Feature | Jan 22 2019

LONG READ The art of boxing promotion

In the 21st century do you even need a promoter? Kenneth Bouhairie investigates the ever-changing role of the promoter in professional boxing
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This feature was originally published in Boxing News magazine

A SILENT revolution is taking place in boxing, a pro-fighter movement that threatens the old guard.

From Tex Rickard at the beginning of the 20th century to Bob Arum today, promoters have always been central to boxing’s revenue streams. They made deals with the principals, paid the fighters and put on the show.

 

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