Re: Terence Crawford files lawsuit against former promoter
I don't know what to make of it. I can see his dissatisfaction with his tenure under arum. Listening to the details of both sides A few thoughts spring to mind:
- I thought playing the race card was beneath Bud. So I was surprised when i saw it, the amount of money he's suing for doesn't seem as high as one would expect, so I in that sense I think maybe Bud feels like there is a legit monetary value attached to time wasted due to Arums promotional shortcomings. I mean the fans had been saying it for quite a while, that Bud should be facing and showcasing against better fighters.
- Floyd trying to contact Bud after the Porter fight (it being public knowledge that his contract was up with Arum) and making public statements in interviews about how bud doesn't need a promoter and should self promote etc because its what Floyd did, might be at the root of this. The race card seems familiar and the slave wages comment pops up immediately when bringing you see his name come up.
-Arums admission that there may have been mistakes but that's the business and that its Buds fault for not promoting himself, is ridiculous also. He pays you to promote him. Your money comes off the top in every pay check to do exactly that. If he should be a self promoter, what the hell does he need you for? You can take the most boring guy around or the most exciting fighter around and the promoters job is the same. More work if you're promoting the boring fighter, but the responsibility and obligation is the same for the money you're taking.
- Arum does have a point though when he claims the notion that he would deliberately sandbag and lose money to not promote a fighter based on race is pretty absurd. Anyone knows Arum would promote a schoolyard fight for a $1.25 if he thought he could double his money.
- The statement that Arum doesn't know how to promote black fighters is standing in the shadow of the boxing history books. Perhaps they have to be more specific to the time period to have some merit behind that statement. The fact that Buds legal team is citing Floyd Mayweather as their prime example/ corroborating evidence seems to make this more of a Mayweather vs Arum, rather than Bud vs Arum. Again a nod to Floyd's possibly being in Bud's ear.
- Don kings Support of Arum, does say much to me about the case being without merit as much as it says Kings trying to avoid copy cat lawsuits.
Last edited by J_Undisputed; 01-24-2022 at 06:29 PM.
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