Managing a fighter’s rise

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By Scott Bells: I often read posts which talk about promoters and fighters taking easy fights and avoiding certain fighters to protect their unbeaten record. I thought it would be interesting to look at how a young fighter truly should get delivered and offer some insight into the thinking behind the development of a fighter. I will use a number of examples, but will cite heavyweight titlists Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua throughout as they are two unbeaten titlists who often get criticism for their opponents.

When a fighter starts off in the pro game the objective for a manager needs to be to help develop their technical ability in the ring, expose them to fight night and the fight in the ring under the lights and, of course protect their unbeaten record at every opportunity.

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