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> HBO Turns Down Taylor v. Froch but Wants Taylor v. Wright, This is part of the reason boxing isn't like it use to be.
King Eugene
post Dec 19 2008, 02:21 AM
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BoxingScene.com was advised that HBO is not willing to approve a super middleweight bout between WBC champion Carl Froch and mandatory Jermain Taylor. Instead, HBO is trying to make a rematch between Taylor and Winky Wright. Wright, as you may remember, was due a date on HBO last September. The network would eventually renege on Winky, and handed the date to Golden Boy Promotions for Mosley-Mayorga.

After Wright's attorney contacted HBO with a legal threat, the network promised him a date in 2009. Wright was scheduled to appear in January, then February and then March 14, which is now confirmed for Dawson-Tarver II. Some have said that Winky could face "someone" in the opener of that Dawson-Tarver, but others say the network is pushing to see him face Taylor in April.

Taylor would probably fight Wright, but considering the amount of time that Wright has been away, and winless since 2006, the negotiations for the fight are going to be hell. Wright is going to demand at least a 50-50 split, if not more, and that will not happen. HBO is also said to be open for a Taylor fight with WBA champion Mikkel Kessler. Again, HBO would have to make the money right for both sides to make Taylor take the risk, and to make Kessler travel to America.

Now everybody knows I'm a Winky Wright fan but this is ridiculous. Wright doesn't deserve Taylor at this time and the best fight to be made would be either Taylor vs. Kessler. Either way it goes Taylor has a shot at a title next. He should not fight Winky. Winky needs a tune-up followed by a convincing win over a top contender. I think he should atleast fight two times before he gets a shot at any belt.

This is probably the first time I've agreed that Wright dont deserve a fight.

HBO is killing me, they wonder why boxing is in the slums as far as mainstream.
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- 3King3   HBO Turns Down Taylor v. Froch but Wants Taylor v. Wright   Dec 19 2008, 02:21 AM
- - Jack 1000   QUOTE(3King3 @ Dec 19 2008, 01:21 AM) 417...   Dec 19 2008, 06:02 AM
|- - Mean Mister Mustard   QUOTE(Jack 1000 @ Dec 19 2008, 06:02 AM) ...   Dec 19 2008, 11:56 AM
- - JD   Give me Froch over Taylor.   Dec 19 2008, 07:57 AM
- - MarzB   "Stinky" Winky?? Are you all serious?? ...   Dec 19 2008, 08:33 AM
- - JD   Oh...and give me Winky over Taylor.   Dec 19 2008, 08:36 AM
- - damarvelous1   Taylor beats up Winky in the rematch... Taylor UD   Dec 19 2008, 08:51 AM
- - JD   Ok...I'll take Taylor too than.   Dec 19 2008, 08:57 AM
|- - damarvelous1   QUOTE(JD @ Dec 19 2008, 08:57 AM) 417470O...   Dec 19 2008, 08:59 AM
|- - JD   QUOTE(damarvelous1 @ Dec 19 2008, 08:59 A...   Dec 19 2008, 09:13 AM
|- - damarvelous1   QUOTE(JD @ Dec 19 2008, 09:13 AM) 417477N...   Dec 19 2008, 09:15 AM
|- - JD   QUOTE(damarvelous1 @ Dec 19 2008, 09:15 A...   Dec 19 2008, 09:17 AM
|- - damarvelous1   QUOTE(JD @ Dec 19 2008, 09:17 AM) 417480S...   Dec 19 2008, 09:36 AM
|- - JD   QUOTE(damarvelous1 @ Dec 19 2008, 09:36 A...   Dec 19 2008, 09:44 AM
|- - damarvelous1   QUOTE(JD @ Dec 19 2008, 09:44 AM) 417483N...   Dec 19 2008, 09:50 AM
|- - JD   QUOTE(damarvelous1 @ Dec 19 2008, 09:50 A...   Dec 19 2008, 09:53 AM
|- - damarvelous1   QUOTE(JD @ Dec 19 2008, 09:53 AM) 417485N...   Dec 19 2008, 09:56 AM
||- - JD   QUOTE(damarvelous1 @ Dec 19 2008, 09:56 A...   Dec 19 2008, 09:58 AM
|- - damarvelous1   QUOTE(JD @ Dec 19 2008, 09:53 AM) 417485N...   Dec 19 2008, 10:21 AM
- - Chi-Town   Typical HBO. Chasing names instead of matchups as ...   Dec 19 2008, 10:51 AM
|- - MarzB   QUOTE(Chi-Town @ Dec 19 2008, 11:51 ...   Dec 19 2008, 11:01 AM
|- - 3King3   QUOTE(MarzB @ Dec 19 2008, 11:01 AM) 4174...   Dec 19 2008, 08:25 PM
- - Maxy   I'm surprised they have rejected Froch. He...   Dec 19 2008, 11:09 AM
- - Mean Mister Mustard   I too am surprised they went with Wright, now they...   Dec 19 2008, 11:54 AM
- - JonnyBlaze   Taylor looks like he might be making a comeback af...   Dec 19 2008, 04:02 PM
|- - Mean Mister Mustard   QUOTE(JonnyBlaze @ Dec 19 2008, 04:02 PM)...   Dec 19 2008, 06:32 PM
- - biggeorge89   Lacy was ALWAYS overrated...Calzaghe's win ove...   Dec 19 2008, 06:35 PM
- - streetlion1   Theres nothing wrong with Taylor-Wright 2 but I ho...   Dec 19 2008, 08:19 PM
- - biggeorge89   If Winky had a tune up and looked good, no would s...   Dec 19 2008, 08:41 PM
- - 3King3   QUOTE(biggeorge89 @ Dec 19 2008, 08:41 PM...   Dec 19 2008, 09:20 PM


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