Nine Questions For Richard Shaefer
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Shaefer is the man who makes the plans with Floyd Mayweather and could nudge him into accepting the real fights boxing fans want to see. Here are some questions we hope to be able to ask Mr. Shaefer in the near future…
Richard, Floyd Mayweather said this after announcing his comeback: “I told my CEO Leonard Ellerbe from the start that I wanted to come back fighting the best fighters out there,” do you consider Saul Alvarez to be one of the best fighters out there, above Mosley, Pacquiao or Cotto?
Richard, How much money does Floyd Mayweather want to enter a 147 Super Six Tourney? Can you ask him what’s his price tag?
Richard, as a boxing fan yourself, who would you rather see Floyd fight next, Shane Mosley or Saul Alvarez?
Richard, How much money does Floyd want to fight Mosley next? Earlier this year before he signed with Marquez, he demanded $20 million guaranteed?
Richard, Would you rather promote and cross-market a Mayweather-Alvarez 10 rounder or would you rather apply your promotional creativity to a Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Super Bowl calibre showdown?
Richard, If Floyd says he won’t take an even, fair 50-50 split to fight Manny, what % exactly does he want?
Richard, You have worked closely for years with Bernard Hopkins and his willingness to fight anyone any time anywhere, how does working with Bernard Hopkins compare to working with Floyd Mayweather?
Richard, The plan for Mayweather looks like Marquez, now Saul Alvarez and then where from there do you see Golden Boy taking Mayweather long term plan-wise, to fulfill the five fight contract?
Richard, Everyone in boxing expects to see the Mayweather vs. Cotto/Pacquiao winner in the near future, when it is prime time, ready to be made. A Super Bowl type extravaganza boxing event of the decade. If Mayweather ducks and dodges that fight, what will be your personal reaction and what do you intent to do about it?
Author of “Heavyweight Armageddon: The Tyson-Lewis Championship Battle” was called “A smashing success, one of the two best boxing books I ever read,” by Emanuel Steward.