BOXING HAD BEEN ON “LIFE SUPPORT”
San Francisco, CA- While walking off a meal one evening in rural Ohio, Prentiss Byrd, once a partner in Kronk Boxing with Emanuel Steward in Motown, uttered the following words. “You know, the (boxing) game is dead. We’re just stepping over dead bodies.”
MAN OF MYSTERY BRINGS BOXING BACK
Fast forward 15 years and the “game of boxing” is making an almost unprecedented comeback under the guidance of Harvard alumni Al Haymon. Seemingly as mysterious as the late billionaire Howard Hughes, of whom there was only one picture of him since like 1938 before dying in 1976. Today there are only three photos of Al Haymon in existence.
FOLLOWING UK BLUEPRINT TO REVIVE GAME?
Years ago, the Brit’s realized that their boxing was lagging and that the glory once bestowed the country that first brought us gloved prize fights in the late 1800’s was gone. The amateur system wasn’t producing quality talent and thus the promoters didn’t have quality guys they could nurture and develop into national and or international stars.
BOXING REBIRTH ALMOST 20 YEARS OLD Read more