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'''Al Haymon''' is a so-called advisor, manager, and/or promoter to many top boxers in the United States. His brother [[Bobby Haymon|Bobby]] (21-8) fought professional from 1969 to 1978 and was defeated by [[Sugar Ray Leonard]] (9-0).  
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'''Al Haymon''' is a so-called adviser, manager, and/or promoter to many top boxers in the United States. His brother, [[Bobby Haymon]], fought professionally from 1969 to 1978 and had a record of 21-8. In his last fight, he was stopped in three rounds by [[Sugar Ray Leonard]], who was 9-0 at the time.  
  
Haymon grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and studied economics at Harvard University; where he earned a master's degree in business administration. He began promoting for musicians while in school and worked with notables including The O'Jays, the Levert Family, M. C. Hammer, New Edition, Whitney Houston, and Mary J. Blige. A creator of 14 businesses, he too began the Budweiser Superfest concert series. Haymon claimed his companies grossed $60 million dollars in 1991 alone. Haymon also co-promoted the "Eddie Murphy Raw" comedy tour; which at the time was the highest-grossing comedy tour and comedy film ever.
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Haymon grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and studied economics at Harvard University, where he earned a master's degree in business administration. He began promoting musicians while in school and worked with such notables as The O'Jays, the Levert Family, M. C. Hammer, New Edition, Whitney Houston, and Mary J. Blige. He eventually created 14 businesses, mostly to deal with myriad aspects of live concert promotion. Haymon and his partner, Phil Casey, were among the first urban concert promoters to package several acts into a single tour, some of which ran for 300 days. They created the Budweiser Superfest, a concert series that ran from 1979 to 1999 and was revived in 2010. In 1992, Haymon, in a rare interview, told ''USA Today'' that they put on some 500 shows and grossed $60 million the year before. Haymon also co-promoted the "Eddie Murphy Raw" comedy tour, which at the time was the highest-grossing comedy tour and comedy film ever.
  
Haymon came to boxing in 2000 and worked initially with [[Vernon Forrest]] and is licensed in Nevada as a manager. He was the 2005 recipient of the [[Al Buck Memorial Award|Al Buck Award]] from the [[Boxing Writers Association of America]] for being manager of the year. Haymon's largest partner is [[Floyd Mayweather Jr.]], whom he manages and helped maneuver out of his contract with [[Top Rank Boxing]] for $750,000. “If I would have had Al Haymon from the beginning, I probably would be a billionaire right now.” Mayweather said.  
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Haymon came to boxing in 2000 and worked initially with [[Vernon Forrest]]. He is licensed in Nevada as a manager, yet he also performs many of the same functions as a promoter. He received the [[Al Buck Memorial Award|Al Buck Award]] as manager of the year from the [[Boxing Writers Association of America]] in 2005, 2012 and 2013. Haymon's biggest client is [[Floyd Mayweather Jr.]], whom he manages and helped maneuver out of his contract with [[Top Rank Boxing]] for $750,000. “If I would have had Al Haymon from the beginning, I probably would be a billionaire right now.” Mayweather said.  
  
Haymon's actual dealings and methods are in large part a mystery as he works by design solely behind-the-scenes, refuses media interview requests, and to hold face-to-face meetings. He has repeatedly, however, secured big matches for his clientele on major U.S. television networks including [[HBO]] and [[Showtime]] and has been criticized for creating easy paydays for his fighters. "Haymon's influence at the premium cable networks is unparalleled." said ESPN's [[Dan Rafael]].  
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Haymon's actual dealings and methods are in large part a mystery, as he works, by design, solely behind-the-scenes, declines media interview requests, and refuses to hold face-to-face meetings. He has repeatedly, however, secured big matches for his clientele on major U.S. television networks, including [[HBO]] and [[Showtime]]. He has also been criticized for creating easy paydays for his fighters. "Haymon's influence at the premium cable networks is unparalleled." said ESPN's [[Dan Rafael]].  
  
== Some Fighters Managed ==
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==Active Fighters Managed by Haymon==
 
*[[Floyd Mayweather Jr.]]
 
