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  • #11
    Originally posted by Ray* View Post
    Why would you need a promoter if you are Mike Tyson, a big name or sorting out exhibition fights? You need legal associates, you don’t even need a manager or an adviser, you have your demands, you have legal representation, who can attend meetings and put your stuffs together. Even if you are not educated like most of these boxers, you can still do this.
    No, he needs an advisor or manager desperately. Legal representation can make sure a contract will hold up in court, but they aren't going to advise you of whether it makes commercial sense to bind yourself to Triller till 2023...Or if they did, they are becoming an adviser.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by Monty Fisto View Post

      No, he needs an advisor or manager desperately. Legal representation can make sure a contract will hold up in court, but they aren't going to advise you of whether it makes commercial sense to bind yourself to Triller till 2023...Or if they did, they are becoming an adviser.
      He (Tyson) has that experience in that department. A manager isn’t going to tell you anything special or different that a solicitor wouldn’t tell you at this stage of Tyson’s career. That’s why you would see that a lot of managers/advisers or former promoters are lawyers in their earlier careers.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by Ray* View Post

        He (Tyson) has that experience in that department. A manager isn’t going to tell you anything special or different that a solicitor wouldn’t tell you at this stage of Tyson’s career. That’s why you would see that a lot of managers/advisers or former promoters are lawyers in their earlier careers.
        Yes, a lot of managers used to be lawyers -- because you need that specialist knowledge to be in a position to give good advice and understand how someone might get ripped off. But someone who is employed as a solicitor only is not going to stick their neck out and advise you on the commercial side of a deal. Why would they? And if they did, then they have moved into the role of advisor by definition.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by Monty Fisto View Post

          Yes, a lot of managers used to be lawyers -- because you need that specialist knowledge to be in a position to give good advice and understand how someone might get ripped off. But someone who is employed as a solicitor only is not going to stick their neck out and advise you on the commercial side of a deal. Why would they? And if they did, then they have moved into the role of advisor by definition.
          Hence why it’s important to have the experience that Tyson already has. If he at this stage of everything is getting ripped off, doesn’t know how to manage certain things and what he wants from a deal or whatnot then no one ever would.

          If you are an up and coming fighter then of course, but when you have the experience that Tyson has attained over the years, then you don’t need one. Get your solicitor and that’s it.

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