Boxing managers come in all shapes and sizes.
In most cases, they’re the behind-the-scenes people whose names the casual fans are barely aware of and whose faces are hardly recognizable amid the typical gaggle of post-fight hangers-on.
But in some instances, the manager assumes a higher profile.
In the case of Burgess Meredith’s Mickey Goldmill—perhaps the most famous (albeit fictional) manager of them all—the managerial role morphed into drill sergeant, confidant, spokesperson and father figure.
These days, whether it’s because they’re loose with a quote at a press conference, flamboyant in their methods to land fights or simply more aware of where cameras are positioned at opportune moments, a select few have become nearly as recognizable as the athletes for whom they work.
Click through to check out our list of the most extreme examples of managerial fervor.