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Al Haymon

Al Haymon American boxing advisor

American boxing advisor
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Intro American boxing advisor
Is Athlete Sports official
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 1956, Cleveland, USA
Age: 64 years
Education
Harvard Business School
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Biography

Al Haymon (born April 21, 1955) is an American boxing promoter and manager. He is the manager to Floyd Mayweather Jr. and has won the Boxing Writers of America Manager of the Year Award a total of five times.

Early life

Haymon was raised in Cleveland, Ohio and studied economics at Harvard. He also has an MBA from Harvard.

Music career

His main career start was in music promotion, where he promoted such acts as M. C. Hammer, New Edition, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson and Mary J. Blige, and Rick James.He branched out to other entertainment areas, such as when he worked with Eddie Murphy. In 1999, he sold 50% of A. H. Enterprises to SFX Entertainment.

Boxing career

Around 2000, Haymon ventured into boxing when he managed Vernon Forrest. Over the next decade, Haymon gained considerable influence in boxing, mainly due to his connection to Floyd Mayweather Jr. In 2005 and 2013, Haymon won the Al Buck Award (Manager of the Year) from the Boxing Writers Association of America.

Haymon founded Premier Boxing Champions, which held its first event in 2015.

Criticism and controversy

Haymon is rarely seen and never interviewed. Greg Bishop, formerly of the New York Times and now of Sports Illustrated, suggests that Haymon functions as both promoter and manager, against the principles of the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act, which was designed to separate boxing promoters from boxing managers. He has also been criticized by fans and writers alike for the inactivity of many of his fighters.

Notable client list

Fighters who are currently or were previously represented by Haymon include:

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    https://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/18/sports/behind-the-scenes-haymon-is-shaking-up-the-fight-game.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all
    https://variety.com/1999/music/news/sfx-turns-up-urban-beat-1117502364/
    https://web.archive.org/web/20110817095832/http://www.bwaa.org/2005_haymon.htm
    http://www.bwaa.org/2005_haymon.htm
    https://web.archive.org/web/20130830143522/http://www.bwaa.org/boxingawards.htm
    http://www.bwaa.org/boxingawards.htm
    http://espn.go.com/blog/dan-rafael/post/_/id/1405/lopez-lara-sign-with-haymon
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