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> If you were Floyd..., How would you feel after reading Tommy Summer's letter?
Gambit808
post Oct 12 2012, 03:32 AM
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As always, it's always a matter of time before the pieces start to fit the puzzle http://www.fighthype.com/news/article13399.html

Great read to end my night shift at work and if the case, kudos to Floyd for showing loyalty and stayin true to what he's always said about loyalty. If I were in that position (as tempting as those figures look and sound), I'd do the same. Easy. Al Harmon didn't make Floyd the fighter he is, but he does have a lot to do with making Floyd the rich fighter he is. It would look sooo suspect if Floyd had all those positive things to say about Haymon, to go and turn his back on his mentor, as to say (power phrase) "even though you've done a lot for me, I don't trust". It makes more sense now why 50 said that he (Floyd) has a good heart, but don't think that he's smart. Translation "I respect your loyalty, but my plan of how to get this money is better than what you settled for".

I respect both Floyd & fif, but this one is a 1+ for Floyd if you ask me.
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post Oct 12 2012, 01:04 PM
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a fool and his money are soon parted...

apparently, floyd is no fool. but he should not have gone public with this letter. some things are better left unsaid. here's the thing...floyd was getting a small fraction of what he was worth when he was with toprank and james prince. al is the one who helped him get out of that situation which is why bob arum doesn't like him. floyd went from making a small percentage to making a much bigger percentage. that comes at a cost though. the same with the delahoya fight. i said a long time ago...when that fight was signed...from then on out...floyd would NOT make money without gbp getting paid too. it's how the business works. and if anyone thinks al haymon is helping floyd for nothing...don't be fooled. he's a harvard educated business man. he's not making moves unless it benefits him. floyd is doing the right thing by being loyal. yes, he can make more money by branching out on his own...he's that big now....but he will have to take on more risks. these are risks that fighters should not concern themselves with when they have more important things to focus on like not getting knocked the fuck out. al haymon has served him well. i'm sure he can always go back to the negotiating table to get a bigger cut of the money. if he feels he isn't getting what he deserves...then he should do so. as for al and gbp getting paid off of floyd... i view it as the price of doing business. he is the highest paid dude in all of sports. he should make his next moves his best moves and set himself up proper.

as for endorsements...floyd doesn't have any and he can thank himself for that. between his "slave wages" comment and his well publicized domestic disputes...he's done nothing to make himself attractive to any companies that would sponsor him. he seems to relish his role as the bad guy....what product would have him as its' sponsor?

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- Gambit808   If you were Floyd...   Oct 12 2012, 03:32 AM
- - BigFightFan   QUOTE (Gambit808 @ Oct 12 2012, 04:32 AM)...   Oct 12 2012, 03:55 AM
- - Musashi100   floyd did the right thing, me personally i wouldn...   Oct 12 2012, 06:30 AM
|- - BigFightFan   QUOTE (Musashi100 @ Oct 12 2012, 07:30 AM...   Oct 12 2012, 07:22 AM
|- - Gambit808   QUOTE (Musashi100 @ Oct 12 2012, 07:30 AM...   Oct 12 2012, 02:02 PM
- - Hotsauce   lol a grown man wrote that letter? stevie wonder ...   Oct 12 2012, 06:52 AM
|- - BigFightFan   QUOTE (Hotsauce @ Oct 12 2012, 07:52 AM) ...   Oct 12 2012, 07:23 AM
- - Cshel86   I dont even know what to make of this, and truthfu...   Oct 12 2012, 07:54 AM
|- - BigDDatHomey   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 12 2012, 08:54 AM) I...   Oct 12 2012, 08:51 AM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (BigDDatHomey @ Oct 12 2012, 09:51 ...   Oct 12 2012, 09:45 AM
|- - BigDDatHomey   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 12 2012, 10:45 AM) I...   Oct 12 2012, 10:06 AM
|- - Amandla   If I was inside and I got a letter like that it wo...   Oct 14 2012, 10:34 PM
- - MaxPayne   Such a strange, strange situation. Most of us on...   Oct 12 2012, 10:50 AM
|- - Gambit808   QUOTE (MaxPayne @ Oct 12 2012, 11:50 AM) ...   Oct 12 2012, 02:06 PM
- - Jovi   As i know, floyd doesnt have any endorsements, i K...   Oct 12 2012, 10:54 AM
- - daprofessor   a fool and his money are soon parted... apparentl...   Oct 12 2012, 01:04 PM
|- - bnoles4life   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Oct 12 2012, 02:04 P...   Oct 12 2012, 09:15 PM
- - checkleft   I'm pretty sure Floyd is sponsored by grant, R...   Oct 12 2012, 02:02 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (checkleft @ Oct 12 2012, 03:02 PM)...   Oct 12 2012, 02:57 PM
- - mitukczuk   Still waiting for Floyd and his take on things. Fi...   Oct 12 2012, 02:14 PM
|- - bnoles4life   QUOTE (mitukczuk @ Oct 12 2012, 03:14 PM)...   Oct 12 2012, 09:18 PM
- - checkleft   I forgot about that HP thing... But the energy dri...   Oct 12 2012, 03:40 PM
- - Cshel86   Why are there 2 pages with #2 on them? This dude d...   Oct 12 2012, 08:18 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 12 2012, 08:18 PM) W...   Oct 12 2012, 08:29 PM
||- - Cshel86   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Oct 12 2012, 09:29 P...   Oct 12 2012, 08:39 PM
||- - BigFightFan   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 12 2012, 09:39 PM) T...   Oct 12 2012, 08:59 PM
|- - BoxingStill#1   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 12 2012, 09:18 PM) W...   Oct 13 2012, 07:27 PM
- - Franchize   Look, the stuff 50 said about Floyd seems true. He...   Oct 14 2012, 07:52 PM
- - Cshel86   QUOTE (BoxingStill#1 @ Oct 13 2012, 08:27...   Oct 14 2012, 10:20 PM


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