QUOTE(Big Slim @ Aug 11 2008, 03:32 PM) [snapback]400092[/snapback]
Isn't that what Wiliams is trying to do though?
Granted I cut the rest of your sentence on purpose. P-Will already fought and annihilated the guy who had a win over him.
But personally I don't like it when fighters who hold a past win over a guy that just got a big win himself suddenly come on the record trying to bang the drums for a rematch. Williams beat Margarito, why should he call him out? It's like shades of Vernon Forest steady calling Shane out even after beating him twice (And if there's one dude I hate it's Vernon fuckin' Forest).
I mean, Margarito already chose to fight Williams a year ago when he had a far more lucrative and higher profile fight on the table then in Cotto. He obviously isn't scared of him and he obviously didn't duck him, so why should Paul or Goosen start acting like he is? Margarito JUST stepped into the spotlight. Let the man have his shine for a bit. If a year or more goes by and Paul keeps winning and Margarito still won't mention his name then maybe he's got a point. But for now it's just a lot of hot air to me.
Yeah, but only because it's the biggest and best fight that can be made at welterweight right now. I mean, would it really make sense for P-Will to call out Cotto, Cintron or Judah when all of those guys are coming off losses? The only other viable names out there in the division are Clottey, Margarito and Berto. Berto's set to face Steve Forbes (oooooh) while Clottey and Margarito are talking about fighting each other...so honestly, who else do you expect P-Will to go after in the division?
Truth be told, P-Will was willing to give Margarito a rematch the first time he beat him, but Arum had other ideas. Now that Margarito has climbed his way back to the top of the heap, P-Will is simply trying to state his case that he, not Margarito, is the top welterweight in the division and he's willing to prove it by stepping in again with a man he's already beaten. Can the same be said about Margarito? I mean, I understand what you're saying about stepping into the spotlight and deserving his shine, but 1) there aren't that many "big fights" for him out there other than P-Will (is a Clottey rematch really that big of a fight) and 2) does he really deserve the spotlight and the shine if there's another guy out there floating around who holds a recent victory over him?
Again, I'm not saying that Margarito himself is "ducking" P-Will...but I do think Arum would rather take a fight with a little lower risk of Margarito losing. In my opinion, that's part of the problem with boxing. If Margarito is really that dude, then go ahead and take care of unfinished business and avenge the loss to P-Will. I mean, seriously, should boxing fans have to wait another year or more for a rematch that probably should have already happened?
I guess I just prefer my fighters to take rematches immediately.