QUOTE (lloyd mayflower @ Apr 29 2010, 03:07 PM)
He may well be the cash cow, but he's nowhere near as big as what he says he is, which is what annoys me about the man in the first place, cos if he was, no matter what the price, there wouldnt be a ticket to be had for saturday night, a la Mayweather Hatton, and I know all about that cos I tried like a bear to get one, along with the other 30,000 who made the trip halfway across the world hoping to get one. THAT is a draw
Of course not...and he's nowhere near being greater than Sugar Ray Robinson either, but damn, I don't take what he says as fact. LOL. I don't even know why you'd let something like that annoy you...I mean, have you never heard anyone brag before? LOL.
But again, regardless of whether or not tickets are available, the fact remains that millions of people are going to tune in to watch...compared to the thousands of people that tuned in to watch Hopkins vs. Jones II...therefore, that would make him a DRAW!
As for Hatton, you're comparing apples to oranges. That's not to say Hatton isn't a draw, because he is, but you're talking about a totally different fight. Hatton was undefeated...Floyd was undefeated...that in and of itself made it a bigger fight than Mayweather vs. 5-loss Mosley. And like a couple of other people have pointed out, as exciting as Shane Mosley is to watch, he's NEVER been a draw...he's never even been on the A-side of an event. Hell, even on the ESPN PPV, Shane was on the UNDERCARD. I mean, let's not make it sound like the world can't wait to see Shane Mosley fight...because the reality is he's not a major draw...not even after beating Oscar De La Hoya TWICE.