QUOTE (salvador @ Nov 3 2010, 03:31 PM)
Could any of those other stars other than Pac have filled Yankee stadium?
We're not arguing if there was a better opponent for Foreman, we're arguing if it would have been better for Top Rank had Foreman won.
Pac-Foreman would have been a major disappointment to all Pac fans.
I think Pac-Foreman would have been much more of an attraction if Foreman had a Cotto win under his belt because again, we're not arguing if there was a better opponent other than Cotto.
I think Cotto-Foreman was a perfect money maker for Arum. It gave Foreman a high profile/big money fight that he couldn't have gotten anywhere else and set him up for a Chavez Jr. fight (meaning that Chavez Jr. is being fed an easy/semi-credible target). And it gave Cotto an easy win for big money - thus keeping Cotto happy and giving him a much needed confidence boost.
Well, since we're not debating if there would have been a better opponent for Foreman, we're in total agreement then. Cotto-Foreman was the perfect money maker for Arum, but it would have been more of a money maker had Foreman won. That way they had an easy target with a 154lb strap that Pac hadn't fought yet. But they managed to make his upcoming fight against Margarito, a proven cheater who couldn't get licensed in some states, for a paper strap anyway.
Oh don't you just love Top Rank?