Richard Schaefer - Pointed words for some members of the Boxing media
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing (July 25, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
Richard Schaefer
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer had some rather pointed words for certain members of the media in this article, ringtv.craveonline/blog/, where he stated, among other things:
“What's troubling is that some media members are being manipulated by Bob Arum, and the sad thing is that some of the people at HBO are falling into that trap. People like Michael Lombardo and Richard Plepler are not seeing through what's going on, and it's unfortunate.”
Geez, I wonder what Richard is talking about. I'm pretty sure Lombardo and Plepler have much bigger things to worry about than some “Boxing After Dark” card in the middle of summer. But just in case they missed it, here's something I wrote in the aftermath of last week’s HBO telecast: And guys, when you're in town, let’s grab lunch. I got some great ideas for season three of “Game of Thrones” and “The Newsroom.” 
Schaefer added, “All of these other promoters who are talking sh*t, and who are using certain media members, they're just idiots. And what it shows you is that these media members who have 10,000 followers or less on Twitter, that they are totally insignificant. It is unfortunate that smart people like some of the HBO brass are following these -- I can't even call them journalists -- these bloggers and are being influenced by that, it is pretty darned sad.”
I couldn't agree more, Richard. I can't stand some of those smart-ass writers on press row (and for the record, folks, as I write this, I have 10,548 followers).
But my Maxboxing colleague, Gabe Montoya, takes issue with this, tweeting (@gabriel_montoya): “Schaefer talking about Arum manipulating media while being interviewed by a writer he hired on a #boxing website his company owns. Priceless”
Gabe, c'mon, this is the stuff that got you banned from Golden Boy events in the first place.

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