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Post by kayneoTheRisingWarrior on Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:03 pm

Roc Nation Sports, owned by rapper Jay-Z, is becoming more aggressive in the boxing industry, signing several new boxers in since late 2014.

However, after failing to sign former world champion Adrien Broner, Roc Nation Sports also allegedly failed to sign three other boxers, according to TMZ Sports. Although the fighters who spoke with TMZ chose to stay anonymous, the three names that are in question are Danny Garcia, Robert Guerrero and Shawn Porter.

There is no confirmation on whether they are indeed the three boxers who rejected the promotional offer.

Garcia and Porter were unavailable for comment. The three boxers have one thing in common - being represented by boxing adviser Al Haymon, who also works with Floyd Mayweather.

Guerrero spoke with Boxing Scene but did not confirm or deny that he was approached by Roc Nation.

Guerrero, however, told Boxing Scene, "Loyalty is more important than money."

According to the boxers who spoke with TMZ, they said that they were approached by Roc Nation Sports but were disappointed that its head, Jay-Z, did not personally reach out to them. The boxers, just like Broner, felt disrespected that only Jay-Z's contacts communicated with them instead of the rapper negotiating the proposal personally.

Roc Nation did not comment on the recent signing issues.

Previously, Adrien Broner made news when he said a lot of expletives against Jay-Z and Rihanna, who is also signed by Roc Nation. Bleacher Report wrote that the boxer was offered $40 million to fight for five years under Roc Nation but he ultimately rejected the deal, saying that he was worth more than that and that Jay-Z should have personally talked to him because "bosses only talk to bosses." A few days later, Broner apologized for his brash comments.

Despite failing to land the four boxers, Roc Nation Sports continues to grow. NJ.com wrote that the company recently signed Jonathan Maicelo despite losing a lightweight title match on January 11, 2015. Butch Sanchez, Maicelo's trainer, said that Jay-Z is looking to put a lot of money in boxing. On the day of Maicelo's loss, Roc Nation Sports and Gary Shaw Productions finished their merger.

After Jay-Z founded the company, Roc Nation acquired several big talents such as Victor Cruz of the New York Giants, NBA MVP Kevin Durant of the OKC Thunder and Geno Smith of the New York Jets. It also recently acquired Georgia running back Todd Gurley who is expected to be among the top picks in the 2015 NFL Draft.

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Re: Roc Nation turn down by 3 boxing

Post by PRIDE4EVER on Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:33 am

From what I heard, Roc wasn't trying to actually sign them they offered those guys big money to make Al Heymon look bad.
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Re: Roc Nation turn down by 3 boxing

Post by TeamJohnPerretti on Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:54 am

Those fighters aren' t stupid.

Roc Nation is the Affliction of boxing, throwing around huge amounts of money but they wont last more than a couple years.

Haymon fighters on and off the record speak well of him. His fighters are making big money and will get even more exposure now that he's putting fights on NBC and Spike. Leo Santa Cruz wasn't even the main event Saturday and he fought a low ranked guy and still made $750,000.
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Re: Roc Nation turn down by 3 boxing

Post by PRIDE4EVER on Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:33 pm

TeamJohnPerretti wrote:Those fighters aren' t stupid.

Roc Nation is the Affliction of boxing, throwing around huge amounts of money but they wont last more than a couple years.

Haymon fighters on and off the record speak well of him. His fighters are making big money and will get even more exposure now that he's putting fights on NBC and Spike. Leo Santa Cruz wasn't even the main event Saturday and he fought a low ranked guy and still made $750,000.



too bad, Al Haymon is cancer to boxing!
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Re: Roc Nation turn down by 3 boxing

Post by TeamJohnPerretti on Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:53 pm

I'm sure Al Haymon is far from perfect.

Saying that...his fighters speak positively about him and on and off the record. His fighters also get big exposure and big paydays.

If anthing Bob Arum is more of a cancer on the sport.
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Re: Roc Nation turn down by 3 boxing

Post by PRIDE4EVER on Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:38 pm

TeamJohnPerretti wrote:I'm sure Al Haymon is far from perfect.

Saying that...his fighters speak positively about him and on and off the record. His fighters also get big exposure and big paydays.

If anthing Bob Arum is more of a cancer on the sport.


I would speak positive about a guy too if I got paid big money to fight guys like fucking Rod Solka, Arum sucks to but you know what your getting with him Haymon has been the one constant with big fights not getting made in the past few years.
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