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“How come guys like Lou Dibella, Dan Goosen and Gary Shaw have never been as powerful as Haymon, Shaefer, Arum, and Don king in his hey day”

It’s all about who you know. Haymon is tight with Stephen Espinoza, President of Showtime, Richard Schaefer CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. who of course owns Mayweather Promotions. When you have connections like that, you have access to power and the ability to build your own. Also, Haymon is an astute strategist and businessman, as is Schaefer, and yes, even Floyd. If these three brains ever come together to form one entity, You’ll be looking at a real powerhouse in the boxing world.

Posted March 22, 2014 1:05 pm 

B Red

How come guys like Lou Dibella, Dan Goosen and Gary Shaw have never been as powerful as Haymon, Shaefer, Arum, and Don king in his hey day

Posted March 20, 2014 3:38 pm 


….he is the like the Mcmahon of boxing….50 cents knows about Al…the rest including Floyd is just a front…hmmmmmm wont be surprise all the boxing shows are scripted…opinion here only but make sense…lol

Posted March 20, 2014 9:09 am 


And Sam Watson was the bodyguard of Mike Tyson and Bill Clinton in the 90’s …

Posted March 20, 2014 6:03 am 


Al Haymon’s brother; Bobby Haymon, has fought Sugar Ray Leonard in pro, look on boxrec

Posted March 20, 2014 6:00 am 


Bobby Haymon (Al Haymon’s brother) has fought Sugar Ray Leonard in pro

Posted March 20, 2014 5:59 am 

Da UnKnown Comic

srminimo that’s not Al Haymon. That’s Sam Watson and his sons.

Posted March 19, 2014 11:04 pm 

Da UnKnown Comic

The guy you think is Al is actually Sam Watson. Al is a tall slim balding guy. He got Floyd out of his bad deal with James Prince. And if you think Floyd is making money, Al is making so much hidden money that Floyd would be jealous if he knew.

Posted March 19, 2014 11:02 pm 

MNboxingFAN – Sean

Haymon is a crook, but a genius crook. Saying he’s not a promoter. No he’s an “advisor”. Sure he is. Smart as hell though. Avoiding taxes and costs of running a business by not having offices anywhere. Hell he doesn’t even have a website that I can find! How many fighters “SIGN” with an “ADVISOR”??? Yeah… exactly. Only the ones who’ve signed with Al Haymon. I’m just surprised that the big promotional companies haven’t tried to sell their offices and follow suit. I wouldn’t be surprised if Richard Schaefer is the next “ADVISOR” to emerge as it seems like he is going to part ways with Golden Boy.

Posted March 19, 2014 10:37 pm 


This article is spot on in terms of its overall message, but it only scratches the surface. It’s almost like author is either very young or had a deadline and didn’t leave himself enough to write it. Al Haymon is definitely the new Don King.

Posted March 19, 2014 8:00 pm 


Can’t Believe – I’d say about 75% of boxing fans make that mistake.

Posted March 19, 2014 7:50 pm 

cant believe…

im convinced that at least 25 percent of boxing fans confuse sam watson for al haymon.

Posted March 19, 2014 6:55 pm 

Fight Aficionado

There was a report at a Hip Hop news site that Al Haymon has been having liasons with a transvestite prostitute at hotels in Vegas and LA for years. The tranny was quoted directly. So apparently he knows how to spend his winnings

Posted March 19, 2014 4:22 pm 


“I wonder which fighter will sign next.” This writer sounds like a 12-year-old trying to meet a minimum page requirement.

Posted March 19, 2014 12:18 pm 


haymon is dung. and on a sidenote im realky happy sredmond is gone. we should create an east side holiday in celebration of sredmonds long time dissapearence! must have gotten kicked out of his low income housing or the firl he was living on kicked him out

Posted March 19, 2014 4:27 am 


Al Haymond reports to the MOB. He don’t need to have his on stable of fighters. Richard, Oscar, and Bernard are his CORONA GIRLS!!!!!! LOL…..

Posted March 19, 2014 2:36 am 


Al Haymond is the neo-Don King…Brad- calls him brilliant. I call him BERNARD MADOFF. soon when the lights shine on his business boxers will be crying that all of their life SAVINGS ARE GONE…LOL.LOL.

Posted March 19, 2014 2:30 am 

Windmilling Wildly

“I’d like to thank Al Haymon”.

Seriously, what kind of egocentric douche demands his fighters say this after every fight and then acts like he don’t want publicity?

I’m not fond of the guy but boxing needs villains, I remember when Paul Williams got knocked spark out, Hymen’s face was priceless!

Posted March 19, 2014 12:09 am 


wonder who boxtradamus was trying to post as below but forgot to change his handle? probably me. dummies always getting caught posting under other names. fight afficionado has caught him up

Posted March 18, 2014 10:28 pm 


lol! your one of my favorite posters fight afficionado. dont ever change

Posted March 18, 2014 10:25 pm 

Fight Aficionado

“sredmond is gone. we should create an east side holiday in celebration of sredmonds long time dissapearence! must have gotten kicked out of his low income housing…” – Bears, SRedmond showed up last week under his second screen name Supreme Court. He’s been laying low in general since he exposed himself as a douche who posts under multiple screen names though. Dork forgot to change his handle and was caught having a convo with himself. LOL.

Posted March 18, 2014 8:31 pm 


Hmm, Haymon is a smart business-man, but I can’t help but think he’s making a mistake with all of this rapid growth and I think fighters signing with him will be left wanting.