*[[Floyd Mayweather Jr.]]
*[[Vernon Forrest]]
 
 
*[[Antonio Tarver]]
 
*[[Antonio Tarver]]
 
*[[Andre Berto]]
 
*[[Andre Berto]]
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*[[Shawn Porter]]
 
*[[Shawn Porter]]
 
*[[Austin Trout]]
 
*[[Austin Trout]]
*[[Paul Williams]]
 
 
*[[Jermain Taylor]]
 
*[[Jermain Taylor]]
 
*[[Adrien Broner]]
 
*[[Adrien Broner]]
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*[[Chris Pearson]]
 
*[[Chris Pearson]]
 
*[[Keith Thurman]]
 
*[[Keith Thurman]]
*[[Lamon Brewster]] (after win over [[Wladimir Klitschko]])
 
 
*[[Chris Arreola]]
 
*[[Chris Arreola]]
 
*[[Danny Oscar Garcia| Danny Garcia]]
 
*[[Danny Oscar Garcia| Danny Garcia]]
*[[Vassiliy Jirov]]
 
 
*[[Audley Harrison]]
 
*[[Audley Harrison]]
 
*[[Daquan Arnett]]
 
*[[Daquan Arnett]]
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*[[Lorenzo Reynolds]]
 
*[[Lorenzo Reynolds]]
 
*[[Gerald Washington]]
 
*[[Gerald Washington]]
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*[[Omar Figueroa]]
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*[[Errol Spence]]
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*[[Deontay Wilder]]
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*[[Robert Easter Jr.]]
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*[[Jamel Herring]]
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*[[Edwin Rodriguez]]
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*[[Marcos Maidana]]
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*[[Dominic Wade]]
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*[[Daniel Jacobs]]
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*[[Jermell Charlo]]
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*[[Jermall Charlo]]
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*[[Chad Dawson]]
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*[[Leo Santa Cruz]]
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*[[Alfredo Angulo]]
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*[[Robert Guerrero]]
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*[[Anthony Peterson]]
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*[[Lamont Peterson]]
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*[[Seth Mitchell]]
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*[[Bryant Perrella]]
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*[[Chris Alexander]]
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*[[Dennis Hasson]]
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*[[Amir Khan]]
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*[[Paul Malignaggi]]
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*[[Michael Hunter Jr.]]
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*[[Ryan Karl]]
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*[[Caleb Plant]]
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*[[Jordan Shimmell]]
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*[[Semajay Thomas]]
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*[[Alex Martin Jr.]]
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*[[Marcos Antonio Hernandez]]
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*[[Stephan Shaw]]
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*[[Tommy Logan]]
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*[[John Magda]]
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*[[Gervonta Davis]]
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*[[Kareem Martin]]
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*[[Daniel Prussak]]
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*[[Prichard Colon]]
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*[[Marcus Browne]]
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*[[Terrell Gausha]]
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*[[Rau'shee Warren]]
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*[[Dominic Breazeale]]
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*[[B.J. Flores]]
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*[[Miguel Vazquez]]
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*[[Vanes Martirosyan]]
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*[[Rances Barthelemy]]
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*[[John Molina]]
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*[[Beibut Shumenov]]
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*[[Luis Collazo]]
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*[[Sakio Bika]]
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*[[Tomoki Kameda]]
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*[[Justin DeLoach]]
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*[[Caleb Truax]]
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*[[Roberto Garcia (La Amenaza)|Roberto Garcia]]
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*[[Andre Dirrell]]
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*[[Mario Barrios]]
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*[[Thomas Williams Jr.]]
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*[[David Grayton]]
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*[[Phillip Jackson Benson]]
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*[[Kyrone Davis]]
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*[[Wale Omotoso]]
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*[[Haskell Rhodes]]
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*[[Javontae Starks]]
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*[[Abner Mares]]
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*[[Andrzej Fonfara]]
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*[[Joshua Conley]]
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*[[Danny Kelly]]
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*[[Ahmed Elbiali]]
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*[[Erick Bone]]
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*[[Javier Fortuna]]
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*[[Jonathan Guzman]]
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*[[Oscar Escandon]]
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*[[Sergio Mora]]
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*[[Jorge Lara]]
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*[[Jonathan González]]
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*[[Patryk Szymanski]]
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*[[Kamil Laszczyk]]
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*[[Leonard Bundu]]
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*[[Earl Newman]]
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*[[Joseph Elegele]]
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*[[Stephen Fulton]]
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*[[Ionut Dan Ion]]
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*[[Koki Kameda]]
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*[[Adam Kownacki]]
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*[[Jarrett Hurd]]
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*[[Travis Kauffman]]
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*[[Sergiy Derevyanchenko]]
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*[[Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.]]
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*[[Thomas Hill]]
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*[[Malcolm McAllister]]
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*[[Kevin Bizier]]
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*[[Ivan Redkach]]
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*[[John Jackson]]
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*[[Julius Jackson]]
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*[[Tyson Cave]]
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*[[Tony Harrison]]
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*[[Yasmany Consuegra]]
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*[[Dominique Dolton]]
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*[[Erickson Lubin]]
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*[[Dennis Galarza]]
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*[[Dauren Yeleussinov]]
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*[[Juan Carlos Payano]]
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*[[Artur Szpilka]]
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*[[Cesar Seda]]
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*[[Lucian Bute]]
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*[[Ievgen Khytrov]]
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*[[Samuel Vasquez]]
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*[[Carlos Ivan Velasquez]]
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*[[Daiki Kameda]]
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*[[Humberto Savigne]]
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*[[Claudio Marrero]]
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*[[Moises Flores]]
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*[[Samuel Figueroa]]
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*[[Yudel Johnson]]
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*[[Isiah Thomas]]
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*[[Walter Castillo]]
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*[[Ivan Golub]]
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*[[Nyambayaryn Tögstsogt]]
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*[[Monty Meza Clay]]
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*[[Kiko Martinez]]
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*[[Gabriel Campillo]]
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*[[Leo Hall]]
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*[[Darwin Price]]
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*[[Steven Ortiz]]
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*[[Danny O'Connor]]
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*[[Mark DeLuca]]
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*[[Ryan Kielczweski]]
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*[[Marvin Sonsona]]
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*[[Maciej Sulecki]]
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*[[Dejan Zlaticanin]]
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*[[Michael Seals]]
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*[[Oscar Rivas]]
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*[[Eleider Alvarez]]
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*[[Artur Beterbiev]]
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*[[Steve Cunningham]]
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*[[Alejandro Luna]]
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==Formerly Managed by Al Haymon==
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*[[Lamon Brewster]]
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*[[Paul Williams]]
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*[[Vernon Forrest]]
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*[[Vassiliy Jirov]]
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*[[Lucas Martin Matthysse]]
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== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
  

