Monday, December 24, 2018

Bonus Boxing Podcast - 10 extra minutes from Scott Shaffer interview

Bonus Podcast from my interview last week with Scott Shaffer, litigation attorney and longtime senior boxing writer at Boxingtalk.com.  Scott and I went long in our conversation so I had to edit out our discussion about the broadcast networks.  Here is the 10 minutes or so of that discussion.  Enjoy the bonus 10 minutes and Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 21, 2018

Boxing Podcast - Scott Shaffer - 2018 Review/2019 Preview

My guest on this podcast is Scott Shaffer, litigation attorney and Partner at Olshan Frome Wolosky, as well as a longtime senior boxing writer at Boxingtalk.com.  Scott has represented some of the top promoters in the sport including Sauerland Promotions, DiBella Entertainment and Gary Shaw, as well as world champions such as Ricky Hatton.  We look at what happened in the year of boxing for 2018. We also look ahead at what's to come in 2019.  It was a great discussion - enjoy!

To get more of Scott's thoughts on the sport you can check out his work at www.boxingtalk.com.  He's also on Twitter at @sasnyc.

This podcast is distributed by the Leave It In The Ring network.  I'm honored to join the LIITR network that includes podcasts by founder David Duenez, Gabriel Montoya and Evan Rutkowski.

You can still find this podcast and older Boxing Esq. podcasts on this blog and on Soundcloud or subscribe to the Boxing Esq. Podcast on either iTunes or Stitcher.  If you enjoy the podcasts, please leave a comment or rating, that would be greatly appreciated.  The podcast will appear on both the LIITR network of podcasts as well as under the Boxing Esq. Podcast name.
 

Monday, December 17, 2018

Boxing Podcast Stephen "Breadman" Edwards

My guest on this podcast is Philadelphia Boxing Trainer and Writer - Stephen "Breadman" Edwards.  We talked about his origins in the sport, the Philadelphia boxing scene and what's next for his star fighter Julian "J-Rock" Williams.  We also discussed his outspoken views on the prevalence of PEDs in the sport.  It was a great conversation - hope you enjoy!

To get more of Breadman's thoughts on the sport you can check out his Daily Bread Mailbag column on boxingscene.com.  He's also on Twitter at @breadmanboxing.

This podcast is distributed by the Leave It In The Ring network.  I'm honored to join the LIITR network that includes podcasts by founder David Duenez, Gabriel Montoya and Evan Rutkowski.

You can still find this podcast and older Boxing Esq. podcasts on this blog and on Soundcloud or subscribe to the Boxing Esq. Podcast on either iTunes or Stitcher.  If you enjoy the podcasts, please leave a comment or rating, that would be greatly appreciated.  The podcast will appear on both the LIITR network of podcasts as well as under the Boxing Esq. Podcast name.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Official Boxing Esq. World Boxing Ratings - November 2018

Presenting the November 2018 Boxing Esq. World Boxing Ratings:

Movements:

Heavys – Tyson Fury moves up from 5 to 3 after tough draw verdict in epic battle with Deontay Wilder.  Michael Hunter moves up from 22 to 19 after dismantling Alexander Ustinov.

Cruisers –NO CHANGES.  

Light Heavys - Oleksandr Gvozdyk moves up from 7 to 3 with late stoppage of Adonis Stevenson in winning the WBC title.  Stevenson has gone from 3 to out due to his condition after the fight.  God speed on your recover Adonis.  Fanlong Meng enters at 24 after stoppage win over Frank Buglioni.  Adam Deines enters at 25.  Enrico Koelling drops from 25 to out.

Super Middles - NO CHANGES.

Middles - Gabriel Rosado enters at 15 after draw with Luis Arias.  Esquiva Falcao drops from 25 to out.

Jr. Middles - NO CHANGES.

Welters – Adrien Broner enters at 12 due to title fight with Manny Pacquiao.  Francisco Santana drops from 25 to out.

Jr. Welters – Maurice Hooker moves from 8 to 6 with convincing stoppage over Alex Saucedo.  Marcelino Nicolas Lopez enters at 25.

Lights – Edis Tatli moves from 23 to 13 upon reconsideration after Francesco Patera's win over Lewis Ritson.

Jr. Lights - NO CHANGES.

Feathers - Isaac Zarate drops from 25 to out after TKO loss to Murodjon Akhmadaliev at 122.  Jordan Gill enters at 25.

Jr. Feathers – Hugo Ruiz enters at 14 with win after being inactive.  Murodjon Akhmadaliev enters at 25 with TKO win over Isaac Zarate.  Albert Pagara and Thomas Patrick Ward drop from 24 and 25 respectively to out.

Bantams – Arthur Villanueva drops from 17 to 20 after draw with Carlo Demecillo.  Karim Guerfi drops from 19 to out after move up to 122.  Mikhail Aloyan enters at 25.

Super Flys - NO CHANGES.

Flys – NO CHANGES.

Jr. Flys – NO CHANGES.

Straws – Carlos Licona moves from 25 to 19 with win for vacant IBF title over Mark Barriga.  Barriga drops from 20 to 22.  Masataka Taniguchi enters at 25 with win over previously unbeaten Joel Lino.  Ayanda Dulani drops from 24 to out.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Mayweather Ordered To Pay Over $600,000 By SEC For Failing To Disclose ICO Endorsement Compensation

Former pound-for-pound number one boxer Floyd Mayweather reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") over his failure to disclose endorsement money he received from three securities offered and sold in Initial Coin Offerings ("ICOs").

According to an SEC Order Instituting Cease-And Desist Proceedings (see below), Mayweather is not "admitting or denying" the allegations against him.  However, the SEC laid out their case in the Order.  The SEC found that:
  • From July through September 2017, Mayweather promoted three ICOs on his Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts, each with multi-million followers, in exchange for approximately $300,000 in compensation.
  • Centra Tech, Inc. ("Centra"), which paid Mayweather for his endorsement, conducted the ICO to raise capital for the "world's first Multi-Blockchain Debit Card and Smart and Insured Wallet" which would supposedly allow people to convert hard-to-spend "cryptocurrencies" into legal tender and spend that money using a "Visa- or MasterCard-backed 'Centra Card.'"  The SEC had filed a separate civil action against the founders of Centra alleging that the ICO was fraudulent.
  • Mayweather promoted Centra's and two other ICOs without disclosing that he was being compensated or the amount of compensation.  The lack of disclosure violated Section 17(b) of the Securities Act.
Mayweather was ordered to pay $300,000 in disgorgement, $14,775.67 in prejudgment interest, and a civil penalty of $300,000 to the SEC for transfer to the general fund of the US Treasury.  Mayweather also agreed to forgo receiving any compensation for endorsing any securities for the next three years from the date of the order and to continue to cooperate with the SEC's investigation of the matter.

The NY Times had an interesting feature on Mayweather's activity with the ICOs as it was happening in 2017.

See the SEC Order:

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