Originally Posted by Anthony342
Have there ever been any boxing promoters that everyone liked and considered to be honest and good, rather than hated by some, as Arum and King have been over the years, or does being a dishonest huckster just come with the territory?
I think promoters are salesman. They get into the trade to make some money. They promote events. In the course of promoting they get compete with each other for talent as king and arum have over the years. Some are infact both manangers and promoters as Don and his fake manager carl king
had in the 80's. In a perfect boxing world two fighters with good managers and trainers on there teams bring out the optimum performance and paydays for the fighters. The promoter sells the fight and makes money and we the observers or fans pay for the privlage of watching the fight and come away entertained.