Promoter Frank Warren has commented on his son’s departure from the family business and wished him all the best in his latest venture.
After eighteen years working for his father’s company, Francis Warren told the George Groves Boxing Club that he’d stepped back from the firm in October in order to focus on his own effort, Champion Sports Management.
Already, he’s signed ten fighters, many of whom are still promoted by Queensberry, with the pick of the bunch being heavyweight prospect, Moses Itauma.
In an interview with Seconds Out, Frank Warren was proud as he spoke of Francis’ decision, and seemed confident that this was the correct move for his son.
“Well, I’m pleased for him, he has got a fantastic roster of fighters that he is managing and looking after. What happened at Queensberry was that he was looking after all the fighters, liaising with them all, and it got to a stage where, because he was a manager of some of the fighters, that there may have been a conflict.”
“So he, quite rightly said, ‘look Dad, I don’t think that I can do it justice and I want to focus on my management company.’ So, God bless him and good luck to him, and that’s what he is doing. We’ve got quite a few of his fighters on our roster and we continue to promote them and work very closely with them, he’s doing his own thing and that, for me as a Dad, is a real joy.”
“It says a lot about his confidence and where he is at and what he wants to do. As I say, you’ve got to look at the boxers that he’s with and how they’re all progressing, he’s done a fabulous job with them. So, I’ve got every confidence that he’ll go from strength to strength in the management business.”
Francis Warren has confirmed that he will sign an additional five fighters in September.