QUOTE (ViperSniper @ Nov 25 2010, 01:44 AM)
I don't think anything he said was out of line or so ludicrous. The media keep bringing those fighters up to him and he is just responding to them like he should.
I agree, fights involving Martinez against the other 2 is not needed at the moment. If we can't get the best 2 in the world to fight each other or a legit test in there own division(s) then why waste energy talking about fights against Sergio?
Also, people are getting too used to this mentality where every single fight from this point on has to be a mega fight. In reality how is it there is all these mega fights to be made without any legitimate fights to be made in between them??
But hey! Who cares if a fight is a mismatch, undeserving, questionable, wrong or most importantly the outcome of the fight is average. We can always convince the public next time it's legit by giving them tv series leading upto the fight & play highlight footage of past ATG's in the arena before the fighters come out..just to add a more authentic feel the fight that's about to take place! Even if we did serve the public shit we can refer back to number$ the fight made and say how much of a success it is and how 'boxing is back'!
Point is..boxing does not NEED 'big fights' to keep the sport alive, we just need fair/legit fights on tv instead, which will end up producing the big fights by itself, instead of having them forced and created.
Sure these fights are big, but they are not necessary, deserving or needed at this point in time. Let these guys take care of their own business before they start thinking to match em up with eachother. I rather see Sergio Martinez defend his Middleweight crown against someone in the division that could give him a tougher fight.
I would love to see SMartinez v Any Name Here. I've said it before but it bares repetition; boxing is passing Pac and (especially) PBF by quickly. The other reason that I consider Sergio #1 P4P is because of the person he is outside the ring. He answers questions honestly. He is a good person/role model. He appreciates where he is at and what he has accomplished. He is intelligent and has good manners. He has worked diligently and deserves the monetary rewards and recognition of his efforts.
A Pac fight makes no sense for Sergio beyond the financial reward. A PBF fight makes very good sense for both SMartinez and Floyd. It would be a mega fight that would determine beyond a doubt who is #1 P4P. A victory would be the perfect ending to either career. At 154 people would not remember it as the good big guy beating up on the great little guy. It would be career defining for both, no matter the outcome.
The more I think about it, the more sense it makes. PBF has little to gain for his legacy with a defeat of Pac. Floyd has toyed with JMM and Mosley. Manny would be only a marginally greater challenge, IMO. Most importantly, nobody would give him much credit for the victory. The Quackmiacs would even say that PBF did nothing more than the expected and would claim that their man is still the GOAT of all GOATS and #1 P4P.
If PBF fought SMartinez it would silence us all, no matter which way it went.
QUOTE (Hops @ Nov 25 2010, 04:54 AM)
Martinez was being interviewed and he has to answer politely. He has done so. And honestly.
He has a grasp of reality. He is proud yet humble, confident not cocky.