, they got Hatton after 3 years of trying last month, and as he is one of the biggest names in boxing these days, British lads are likely to follow.

Haye is probably the highest profile British fighter without a tie to a promoter (Khan, Calzaghe and Maccarinelli are with Sports Network, whilst Witter and Froch are with Hennessy), therefore it makes sense for GBP to add him, particularly as he is the next great hope for the heavies.

When Hatton retires, I would expect him to join GBP (ala Hopkins and Mosley) and head up an assault on Europe, face it, ****** is in his mid-50's, Mogens Palle 70's, Maloney appears to be moving more into small hall shows and domestic fights, whilst others simply don't have the clout, financial or otherwise, to compete with a future GBP Europe promotional team.
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:59 AM   #4
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When Hatton retires, I would expect him to join GBP (ala Hopkins and Mosley) and head up an assault on Europe
I've thought for a while that Hatton will be a big player on the promotional side in the futue.
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:06 AM   #5
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I don't think Hatton has the business acumen that De La Hoya, Hopkins and Mosley have. He does not fit the Goldenboy image either, niether does hopkins for that matter.

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Old 04-21-2008, 11:09 AM   #6
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He is not exactly the sharpest knife in the draw granted, but I would say he is the Golden Boy of British boxing currently, along with Calzaghe and possibly Haye, and therefore fits the image reasonably well - at least as good as Hopkins does.

Being probably the biggest name in European boxing, and having indicated an interest in going down that route in future, I suppose many (including me) are putting two and two together.
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:15 AM   #7
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[quote=robpalmer135]I don't think Hatton has the business acumen quote]

His father is a businessman. Also he knows enough about risk/reward to avoid Witter, so he's no mug even if he comes across a bit thick.

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Old 04-21-2008, 11:52 AM   #8
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****** has got a good 10 years left in him. He has two sons that have probably been well educated, so along with that if they have inherited some of there dads traits that you need to be a good promoter such as being sharp, hard nosed, savvy, a decent knowledge of the sport and being an absolute ****.

Hatton is to worried about his image to be a promoter. The 3 most hated people in boxing are Arum, King and ******, also the 3 most succesful.
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I don't know, Calzaghe cops plenty on here.

Don King is hated because he is:

1. A murderer
2. A bent bastard
3. For having the WBC in his pocket

You don't have to be a **** to be a promoter - Big Mick seems popular, all his fighters seem to love him, yet get much fewer opportunities than Sports Network or Maloney fighters!
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:00 PM   #10
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Yeah definitely, they made £20million out of the Mayweather fight, they are far from stupid.

Hatton's personality just reflects British boxing fans, if you wanted a load a of flashy americans to lead a push into Europe then you'd be a fool. Brit sports fans tend to like the down-to-earth working class hero stuff more than the bling. Hatton would be great at pulling northern working class football fans in, and David Haye would be cool for pulling the southern, flashy ****y bastards in. And women.
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:24 PM   #11
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I don't know, Calzaghe cops plenty on here.

Don King is hated because he is:

1. A murderer
2. A bent bastard
3. For having the WBC in his pocket

You don't have to be a **** to be a promoter - Big Mick seems popular, all his fighters seem to love him, yet get much fewer opportunities than Sports Network or Maloney fighters!
Hennasey probably makes in a year what ****** makes of one decent card.

****** is hated for reason 2 and 3 (swap wbc with wbo)
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:27 PM   #12
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Yeah definitely, they made £20million out of the Mayweather fight, they are far from stupid.

Hatton's personality just reflects British boxing fans, if you wanted a load a of flashy americans to lead a push into Europe then you'd be a fool. Brit sports fans tend to like the down-to-earth working class hero stuff more than the bling. Hatton would be great at pulling northern working class football fans in, and David Haye would be cool for pulling the southern, flashy ****y bastards in. And women.
cos you dont get any flashy ****y northeners do you, or down to eath working class football fan southeners????????

They owe Frank ****** alot for getting them that 20mil. His boxing skills have something to do with it, but theres 101 fighters with the same cheeky chap that goes to the pub image, ****** new how to sell it, the hattons have just copied him.


Haye is a very very clever guy. I'm talking 130 iq sort of shit apparently.
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:29 PM   #13
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GBP would be a good fit for Haye and GBP are particularly light in the HW dept (I can only think of Sultan Ibragimov) so it makes sense for both parties.
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Looking through GBP fighters (there are no decent heavyweights apart from Ibragimov) came across Scottish fighter Craig McEwan:

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I must admit that he'd slipped under my radar and I didn't realise he was making a pro career for himself out in LA. Anyone seen any of his pro fights?

Surprised they didn't put him on the Calzaghe undercard to give Brits a chance to look at him.
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:42 PM   #15
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Looking through GBP fighters (there are no decent heavyweights apart from Ibragimov) came across Scottish fighter Craig McEwan:

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I must admit that he'd slipped under my radar and I didn't realise he was making a pro career for himself out in LA. Anyone seen any of his pro fights?

Surprised they didn't put him on the Calzaghe undercard to give Brits a chance to look at him.
He was Bernards sparring partner.

He is from Edinburgh and my cousin is friends with him.
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