QUOTE (pesticid @ May 7 2010, 05:49 PM)
Thank God one of the better known writers actually wrote down what most boxing fans that are not Pacquiao fans think about the situation. Steve Kim, Dougie Fisher, Hauser, Michael Woods, David Avila, Kevin Iole and Dan Rafael to an extent, and Martin Rogers have all failed the boxing public in terms of covering and cleaning up after Pacman's mess. Either they are in love with "Pacauiao's good image/persona", which is all smoke screens anyway or they are on the payroll of Bob Arum. So it's really crazy to me that throughout all this time only Ron Borges came out and said what it is. His respected colleagues take the convenient way out, "oh I think they are both at fault and what not ... just want to see the fight happen." I respect these guys, but they really dropped the ball on this one and can influence novice fans the wrong way about who is ducking whom.
PS: Larry Merchant is my favourite broadcaster, but he has been disgusting as of late, he would be ok if barry Bonds enters the ring all roided up with a baseball bat and beats the crap out of Floyd and if Floyd wins by a decision, he didn't take enough risks lol. Larry who is all for the sport of boxing is ok with steroids as long as Pacquiao (his man crush) defeats Mayweather, whom he's grown to hate even more than Dougie Fischer.
I use to like Ron Borges but he goes back and forth. Writers are not haters! Except maybe Merchant and that can be only viewed that way because he likes fights to go a certain way. Larry grew up watching the greats. Merchant wants every fight to be hagler vs hearns, gatti vs ward 1, morales vs barrera.
Doug Fisher is a excellent writer. Fisher just speaks the facts period! yes he has his own opinion but I don't see any kind of hate in his writing. he's objective and on point.
I have nothing against the testing. But ask yourself this. Why now?! Mayweather has been in the sport for how many years and now suddening he wants fighters to take tests?
How many fighters have taken PEDs/Roids and won that we know of?
One that I know of. Roy Jones Jr! And where was the outrage?!
Was there anyone upset when Roy Jones tested positive years ago after his fight against Richard Hall.
And than there is the otherside -
James Toney took them and he proved nothing. Unless roids just make you fatter and sap your desire to train.
Vargas tested positive and got whipped by a singer. Hell if anyone should be screaming about test than it should have been DLH - he fought two guys who used them. KO'd one and in the eyes of many people he beat the other.
If anyone believes that PBF was doing this for the good of the sport - He did this as a ploy at the table and nothing more. Like I said, he never ask hatton to take the test. Did he ask DLH? Even when he wanted to fight Shane after the second Vargas fight there was no mention of any kind of tests then and there was major rumors that Mosley had taken PEDs for the 2nd DLH fight? This crap started when he father started talking about soldiers taking them during the war? What war? I have no idea and neither does Sr.
And what does a writer have to gain by hating a certain fighter?! Nothing.
And before people think I am taking sides.
I wrote an column for fighthype - and I said that "I am not saying that Pac is taking steriods but how many times have we heard someone say that they have never taken PEDs and years later we find out different."
I got death threats from a mass of 'net nuts on the feedback forum.
Fighters have a LOT of pride ( EGO) and when a fighter is a superstar/elite fighter he is not going to allow another fighter tell him what to do. Mosley walked away from 10 million because he wanted more money than DLH ... same thing with Trinidad. They figure "I beat you the first time and you think you should get more money?! Screw you." How long did it take for Jones and Hopkins to square off? Why did it take so long? EGO!
Manny doesn't need Floyd and Floyd doesn't need Mayweather.
The fans should be given this fight and they should make it. BUT ask yourself this would you allow another person to dictate want you should do in your chosen profession?! NO WAY!