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[In Wake of the Recent Arrest of WBC Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo, a Look at the Arguments For and Against the Placement of Morals Clauses in Boxing Management and Promotional Agreements; Published in its Original Form by Paul S. Haberman on 8Countnews.com in 2009] Allow me to take you on a trip back in time…

A Quick Look at Purse Bids in Professional Boxing in Light of Triller’s Winning Purse Bid for the Rights to Teofimo Lopez’s Lightweight Title Defense Against George Kambosos, Jr. Triller, an upstart tech company that recently staged the exhibition between retired boxing legends Roy Jones, Jr. and “Iron” Mike Tyson, sent shockwaves through the professional…

A Quick Look at the Use, Potential Use, and Limits of Tolling and Force Majeure Provisions in Promotional Agreements/Relationships During the Battle Against COVID-19 Boxing fans, never mind the boxers themselves, may be receiving a jolt of energy as the sport is starting to take steps around the world, and notably on ESPN this past…

A Quick Look at the Limitations of Boxing Manager-Promoter Firewall Regulations Since the rise of Al Haymon and Premier Boxing Champions, the question has repeatedly been asked, and on a few occasions litigated, as to what limitations there are on a manager acting as a promoter, or vice versa, in professional boxing. A popular refrain…

A Quick Look at What Ali Act Disclosures Actually Consist of Professional boxing is rife with claims by its fighters and their management that promoters are routinely less than transparent as to the revenues and expenses that arise from a given fight card. Interestingly, despite such claims, it is not multiple choice under U.S. federal…

A Reminder that Full Financial Disclosure in Professional Boxing is a Product of Law, Not Contract The Association of Boxing Commissions’ “Unified Rules of Boxing” did away with mandatory eight counts and the three knockdown rule. In addition to the 10 count, however, at least two forms of counting remain universal and mandatory under U.S….

[In the wake of the controversial end to this weekend’s bout between Andre Dirrell and Jose Uzcategui, a repost of an article which I originally posted on September 19, 2011 on 8 Count News.com following Mayweather-Ortiz] Is Boxing’s Oldest Adage Under Fire Following Floyd Mayweather’s Controversial and Crushing KO of Victor Ortiz? This past Saturday…

A Quick Look at Whether Two Other Boxers in the Sport Today Could Possibly Negotiate Together Like the Klitschkos Do, or Whether Two Others in History Ever Could Have Author’s Note: In light of the more recent successes of the Charlo brothers and in advance of the upcoming heavyweight championship bout between Anthony Joshua and…

A Quick Look at the Laws, Rules, and Regulations Governing Motor Sports in New York State Ask anybody what sports New York State is known for and their initial responses would likely be baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. A more thoughtful response may include boxing, given Madison Square Garden’s status as the “Mecca of Boxing”…

From the article: “’To the extent Golden Boy made any mistakes in the case,’ says Paul Haberman, principal owner of the Law Offices of Paul S. Haberman, LLC,  ‘I would say that perhaps the lawsuit was a little overambitious and perhaps should have focused more on some of the questionable steps actually taken against Golden…