American WBC featherweight title holder (up to 57.2 kg), Gary Russell, talking about the realities of modern professional boxing, explained why today’s top fighters negotiate fights so hard.
The reason turned out to be simple – promoters, as holders of financial projects, do not want to lose their assets and therefore try to create unequal conditions in favor of their fighters, who often support their aspirations.
“Ideally, being a fighter is being the guy doing the show. But what do we have today? Today, everyone is jumping around each other, because everyone wants to snatch an advantage for their fighter and take control of the organization. But people want to look at the fighters, not their teams or some other shit … ”, said the champion.
Earlier in an interview, Russell gave an unexpected forecast for the upcoming megafight of star welterweight fighters (up to 66.7 kg) Errol Spence and Manny Pacquiao.