The Official 'I have something to say about Boxing that doesn't warrant its own thread' Thread

Aug 4, 2012
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I made the wrong decision of watching the Showtime card last night.

commentators and everyone watching were bored from the opening round of the Hurd fight until the last round of the Danny Garcia fight, an awful night of "action" and sums up everything what is wrong with boxing. Two men who earned good money vs two men who should not have been in the ring with them. Both fights meant and proved nothing except for making both of their bank balances better.
 
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Jun 3, 2012
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I made the wrong decision of watching the Showtime card last night.

commentators and everyone watching were bored from the opening round of the Hurd fight until the last round of the Danny Garcia fight, an awful night of "action" and sums up everything what is wrong with boxing. Two men who earned good money vs two men who should not have been in the ring with them. Both fights meant and proved nothing except for making both of their bank balances better.
100%. Other than the opener, it was a terrible show.
 
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I doubt that is true. It would be very hard for such a contract to be legal.

Problem is that most fighters don't have the means to fight these contracts, and Warren loves a court case.

Maybe some attention might help him to get a resolution.
 
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I doubt that is true. It would be very hard for such a contract to be legal.

Problem is that most fighters don't have the means to fight these contracts, and Warren loves a court case.

Maybe some attention might help him to get a resolution.
Its true.
 
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Its true.
I should have been clearer, I didn't mean that it was a lie, just that he may be mistaken that there is no other option.

I obviously haven't seen the contract, but Frank must have some obligations under it, if he is not fulfilling those then he could be in breach.

If the contract does lock Evans in with no guarantee of fights and no form of recourse then it could be unfair and potentially voidable.

You would need to see the contract, and understand the steps both parties have made to resolve it, to make a judgment. But you could fight it if you have the means and the drive.
 
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It wouldn’t be a court case more likely a BBBofC hearing and from experience they will side with the promoter
You will know more about that than I would, but I would say that any contract of that nature could be challenged.

I would doubt the board will side against a big promoter for a small fighter, but legal proceedings would be a different situation.

It might be a big deal though, like the Bosman ruling, or the promotional contracts for fighters in Germany being overturned. So not easy, and maybe not worth the risk for your average person.
 
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You will know more about that than I would, but I would say that any contract of that nature could be challenged.

I would doubt the board will side against a big promoter for a small fighter, but legal proceedings would be a different situation.

It might be a big deal though, like the Bosman ruling, or the promotional contracts for fighters in Germany being overturned. So not easy, and maybe not worth the risk for your average person.
I agree about legal proceedings being a different kettle of fish ,it explains why Mcguigan is constantly delaying the case with Frampton