In the name of your company, the boxer will donate his or her time to community service activity. Your company will receive a photo plaque of your sponsored boxer. The Davenport Boxing Club website allows you to keep track of your boxer's bout records, athletic and academic achievements. It is a great way for companies to show their support and honor their athletes.
There are two types of sponsorship opportunities at the Davenport Police Athletic League (DPAL). One type is called "in-house," where an organization employees the sponsored boxer. These boxers perform duties specific to the organization. For example, an employee might be assigned specific tasks to complete during working hours that benefit the boxer's community service project. The other type of sponsorship is called "external." With external sponsorship, a company hires a sponsoring agency or individual to find a boxer who will represent the company well while performing community service. The agency or individual then assigns work to the boxer which may or may not be related to their sport. For example, a boxer could be assigned to visit schools to talk about fitness or health issues.
External boxers usually receive less pay than in-house boxers but have the opportunity to work with many different organizations. External sponsors also receive reduced rates if they want to continue supporting their sponsored boxer after he or she has completed their community service project.
Boxing promoters are constantly on the lookout for young talent emerging from the amateur ranks with aspirations of going professional. The greatest place to start looking for a boxing promoter who can bring you (or a boxer you know) onto the professional stage is at a local bout night. Go to a fight card near your house. If there's no promotion behind the card, then no one is investing money in bringing it to you. Such cards are usually put on by local venues who hire out their facilities to outside promoters who arrange the fights. If there is a promotion behind the card, they will usually take care of any post-fight business including arranging interviews with the fighters and booking them into future events.
The next place to look is the Internet. Check out boxrec.com for information on upcoming bouts and promotions, but be careful not to buy into anything that appears too good to be true. Finally, ask around. Promoters work within certain circles so if someone you know has an interest in promoting boxing, they should be able to point you in the right direction.
In conclusion, there are many different ways to become a professional boxer including training camps, open workouts, and amateur tournaments but only one way to find out if it's right for you: try it!
A boxing promoter organizes and publicizes boxing bouts and fights between several boxers. While a boxing trainer teaches a boxer how to fight and a manager manages a professional boxer's career, the promoter is in charge of ensuring sure fights are held in a way that the public can readily observe and attend. The promoter also works with the venue to ensure there is enough interest in the sport to justify holding the fight there.
As well as organizing the financial aspects of a bout (including paying the fighters), the promoter has many other duties. For example, they may be required by law to report certain information about the fight to the proper authorities. They may also have to ensure that no one tampers with the boxing ring before a fight begins. Finally, if someone is injured during a fight, the promoter will usually call an ambulance immediately after the incident occurs.
In most countries around the world, the promoter is responsible for determining who the fighter will be against each week on television. Sometimes, two boxers will agree to fight each other without the involvement of a third party. In these cases, the promoter will simply put together a card of matches already agreed upon by the parties involved. If three boxers want to fight each other but cannot come to an agreement, then a judge or commission will do what is called "cutting them apart".