QUOTE(Sugar Q @ Feb 27 2009, 12:24 PM) [snapback]426507[/snapback]
Very true Hype BUT Mayweather out and out challenged Shane and Cotto and Shane and Cotto out and out turned him down so I don't blame PBF for those fights not happening (although I'm a HUGE Mosley fan). I agree with the cleaning out the division thing. I'm also a Marvin Hagler fan
I'm not blaming him for those fights not happening either...but I'm also not going to automatically give him credit for victories that never happened. I'm just saying, it seems like lately, we as boxing fans tend to give way too much credit to a guy for simply getting one win over another particular fighter. I think it's far more impressive for a fighter to prove he's really the man in a particular division by beating every and all challengers in that division. Instead of jumping up to 154 for the big money fight against DLH and then ultimately "retiring" in hopes of waiting around for another 20+ million dollar payday, I think it would have been far more impressive for Floyd to go ahead and whip Margarito, Cotto, Mosley AND PWill to prove he's really the man at 147. Same with Pacquiao. Instead of chasing the big money fight against DLH at 147, I think it would have been far more impressive for him to stay at 135 and whip up on Diaz, Campbell, Marquez again and even Valero. Instead, he's opted to take a big money fight with Hatton at 140...which is cool...I can accept that, but if he's going to fight at 140, then prove you're really the man there by also beating the likes of Holt, Bradley, Kotelnik or even Guzman. Will he do that? Probably not as he'll likely face Mayweather and if not Mayweather, then probably Mosley. But heck...is Mosley even the best guy to take on at welterweight? I bet Cotto doesn't think so.
I'm just saying, boxing is getting so bad now that we have to wait far too long to get to see good, competitive fights between guys who are still in their prime. I think part of the reason why is because too many fighters are chasing after and holding out for the big money fights and as such, they're too busy jumping up and down in weight. I mainly blame HBO for this as they're the ones that allow the big name fighters to do this. Not only that, but HBO also places less emphasis on the importance of sanctioning body titles and a fighter really proving that they're the best in a particular division. If Pacquiao beats Hatton, they'll automatically crown him the best of the best at 140 and as such, they'll give him a pass and let him pick and choose whoever he wants to fight. But is he really the best of the best at 140? For all we know, Timothy Bradly or Kendall Holt might be able to smoke Hatton even easier than Pacquiao might be able to...so maybe Pacquiao isn't the best and it would be nice to see him actually prove it against other opposition in the division.
I mean, why isn't Pavlik fighting Abraham or Sturm in his next fight instead of John Duddy?
Why hasn't Vernon Forrest fought since he beat Mora?
Why the heck has Winky Wright been sitting on the shelf for damn near 2 years?
Why does Winky get to come back and get the crack at Paul Williams despite not having fought in AGES and coming off a loss?
Why the hell did Antonio Tarver get the Dawson rematch before Glen Johnson?
Why Halle have to let a white man pop her to get an Oscar?
Why Denzel have to be crooked before he took it?
Why, oh why?
Why they gotta do me like that?
Shout out to Jadakiss!