QUOTE(damarvelous1 @ Jan 10 2008, 10:56 AM) [snapback]374245[/snapback]
Title fights do bring more money!!!
Me personally, I dont care it this was a title fight or not. BUt fighters make more money in title fights! One of the reasons why Mayweather agreed to move up to 154 and not make his fight a catch weight fight! Do you think Mayweather would let De La Hoya weight 154 if he wasn't getting something out of it???
Is this a serious post?
Just in case it is, I want to make sure that I understand what you're saying. Are you really saying that Mayweather wouldn't have fought Oscar at 154 pounds for exactly the same money without a title being on the line? Really????
Just in purely economic terms, what, in your opinion, would have been the difference in PPV numbers if Floyd-DLH hadn't been for a title?
When stars fight it's about selling the stars. When up and comers fight it's about gaining recognition. Belts are a way of gaining recognition and nothing else, particularly at 147 where Floyd is clearly champ and Cotto's belt is worthless. And not only is Cotto's belt worthless, but every time he fights he has to pay sanctioning fees to whatever organization his belt happens to be from.