Press Release: April 9, 2015- By League of Extraordinary Fighters and Majestic Raven Entertainment- “You say successful black boxing promoter and only one name pops up. I won’t say who but you know”.- Allen Jaco
|Allen Jaco Pictured (Right) Photo Credit: Majestic Raven Entetertainment|
Most 25 year old entrepreneurs dream of finding success as a business owner by looking at past success stories as inspiration. Inspiring record label owners dream of being the next P.Diddy or Russell Simmons. Some even dream of being the next Oprah or Virgin® founder Richard Branson. For Allen Jaco his entrepreneurial spirit led him to an endeavor where entrepreneurial inspiration is minimal: boxing.
Unlike other industries where the American dream is plentiful, Allen picked a sport where success is shrouded by controversy. Successful promoters like Don King, Bob Arum and Oscar De La Hoya all have had their share of turmoil and controversy in the sport. “I got into boxing because a couple of close friends of mine were boxing. I always had more than just love for the sport. I always wanted to be a part of this sport.” says Allen. “I just love it.” While he has yet to promote a show (his first one will be May 8th) he has seen the difficulty that many in the industry face. He realizes that history has not been favorable to African-American promoters. “There are so many successful African American boxers that even the casual fan can name. You say successful black promoter and only one name pops up. I wont say who but you know."
In January of this year Allen had scheduled his first boxing show, but due to injuries he had to cancel the event days before the show was to take place. “It was painful, I mean it was one of those things where you didn’t realize how much this business can be up and down. I mean we are days away from the fight and it just seem to fall apart. But, I learned a lot from it. Boxing is a sport just as much as it is a business.”
Allen hopes that his May show will allow him to not only look for success but to accomplish a long term goal. “I always wanted to do a show in my hometown (Beaumont, Texas). One of my goals was to bring boxing back here. May is the month where I start building my own inspiration.”
Allen Jaco is founder of League of Extraordinary Fighters, a Beaumont, Texas boxing promotional company. For more information about League of Extraordinary Fighters Please visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/League-of-Extraordinary-Fighters-Boxing-Promotions-Llc/928287587200789?ref=hl
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