From what little knowledge is available about the guy, he seems to be everything wrapped into one. He’s not a team… he’s the mastermind as well as the guy that gets his hands dirty behind the scenes.
Sure he has the Watsons hanging around, but daddy Watson’s job is to be loud in public, while the junior Watsons give fighters massages and buy them coffee.
All strategy and enactment of strategy seems to fall on Haymon.

Given that there are only 24hrs in a day, I question Haymon’s ability to continue to perform at his usual level with a growing stable, especially when that stable includes a huge name like Mayweather who would likely already chew up a lot of time.

So either, new, smaller name fighters are going to be neglected whilst big-name fighters are being served, or Haymon will have to bring in help… but can he hire someone with the same sort of business savvy and intelligence that he has? And even then, is he the kind of person that would trust having someone working autonomously under the Haymon name?

Posted March 18, 2014 7:32 pm 

Hawaii 10

Al Haymon is the brain power of the team Mayweather. If there’s no Al Haymon, Mayweather would have faced Manny Pacquaio, and Mayweather would have been in the sewer.

As Haymon said, “Floyd, I will pick only those opponents I know you will surely win. I will never let you fight Manny Pacquiao. Never.”

Posted March 18, 2014 7:20 pm 


al haymon is the guy that are good for boxers that need high money/low risk fights or they want to duck another fighter.(stevenson) haymon has the floyd thing going on, like floyd jr said: it’s not about the best fighting the best…
i knew herrera was gonna get robbed against garcia when i could see those ugly watson brothers in garcias corner and when their dad said after the last round to garcia: don’t worry we got this. they represent haymon

Posted March 18, 2014 6:04 pm 


i love bill and ted dude :)

Posted March 18, 2014 4:40 pm 

Bill S. Preston ESQ.

And his two peanut headed sons win

Posted March 18, 2014 4:23 pm 

Kid Hammer

@ deepwaterz2

You may be right. There are rumblings that DeLahoya

and this Schaefer guy are on the outs.

Posted March 18, 2014 3:58 pm 


haymon holds all the cards and sets up the winners and losers. why do you think he signed paulie? because paulie was telling the world about the conflicts of interest. now he has to shut up. look at broners scam. look at garcia’s last robbery. look at wilder fight. look at floyd not having to fight pac

Posted March 18, 2014 3:12 pm 


I don’t know much about Al Haymon to offer up an opinion on the man. What I do know is that he is he biggest name in boxing that doesn’t fight. He has built a huge stable of fighters in different weight classes. My question to fellow boxing fans is. At what point does this become a conflict of interest when you have fighters in the same weight class? You can’t push one fighter over another for the ultimate goal of becoming champion. HBO and Showtime have their boxers and as I call them company champions that they push on their network. Should certain fighters be locked on one network only? Shouldn’t fights go to the highest bidder? Sad that certain fights can’t happen because fighters belong to networks or promoters. Help me out, educate me on these dealings, I’d like to know.

Posted March 18, 2014 3:07 pm 

B Red

Al haymon is the most powerful man in boxing according to yahoo sports.

Posted March 18, 2014 2:04 pm 


He is forming a syndicate with espinoza and Schaefer and getting rid of delahoya

Posted March 18, 2014 1:24 pm 


I think sone of y all are mad pac is not with him who cares what he look like I just want to see good fights not that bs top rank do

Posted March 18, 2014 1:15 pm 


Know y all hating on a man that got good fighter’s and put on good fights y all should be Happy but I guess some of y all just want to see the same old fights over and over

Posted March 18, 2014 1:13 pm 


haymon is dung. and on a sidenote im realky happy sredmond is gone. we should create an east side holiday in celebration of sredmonds long time dissapearence! must have gotten kicked out of his low income housing or the firl he was living on kicked him out

Posted March 18, 2014 1:05 pm 


Hmm, adviser ? What is his advice, is Al an attorney ? I know he isn’t a inspirAtional speaker lol.

Can’t knock a guy for making some greenback.

Posted March 18, 2014 12:33 pm 


Pointless article.

Posted March 18, 2014 12:27 pm 


Yeah I have seen a picture of him and nope he isn’t the prettiest. But he sure is rich. I think I would be rather rich and ugly than pretty and broke. But that is just me. I am neither, I am average and low/middle. lol

Posted March 18, 2014 12:06 pm 


Al Haymon is ugly motherfocker, that’s why he doesn’t like to be photograph.

Posted March 18, 2014 11:57 am 


Not sure if Haymon has ever been photographed at a fight.

Posted March 18, 2014 11:39 am 

The Facts !

Haymon is up to something ,,i believe that when he gets the fighter’s he wants he will start his own promotion company .

Posted March 18, 2014 11:33 am 

B Red

thats not true at all srminimo.

Posted March 18, 2014 11:19 am 


Rarely photographed at boxing events?
You can’t see a fight without seeing him behind the guy that wins!

Posted March 18, 2014 10:45 am 


Gotta give him his props . Pacman thurman needs 2 read this article and get the hell away from don king oopps i met bob arum

Posted March 18, 2014 10:22 am 


And pac want to stay with Bob arum lol well he will have a hard time fighting big names if pac stay with arum and keep fighting the same ppl jmm and Bradley lol

Posted March 18, 2014 10:10 am 


Brandi, I get the feeling that you know more than you are telling :)

Posted March 18, 2014 9:50 am 


Awesome he must be treating people right.

Posted March 18, 2014 9:46 am 


Get something interesting to write about please

Posted March 18, 2014 9:30 am 


He is forming a syndicate with espinoza and Schaefer and getting rid of delahoya

Posted March 18, 2014 9:11 am 


If your doing something that brings in the cash? Good for you, Al seems to have it figured out and good on him.

Posted March 18, 2014 8:45 am 

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