“With his first Premier Boxing Champions card this Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, mogul Al Haymon takes a purposeful stride toward his vision. While it is too early for trumpets and fanfare or pitchforks and torches, early expectations nevertheless tend toward the ends of the uproar spectrum. Those hailing Haymon as a savior typically preach the “boxing is a business” mantra—a mantra that sounds odd issued by enthusiasts who are supposed to encourage a little spectacle in a spectator sport. Still, braying of vicarious millionaires aside, there are reasons to be optimistic for now.”
Read Grand Schemes: On PBC, Keith Thurman-Robert Guerrero, & Adrien Broner-John Molina on The Cruelest Sport.