Al Haymon

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Al Haymon is a so-called advisor, manager, and/or promoter to many top African-american boxers in the United States. Haymon grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and studied economics at Harvard University; where he earned a master's degree in 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.

Haymon came to boxing in 2000 and worked initially with Vernon Forrest and is licensed in Nevada as a manager. Haymon's largest partner is Floyd Mayweather Jr., whom he 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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