3 Scott Hirsch


Scott Hirsch

Scott Hirsch is a professional boxing manager based out of Florida. He was named the 2006 WBO Boxing Manager of the Year and nominated by the Boxing Writers Association of America for the same award. His three heavyweights Shannon Briggs, Jameel McCline and JD Chapman went a combined 14-0 in 2006. He managed two-time Heavyweight Champion, Shannon Briggs to seven consecutive victories and the WBO World Heavyweight title prior to losing a unanimous decision to Sultan Ibragimov in June 2007 in Atlantic City. He also guided Jameel McCline to six straight wins and a WBA title shot, which McCline lost due to a serious knee injury in January 2007 in Basel,Switzerland. He's built Arkansas heavyweight prospect, JD Chapman a record of 27-0 and garnered him a #14 world rating in the WBC, though Chapman has yet to face a rated contender. Hirsch is very well connected for a young manager with only a few years in the game. He's had his fighters regularly featured on national television and featured on cards of major promoters including Don King, Wilfred Sauerland, Golden Boy, Main Events, Cedric Kushner and Duva Boxing.

Internet entertainment

Scott Hirsch had a colorful past before entering in to the boxing game. He was the founder and CEO of the Internet Video Group and thegirlshouse.com. He is widely credited as the first proprieter of live, intercactive adult entertainment over the Internet in 1996. He pioneered the concept of Internet affiliate marketing and web syndication, Internet reality shows and Internet Pay Per View . In 1998 "Time" magazine called Hirsch, "a budding Bob Guccione" and reported he was earning $300,000 a week from his cyber empire . In 1997 Hirsch also was credited with holding a first of its kind on-line national beauty contest, missinternetamerica.com.

Online marketing

Scott Hirsch marketed contact lenses and other products on-line as early as 1992, well before the introduction of the World Wide Web. Lens Express, operated by Hirsch, was featured in the early Bulletin Board Systems O'Reilly's Web, Prodigy (ISP), and CompuServe. Lens Express opened its first full service virtual store in the original AOL Mall. Hirsch started the first ever internet-based opt-in data collection process during his early ventures in cybersex. He entered the commercial email marketing business aka the spam game in 1998 when he founded eDirect, which later merged with Naviant. The combined entity known as Naviant became one of the largest players in the Internet direct marketing space. "Time" magazine reported in 2002 that Hirsch sold Naviant to consumer credit giant Equifax for a staggering $135,000,000. Naviant was a leader in online registration and introduced the concept of email data appending ("e-pending") to postal lists.

In 2004 Hirsch founded Relation Serve Media, an interactive advertising agency also specializing in email marketing. Hirsch took the company public on the American Stock Exchange in 2005 under the symbol RSVM.

Direct marketing

Prior to his Internet ventures Scott Hirsch was Vice President of Lens Express, a national direct marketer of contact lenses from 1986-1996. Lens Express was ranked among the 500 fastest growing private companies by Inc. (magazine) for three consecutive years 1993, 1994 and 1995.

Athletics

Scott Hirsch played on the racquetball team at Providence College and won The Big East Intercollegiate Regional Racquetball Championship in 1985. Hirsch co-founded The Legends of Racquetball Tour in 2002 with six time world champion, Marty Hogan and served as the Executive Director of the tour from 2002-2005. Scott Hirsch won several paddleball doubles events held in conjunction with The Legends Tour including the 2002 World Pro-Paddleball Doubles Championship with partner, Chris Crowther, The 2003 National Pro-Paddleball Doubles Championship with partner, Scott Oliver and The 2004 National Pro-Paddleball Doubles Championship with partner, Jason Mannino. Scott Hirsch is a member of the Board of Directors of The National Paddleball Association. Hirsch has participated in two professional boxing matches and won both fights by first round knockout.

Personal

Scott Hirsch was born in Miami, Florida on April 14, 1966. He graduated from Hollywood Hills High School and attended Providence College. He is married to Stacy Hirsch and has two children Joshua Hirsch born April 20, 1993 and Zachary Hirsch born January 18, 2002. He was previously married to Aimee Hirsch in 1993 and divorced in 1994. He currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida.

References

[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,988363,00.html] Time Magazine - Boogies Sites - By Joshua Quittner

[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101030616-457376,00.html] Time Magazine - Spam's Big Bang - By Chris Taylor

[http://www.eastsideboxing.com/news.php?p=5690&more=1] EastSideBoxing

[http://www.fightnightnews.com/sh.html] FNN - Scott Hirsch Profile

[http://www.bwaa.org/bwaa_business.htm] Boxing Writers Association of America

[http://www.saddoboxing.com/?m=2006&w=40] Sado Boxing

[http://www.kocorner.com/boxing/category/Jameel-McCline] KO Corner

[http://legendsrbtour.com] Legends Tour

[http://paddleball.org] National Paddleball Association

[http://www.scotthirschmanagement.com/scott_sunsentinel.html] South Florida SunSentinel Interview


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