A financial man out of Venice, CA, named Tom Loeffler should be a boxing household name to everyone! He’s Managing Director for K2 Promotions for Wladimir, 61-3 (51) and Vitali Klitschko, 45-2 (41) who have dominated the heavyweight division for some 7 years. Can you imagine putting both records together would mean 106-5 (92)?
Loeffler is the manager of possibly the best P4P boxer in the world named Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, 28-0 (25), who holds the WBA and IBO middleweight titles and would gladly meet most people’s P4P best Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr., 45-0 (26), at light middleweight to prove who is the best P4P boxer in the world.
Loeffler also manages newly crowned IBO cruiserweight champion Ola “Kryptonite” Afolabi, 20-3-4 (9), who has twice held the interim WBO title. All four of these boxers have been born outside of the US yet Loeffler has a working relationship with each one.
The Klitschko’s have put the tag “white hope” to rest for some time. Wladimir “Dr. Steelhammer won the WBO title in 2000 and defended it successfully some 5 times. He won the IBF and vacant IBO titles in 2006 and avenged his last loss in 2004 to Lamon Brewster in 2007 and added the WBO title in 2008 defeating Sultan Ibragimov who retired after this fight. He has defended the IBF and IBO titles 15 times and the WBO title 16 times having won it twice. Only the “Brown Bomber” Joe Louis has held it longer along with his 25 defenses.
Vitali “Dr. Iron Fists” won the WBO title as far back as 1999. He won the vacant WBC title and the IBO title in 2004 and has defended it 11 times. At 42 he is running for President of the Ukraine which will not allow him to fight and has caused him to vacate his title. Even in defeat to Lennox Lewis he gained as much notoriety as he did in winning the WBC title. By all accountabilities many believe he put Lewis into retirement.