QUOTE (the ollie reed fan club @ Jan 31 2010, 05:20 AM)
OK Marz if Freitas was gonna be so easy then why not fight him and clean out the division? He did after all promise to fight him. He didn't have a chance? Oh and guys like Gatti and Brussels did? Like JMM did? Shit you want a tune-up? Go fight a fucking WW like Cintron for example rather than picking on piss drinking midgets.
So Kostya quit on stool against Hatton, not a good look agreed but why didn't he fight Tszyu before the Hatton fight? Shoot I'd even have settled on your hero fighting Casamayor on his way up, yeah Manny ducked him too
Baldomir for sure he's a real welterweight, he's also a real bum who got lucky one night. So fucking what, are you SERIOUSLY trying to pump up the Baldy fight as a decent win? Man you really do like the junk Floyd is selling. Shoot the way he fought Blady that night you'd have think he mixed him up with Carlos Monzon. If your that gullible can I interest you in a timeshare lovely Equitorial Guinea?
This is all too easy for you? Yes you indeed are EASILY proving yourself to be a delusional fruitcake with a giant man crush on Pretty Boy Floyd.
Stylez I got to because they make it TOO easy.
So Kostya quit on stool against Hatton, not a good look agreed but why didn't he fight Tszyu before the Hatton fight?
First of all in 2003 Kostya was injured in 2003 and most of four when he signed for his rematch with Mitchell. After the Mitchell fight, Ricky Hatton's team targeted Kostya . Simultaneously when Floyd was on TOP RANK, they were trying to set the stage for a fight with Gatti which would have been Floyd's first PPV which he was seeking. FACT!!
Also if you want to speculate even more why the fight didn't happen at the time, Floyd was HBO and Kostya was with Showtime. I love when you guys mentioned Brusseles because everyone that doesn't harbor any biases KNOWS that was a TUNE UP fight for his Gatti pay per view. No different than Gatti fighting Leija. What is so hard for you to understand that there are schedule mismatches along with how lucrative fights are that sometimes makes fights tough to make?? I know it's convenient and EASY to be lazy and say, "he's ducking so and so".
After Floyd fought Gatti and Ricky Hatton along with Cotto DIDN'T want to fight at the time Floyd decided to move up to welterweight and set the stage for a showdown with then linear champ Zab Judah. It's not Floyd's fault that Zab lost to Baldomir but hey, the fight was still marketable and he eventually fought Baldomir. "But why did he avoid Margarito".
I've explained this a THOUSAND times and it seems to NOT sink in but try as I must, I'll do it again. So we're at 2006 now right?? Ironically this is the same year when Mosley was questioned about Maweather and he needed to get some sun and see the dentist right? Got it. But also this Margarito fool emerges. At that point, the Mayweather camp was single minded focused on a DLH fight. It would be a financial bonanza. Especially after DLH looked very impressive over his win over Mayorga right?? SAme year mind you. But the DARK HORSE, that great puncher, Tijuana Tornado emerges but one problem. Who the hell wants to see that in comparison to a DLH fight. If you recall DLH and Mayweather were POTENTIALLY supposed to meet that NOVEMBER but DLH wife was having a baby.
Turns out, Arum hadn't fully paid Floyd for the Judah & Gatti fights (and he openly admits this). Let me dig out a source.
"There's no question we owe him some money," Arum said. "There's no dispute there. But he owes us a lot of money, and the people he's involved with owe us even more. After 98% of the money we owed him was paid, we stopped paying him for a reason.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more_sports/2008/03
Additionally when Floyd and Oscar were talking about their pending fight Oscar wanted NOTHING to do with Top Rank. This is when Floyd bought out his Top Rank deal for $750. Now suddenly Arum comes with the great $8 million dollar offer for(who) Margarito. The belt meant zilch and most of all he'd be dealing with a promoter who hadn't payed him prior, so why should he believe he would then?? Plus it could jeopardize his fight with DLH due to the options. Also, Dan Goosen was offering MORE along with a PPV upside in the Baldomir fight. Weight those facts, linear champ, more money and still the freedom to fight DLH. The choice is EASY.
If you're wondering why after the DLH fight he didn't make it with Mosley and Cotto and Margarito. Margarito as signed for paul williams and Mosley and Cotto already signed. See it's not hard to put the puzzles. It all comes down to what other posters have mentioned and what I double standards.