QUOTE (The C.E.O. @ Jun 29 2009, 12:02 PM)
I think you're being too NICE here, BG......his nonchalant attitude with Kellerman was disturbing and disgusting..."Wowwww....that was craaaazzzyyyyy."......
There's so many fighters out there that WISHED they could have been in his position...backed by GBP and pushed like they were a future superstar....they would have been willing to face Hell and go for the win...they would left it all in the ring and CARED if they lost......
This Ortiz was nothing but a SHELL of a boxer.
I bet there's thousands of Mexicans out there today who are wishing this kid would get fisted with a concrete gauntlet...lol
lol....I take it you saw my other post.
Don't get me wrong....I was shaking my head along with everybody else while he was giving that interview....BUT...unlike most who get really aggrivated with it...I try to keep it in perspective in relation to the situation. As a matter of fact....I was watching the fight at my mothers house and she sat down and watched it as well...and when he said what he said...my exact words to her were...."That dude is never going to live that down....they are going to rip him apart for talking like that"..
So....none of this really surprises me....but in hindsight...I think people need to reconsider giving him at least a second chance.....SO MANY are ready to simply write him off....and I can understand that as he has been hyped by GBP in a major way....BUT....base it more on what he actually did in the ring prior to the interview.
I would feel the same way if the guy had gottn up right after he had been KD in the first round and said..."I quit".
BUT....that's not what happened.
The guy fought a slugging back and forth battle with a heavy handed puncher and sustained two above average injuries to both his eyes and the fight was stopped.
NOW....it did look at though he was wanting to quit.....BUT...at that time....he was hurt and when you COUPLE that with what he said after the fight....I think people are building a case for him based on the assumption that he is menatlly weak....but for 5 rounds he did not show that to me.....he showed true grit and determination....
All I''m saying is.....he can dig deep if he so chooses.
BUT...I'm realistic....I know fans are going to dwell on the things he said after the fight.
BUT....I'm also older and wiser and I know that you can't put too much stock in what a 22 year old nervous, wounded kid says after a brutal loss.