Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Schaefer Rips Hatton CEO Over Mishandling Martin Murray

By Rick Reeno

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer was visibly upset when he explained the details behind the failed discussions to make a middleweight fight between WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin (29-0, 21KOs) and British contender Martin Murray (25-1-1, 11KOs).

Murray has well documented issues with obtaining a visa to enter the United States. To make the fight happen, Schaefer was willing to make a deal where Quillin would travel to England to face Murray on his home turf. However, Schaefer indicates that Murray promoter, Richard Poxon - Director of Boxing for Hatton Promotions - was impossible to deal with.

Quillin is set to return on October 26th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

"We had one opponent in mind, Martin Murray - but the people he is with are impossible to deal with. Ricky Hatton is a great friend of mine. I'm always there for him and we talk to each other once in a while. The CEO he has is an idiot, Richard Poxon. He doesn't know what he is doing," Schaefer detailed.

"We wanted to give one of the Hatton fighters [a title shot], Martin Murray, who had a great fight with Sergio Martinez and a lot of people think he beat Sergio Martinez. And if it would have been outside of Argentina he probably would have won. We said we can have Peter Quillin come to England, no problem. But unfortunately [Murray] has a promoter who doesn't know what the hell he's doing. If you have the wrong promoter, that guy can really f*** up you career. And here you have Martin Murray, coming off an unbelievable performance, and you have Peter Quillin who is willing to come to England - and [Murray's promoter] finds a way not to make it happen."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ragingbull1 on 08-27-2013

[QUOTE=US Dirk Killer;13687797]Matchroom... not Hatton Promotions[/QUOTE] Sorry I was replying to somone's comment saying how british promotion is poor. (Forgot to quote message). But yes Hatton Promo is down and out, matter of time till Murray and Rabchenko abandon ship..

Comment by Mr Ehrmantraut on 08-27-2013

They don't want to screw up the Barker-Murray fight.

Comment by BattlingNelson on 08-27-2013

[QUOTE=daggum;13685594]i'm sure the deal was just awful and golden boy would have options for murray if he wins. so essentially they would be stealing murrray if he wins and if he loses his purse was probably garbage. typical promoting.[/QUOTE] True.…

Comment by A-Wolf on 08-27-2013

[quote=toosweet;13685330]i wouldn't mind seeing quillen and murray throw down.[/quote] +1 [color="white"]..........[/color]

Comment by US Dirk Killer on 08-27-2013

[QUOTE=ragingbull1;13687790]Matchroom are one of the top promotional outfits in the world.... There have never been so many Brits in Title fights![/QUOTE] Matchroom... not Hatton Promotions

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (44)
Top Headlines Klitschko vs. Joshua: Wladimir Embraces 80,000 at Wembley Lucian Bute vs. Eleider Alvarez Set For February 25, Quebec Holyfield, Barrera, Tapia Officially Announced For IBHOF Class Shakur Stevenson To Be Managed By James Prince, Andre Ward Antonio Vargas Making Pro Moves, Inks Managerial Deal Photos: Erik Skoglund, Timy Shala - Face To Face at Final Presser Abner Mares Addresses His 15-Month Layoff Entering Cuellar Fight Ellerbe Confident: On Jan. 14 We Come Back With Three Titles! Trainer: Lara Wants Bigger Fights, But Must Take Care of Family Wilder: Molina Might Be 'Bipolar,' But Has Heart to Upset Joshua Chisora, Whyte - Both Promise a Vicious Knockout Ending Tommy Ward, Super-Bantamweight, Inks Frank Warren Deal Haye: Right Now, I'd Knock Anthony Joshua Out in Three Rounds! Blackledge: Callum Smith Won't Make it To DeGale-Jack Winner Photos: Bernard Hopkins Clowns Media With 'Old Man' Disguise UFC Prez Makes it Clear That NO Approval For McGregor Boxing! Jeff Horn Could Land Bradley or Vargas, Says Bob Arum Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Returns To His Roots For His Last Career Stand De La Hoya: I Think Hopkins Did Better Than Ward Against Kovalev Photos: Top Rank, Duco Presser To Announce Joseph Parker Deal Freddie Roach: I'm Confident Cuellar Beats Mares - By Knockout Too Joseph Parker Will Be Promoted By Top Rank in America, China Photos: Bernard Hopkins Putting in Work For Final Career Fight Ward-Kovalev: $3.3 Million Live Gate From 10,066 Tickets Sold Abel Sanchez: Andy Ruiz Ready For 50-50 Fight With Joseph Parker Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Putting in Work For Ring Return Claudio Marrero Eager For Zambrano Clash as Purse Bid Looms McGregor: I Was Minding My Business, Mayweather Called Me Out Erik Skoglund Will Have a Familiar Head Trainer in His Corner Andy Ruiz on Parker: When Bell Rings, I'm Going Into Beast Mode! Jack Culcay vs. Demetrius Andrade Purse Bid on December 15 Abner Mares: I'll Prove I'm Still Elite, That I Can Make a Big Bang Anthony Joshua Could Fight in Nigeria For Right Price, Says Hearn Brook Mentions Spence, But Talks Thurman-Garcia, Pacquiao Parker-Ruiz Title Fight Nearing Sold Out Status in New Zealand Frampton: Santa Cruz Can't Be Busier or Better in Our Rematch Jason Sosa Relfects on Memorable 2016 Run, Maps Out Future Saunders: Need Another Fight Before Golovkin, Other Top Foe Mason Menard Views Ray Beltran Fight As Doorstep To Stardom Wilder: Joshua Has Fought D-Level Guys; Wouldn't Be Big in U.S.
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement