Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Nick Lembo: Consigliere Della Famiglia

Kissing the ring of NJSACB Commissioner Larry Hazzard may go a long way towards getting your professional combative sports license approved, but the "family business" is handled by Nick Lembo. Consigliere to Hazzard's Don Corleone, Lembo is a man of compassion, willing to help a scrambling show survive - and a man of principle, unafraid to void an inequitable management contract. How many corrupt promoters have awakened with a bloody horse's head in their bed? How many inept fighters now sleep with the fishes? Things such as this are not spoken of, suffice to say: it's not personal. It's strictly business.