QUOTE (SmartyBeardo @ Jan 17 2011, 12:18 AM)
I agree with you on Berto. Pac should be fighting Berto or Berto should be fighting The Flinch.
I think Cintron deserves more respect. 2 of his 3 losses (though the draw with SMartinez should be his 4th loss) were questionable KO losses to Maggotrito. I'd like to see a rematch with PWill. He gave SMartinez the game plan.
I think Angulo is under appreciated. All he does is go in and get it on. What's not to like. He aint no superstar but if he was fighting in Vegas when I was there I would not miss it. One loss, to Cintron.
Berto hasn't done enough to warrant a Pac fight at this point. The Mosley fight makes sense, i think that would have be a good fight for both men and the winner would deserve a shot a Pac. If Berto won he would have beaten a full fledged WW and a recognizable name. Had Mosley won he would have beaten a young undefeated champion.
Cintron was wiped out against Margs, plaster takes time to set in and he was blown out in 5 and 6 rounds. He was Ko'd against Martinez. Angulo fight is a good win but Angulo was taking a big step up and it was bad match making on Angulo's team. Fight PWill or go on to fight an up and coming JR MW, Vanes or Lara wouldn't be bad fights Foreman/Wolek winner would be ok. It would be a nice step up for JCC JR. Sechew Powell doesnt have an opponent. Clottey??
Angulo fucked up, he's an illegal and can't fight in the US. I would love a fight with Margarito/Cotto winner in PR or Aztec Stadium. K9 fight could produce some fireworks. Alvarez/Angulo could be huge in a year or two. Kirkland fight in 1-2 years could be big, would be a great fight.
The marketing department from HBO would be smart to push these fights/fighters. HBO keeps trying to create stars by feeding each guy bums. They should be making tough fights( pushing like they did with Martinez/Williams II and Bradley/Alexander) and the stars will create themselves and fans will be gained through this process.
Bradley/Alexander should fight Khan or Berto/Ortiz winner the other should fight Alvarez. There are no soft touches there for any guy. The guy who comes out of that could fight a Pac or Mayweather but they need to fight each other first and really establish a name for themselves. IMO none of those guys should even talk about Mayweather or Pac till 2012. Berto included. There's a star in there somewhere and the only way to find out is to make them fight each other. They are all HBO fighters and none of them are PPV attractions yet so i see no reason not to make the fights, by 2012 we would have established names and a potential superstar(s).
The losers wouldn't even have to go anywhere as there are plenty of match ups to be made( throw Judah, Mathssye, Miadana, and Marquez in there) between them