Originally Posted by jvsnypes
This is a very good question that I have no answer to. Don King is also still doing his thing. Gary Shaw's biggest guy is Chad Dawson, Dibella has Martinez, I don't know about Goosen. I guess guys like Berto and Martinez sign with second rated promotions because of simply being impatient. Maybe Top Rank and GBP don't come knocking right away so they sign with those guys. Who knows? But I do know that after a few years or few fights, they look to get out of contracts and sign with the big dogs.
True - Dong King still has some fighters. . .
I have no idea why they wouldn't be patient off the break, though? certainly they would have advisors and lawyers, etc. . . maybe the second tier promotors manage to pony up more cash somehow?
or maybe top rank and golden boy only will sign them if they agree to REALLY LONG TERM contracts like 6 years/10 fights or something, whereas second tier give them more guaranteed cash up front, a signing bonus, if you will, and only require them to sign 3 year/6 fight type deals