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UFC’s three economic weapons for retaliation against Andy Foster for giving Conor McGregor a boxing licenseThursday, December 1st, 2016
Andy Foster’s decision to give Conor McGregor a boxing license in California could spark a damaging political war with UFC.
For the first time, Al Haymon admits he’s a boxing manager (in court) & here are his past contract detailsThursday, November 10th, 2016
Golden Boy’s antitrust lawsuit against Al Haymon is paying dividends in revealing business methods.
Al Haymon argues he’s not liable for predatory pricing because he spent 9-figures & can’t make the money backMonday, November 7th, 2016
Al Haymon’s attorneys have come out guns-a-blazin’ in their motion for summary judgment to kill Golden Boy’s anti-trust and unfair competition lawsuit.
The most audacious Al Haymon court argument yet: the TV networks are the promoters, don’t look at meTuesday, November 1st, 2016
Al Haymon’s two legal defenses against Golden Boy’s anti-trust lawsuit boil down to this: I’m not a promoter (the TV networks are) and Golden Boy is the one engaging in restrictive activity by not letting their fighters sign with me.
The California State Athletic Commission thinks they can get the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin fight in Los Angeles and is in overdrive to kiss the ass of promoter Tom Loeffler.
Anyone under the age of 18 participating in a youth sports program in the state of California will now be subject to new concussion & head injury protocols requiring at least a seven day break from full return to sporting activities.
The reported $925 million dollar investment by Kansas hedge fund Waddell & Ivy into Al Haymon’s boxing venture could become the fight sport’s version of Rupert Murdoch’s disastrous investment in MySpace.
Roy Englebrecht is continuing to do business as a fight promoter in California despite being suspended in the state of Nevada for perjury. And the California State Athletic Commission appears to be just OK with this arrangement.
When the Nevada State Athletic Commission promised wholesale changes to their rules & regulations after the state’s budget changed their financing from general funding to self-funding, they weren’t kidding. The proposed economic & drug testing suspension changes will have a ripple effect.
With finances tightening up for the Nevada State Athletic Commission, there will be an open and aggressive stance to overpenalize & overcharge fighters for punishment in order to force settlement agreements to cut administrative costs.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission hammered California boxing promoter Roy Englebrecht with an 18-month suspension for providing false and misleading information on behalf of fighter Zab Judah.
The administrative process to suspend Roy Englebrecht on charges of perjury, forgery, and ID theft in Nevada has officially begun and the hammer is coming down on him May 25th. Will California accept Nevada’s suspension?
The WBC’s partnership with VADA has just changed the landscape of boxing when it comes to drug testing. However, the amount of legal questions raised by this new partnership are voluminous and the role of state athletic commissions is as murky as ever.« Previous Entries