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  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…

How to Stay Out of Legal Peril as a Social Media User in the Professional Boxing World There was a time a few years back when Twitter was primarily employed as a tool to spread news of interest from throughout the world to friends, acquaintances, and professional colleagues. More recently, however, Twitter posts themselves generate…

Could Cris Arreola’s Renewed Commitment to Fitness Inspire Weight Loss Incentives in the Management and Promotional Agreements of Boxers with Issues at the Scale? Judging by his fighting spirit, no one could ever accuse heavyweight contender Cris (The Nightmare) Arreola of being a “Big Baby,” even after the now-notorious shows of emotion following both his…

With Kirkland, LeMieux, Berto, and Lopez All Losing Their Undefeated Records This Month, a Quick Look at the Potential Contractual Implications of Losing an Undefeated Record In one of the most sensational months of professional boxing in recent history, the undefeated records of two of boxing’s hottest young contenders, middleweights James (Stone Cold) Kirkland and…