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Daniel Jacobs Clarifies Role of Al Haymon in Eddie Hearn Union

By Radio Rahim

This past Saturday night, former middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs (32-2, 29 KOs) officially revealed that he signed a multi-fight promotional agreement with UK-based promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport.

Jacobs also signed a multi-fight agreement with HBO.

When all of the news was revealed, there was a lot of confusion over the relationship between Jacobs and his longtime adviser, Al Haymon.

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Most Haymon fighters are not contractually tied to any promoter in particular. That was one of the big issues when an army of his fighters were competing under the promotional banner of Golden Boy Promotions - nearly all of Haymon advised fighters were basically working with Golden Boy without a promotional agreement - including Jacobs. That Haymon, Golden Boy relationship officially fell apart in early 2015.

Haymon would usually hook up with his promotional partners to stage events under the Premier Boxing Champions banner.

And the majority of Haymon's business is conducted with HBO's main network rival, Showtime.

Jacobs becomes the first high profile Haymon advised fighter to sign a promotional deal and also a deal with Showtime's competitor.

This move could obviously lead to more Haymon advised fighters making similar moves. On Sunday, former champion Carl Frampton - who is advised by Haymon - announced that he signed a promotional deal with Frank Warren.

Jacobs indicates that nothing has changed between him and Haymon. He says the powerful adviser is here to stay and won't be on the outside looking in.

"Promotion-wise, we got one of the best promoters in the game, Eddie Hearn. I love the guy, he's tremendous at what he does. And I look forward to getting pushed. We still have Al on board. Al will always be my adviser. He was my adviser since the beginning of my career and when I hang my gloves up he'll be my adviser then as well. I have a full fledged circle and it's working in my favor," Jacobs told BoxingScene.com.

"I think its a great opportunity to have everyone on my team. Their job is to make that these [big] fights are made. Adding different pieces to the puzzle now, it makes more sense in getting me the opportunities even faster. Al has always been a mastermind, Al has always gotten me the big fights, but now it's kind of become harder getting some of these guys because they are in different places. But now we're down with the team, I think it's that much easier."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by killakali on 09-27-2017

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;18086295]lol. Carl Frampton left Barry McGuigan to now fight for Frank Warren; when he fights again in the US, he'll still be fighting on Showtime (with BoxNation carrying the fight in the UK, instead of ITV or something). Even in…

Comment by Scipio2009 on 09-25-2017

[QUOTE=Sledgeweather17;18086733]I would love for him to get that shot more than anything. But if GGG vacates and he fights for a vacant title his legacy will not be as great. They'll just call him a paper champion and HBO propaganda…

Comment by BWC on 09-25-2017

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;18086378]ESPN, if I read Rafael's article correctly, basically picked up a 360 deal with Top Rank (ESPN is the only broadcast partner for Top Rank in US/Canada/Mexico, ESPN takes over the digital platform for Top Rank, ESPN distributes any PPV…

Comment by Sledgeweather17 on 09-25-2017

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;18086392]Jermall Charlo is still the WBC's mandatory challenger at 160lbs, and he's got more than enough muscle behind him that he'll get his shot, whether Golovkin and his camp pay up to bring him over (similar to how Jacobs got…

Comment by OmarRueben on 09-25-2017

Slimy Al Haymon is a modern day slave master dealing with boxers as Slimy Al's personal slaves. Haymon is just a plantation owner with boxers as haymon's field slaves working for peanuts as Haymon gets richer. Lashes and whippings are…

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