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Jon Jones Adds Boxing Promoter Richard Schaefer to Advise Him

May 30, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Jon Jones is adding a new adviser to his team in boxing promoter Richard Schaefer. Jones announced on Instagram that he’s hired the Golden Boy Promotions co-founder as an adviser, noting Schaefer’s previous work with the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Oscar de la Hoya, and more.

Jones wrote:

“I have retained Richard Schaefer as my . Richard has been in the combat space for over 20 years and has put together some of the biggest global pay-per-view events over that period. The likes of Mayweather, De La Hoya, Canelo [Alvarez], [Bernard] Hopkins, [Marco Antonio] Barrera and [Juan Manuel] Marquez have headlined the exciting events that Richard has produced. His knowledge and experience of the pay-per-view industry and combat sports are second to none. I am excited to embark on this next chapter of my career as I continue to cement my place in history as one of the greats with Richard as my advisor. I can’t wait to give my fans and the sport the fights they want to see.”

Dana White said that he’s happy to work with Schaefer to get a future fight for Jones, telling ESPN, “I like Richard, I’ve known Richard for a long time and obviously, he built Golden Boy. He built that company. He knows what he’s doing, he’s a smart guy. I like and respect him and if we can get something done we will. The way I look at the Jon Jones thing, if he shows and wants to fight, cool. Excellent. But if he doesn’t, he’s had a damn good career and there’s nothing wrong with going out on top.”

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