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From the article: “Paul Haberman, the principal/owner of the Law Offices of Paul S. Haberman in Norwood, New Jersey, is well-versed in MMA-speak, and has a vast understanding of the law and the circumstances it creates. The million-dollar policy is likely to stay put after the review period, he said, but it’s still up in…

Blue Chip Lightweight Prospect’s Motorcycle Accident Highlights the Need for Contractual Limitations on a Boxer’s Activities between Bouts This past month, blue chip lightweight prospect Felix (Diamante) Verdejo, 22-0 (15 KOs), sustained injuries to his head, face, and left arm as the result of a motorcycle accident in his native Puerto Rico. Verdejo’s injuries may…

In Light of New York’s Legalization of Mixed Martial Arts, a Look at the Legal and Regulatory Risks Involved With Alternating Between a Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Career. On four occasions throughout 2013, colorful former welterweight and super welterweight boxing champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga had his name back in the combat sports headlines…

  A Quick Look at the Possible Regulatory Implications of Victories for Al Haymon in His Lawsuits with Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions Ask almost any boxer in the United States who the best manager in the sport is today, and most of them would inevitably say Al Haymon. Likewise, ask almost any boxer…

This past week, 2000 U.S. Olympic bronze medalist and two-time middleweight champion Jermain (Bad Intentions) Taylor, who was once expected to usher in a new era in the middleweight division following back-to-back decision wins over long-reigning champion Bernard (The Executioner) Hopkins, was arrested for the second time in six months on gun-related charges. In late…

What to Contemplate When Signing with a Boxing Promoter There was a time when Don King’s signing of a well-regarded prospect would not have raised many eye brows, as he was essentially the godfather of the sport and responsible for many of its largest events between the 1970s and 1990s. But fast forward to 2013…

A Look at the Potential Contractual Implications of Refusing Bouts One professional boxer accusing another of ducking him in order to drum up interest in a potential bout is almost as old as the sport itself. While some may argue that certain ducking accusations in recent times were legitimate, like those lodged both against and…

What if a Double-Amputee Wanted to Box? While the USA Boxing team might have been rather uninspiring at the 2012 London Olympics, South Africa’s sprint runner, Oscar Pistorius, was among one of the Olympics’ most inspiring and noteworthy participants. Pistorius, popularly known as the “Blade Runner” in the press, is the double amputee who competed…

The Questions That Arose from the Last Minute Wrangling to Preserve Adrien Broner vs. Vicente Escobedo This past Saturday, the now former WBO Super Featherweight champion Adrien (The Problem) continued his recent string of impressive performances with a fifth round TKO of Vicente Escobedo.  Not as impressive, however, was what happened both before and after…

A Quick Look at the Legal and Regulatory Issues Raised by the Cancellations of Khan-Peterson II and Berto-Ortiz II Following Positive Drug Tests In one famously bad month for top-level professional boxing, two highly anticipated rematches of 2011 “Fights of the Year” were aced as a result of participants testing positive for banned substances. The…