Latest revision as of 15:52, 24 April 2015

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Al Haymon is a so-called adviser, manager, and/or promoter to many top boxers in the United States. His brother, Bobby Haymon, fought professionally from 1969 to 1978 and had a record of 21-8. In his last fight, he was stopped in three rounds by Sugar Ray Leonard, who was 9-0 at the time.

Haymon grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and studied economics at Harvard University, where he earned a master's degree in business administration. He began promoting musicians while in school and worked with such notables as The O'Jays, the Levert Family, M. C. Hammer, New Edition, Whitney Houston, and Mary J. Blige. He eventually created 14 businesses, mostly to deal with myriad aspects of live concert promotion. Haymon and his partner, Phil Casey, were among the first urban concert promoters to package several acts into a single tour, some of which ran for 300 days. They created the Budweiser Superfest, a concert series that ran from 1979 to 1999 and was revived in 2010. In 1992, Haymon, in a rare interview, told USA Today that they put on some 500 shows and grossed $60 million the year before. Haymon also co-promoted the "Eddie Murphy Raw" comedy tour, which at the time was the highest-grossing comedy tour and comedy film ever.

Haymon came to boxing in 2000 and worked initially with Vernon Forrest. He is licensed in Nevada as a manager, yet he also performs many of the same functions as a promoter. He received the Al Buck Award as manager of the year from the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2005, 2012 and 2013. Haymon's biggest client is Floyd Mayweather Jr., whom he manages and helped maneuver out of his contract with Top Rank Boxing for $750,000. “If I would have had Al Haymon from the beginning, I probably would be a billionaire right now.” Mayweather said.

Haymon's actual dealings and methods are in large part a mystery, as he works, by design, solely behind-the-scenes, declines media interview requests, and refuses to hold face-to-face meetings. He has repeatedly, however, secured big matches for his clientele on major U.S. television networks, including HBO and Showtime. He has also been criticized for creating easy paydays for his fighters. "Haymon's influence at the premium cable networks is unparalleled." said ESPN's Dan Rafael.





Active Fighters Managed by Haymon

Formerly Managed by Al Haymon

Sources