Serious question but what does a manager do ?

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  1. high tower

    high tower Active Member Full Member

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    Is it just choosing their fights ? Or also do they look at sponsorship and commercial opportunities ?

    I ask as a number of trainers insist on being their manager too ... but surely have zero experience in commercial deals ...

    interested to know
     
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  2. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Not a serious question.

    Have another try, champ.
     
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  3. high tower

    high tower Active Member Full Member

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    Past your bedtime no ?
     
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  4. Jimmy Elders

    Jimmy Elders Hunter biden injects meth in his groin banned Full Member

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    He manages the fighters career duhhhh:SimpHomer:
     
  5. NasalSpray

    NasalSpray Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It's a valid question when you consider the high percentage of the purse that some managers take. Is their job really worth 30%+?
     
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  6. rezzer

    rezzer Member Full Member

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    Yes, I think it’s a valid question too. I’d love to know.
     
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  7. jimmyonebomb

    jimmyonebomb Member Full Member

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    In what sense? They don't promote, pick opponents or train the fighter. I know they'll do something but I don't know what exactly ha!
     
  8. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    If you listen to the boxing life story podcast with Steve Baker you will get a good idea.

    Steve advises fighters on what to do with their money even helped them complete tax returns. If they earned enough then he puts them onto an accountant. He got them to set up a pension. He also helps advise them on what to do after boxing.

    This is where you get most of the value from a manager, especially as most boxers end up pissing their money away and having no financial stability post boxing.

    Other than that he advises them on the opponent choice but that is something a trainer can do aswell.
     
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  9. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Any Manager worth their salt sole purpose should be doing whatever it takes to get the best deals for the fighter. They are very important as they should be the buffer between promoter and fighter making sure a fighter isn't getting screwed.
     
  10. Here's Johnny

    Here's Johnny Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Quick google search and half a brain could save you an awful lot of money then? I know that some boxers (as are the general population) are thick but you’d think they’d be capable of that. If not at least have a genuine friend or family member willing to do it for less of a fee. Fair enough having one for the ones really stupid or with nobody but I can’t believe managers are so prominent if this is their main job.
     
  11. high tower

    high tower Active Member Full Member

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    do you mean Steve woods ?? If so he sounded like a great manager but from what he says he does a lot more than most managers. He highlighted that joe Gallagher pinching Murray from his management is the reason Murray is skint.

    my old amateur coach started coaching pros and looking to be their manager too. Doubt the guy can count to ten so **** knows who is giving him management contracts.
     
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  12. ryuken87

    ryuken87 Active Member Full Member

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    Boxers need someone representing them in negotiations and help with the financials, otherwise promoters would take them for an absolute ride. Whether or not particular managers have their fighter's best interests at heart is another matter.
     
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  13. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I understand why many trainers want to be managers too, as they get screwed % wise for the job of trainer, and unless you have bigger earners boxing trainers dont earn much. Be surprised if their are more than 7-8 trainers in UK who earn enough from training fighters to not to need another income.
     
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  14. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Yes I mean Steve Woods. He does admit that he does more than most managers do for their fighters.
     
  15. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    If my years of watching TV wrestling have taught me anything, they are always up to no good and are primarily there to distract the referee when their guy wants to go for the "foriegn object" in his trunks to brain the other guy with.