QUOTE (and the NEW @ Feb 20 2011, 08:53 AM)
This on another forum and thought V interesting.
I haven't been following boxing lately closely enough so I couldn't answer them for myself, but what are your guys thoughts on these Qs?
What on earth is Chris John doing, does anybody know why he isn't in any big featherweight fights (is it his promotor or what)? After he 'beat' (see lost) to JMM in Indonesia, he seems to have gone to the States and done absolutely nothing, happy to beat contenders but not take on other champions.
After Donaires win, everyone is talking about him taking out the 'featherweight king' of Lopez, but Lopez seems to want no part of a fight with Gamboa or John, to proove he actually is the feather king (not only that, but WTF is he doing on P4P lists (including the Ring P4P list) when he hasn't beat one good feather yet and beat an old Rafael Marquez).
Now you have Hasegawa who has moved up and taken the vacant WBC belt, how do you guys see him doing against the top feathers? He is a real good addition to a strong division, but WTF are these guys doing, nobody will fight any other top guy? At this rate, I would rather him have stayed down at Bantam and fought the other big guys (Moreno, Mares, Agbeko, Darch, Perez), which is also what I hope Montiel does now, instead of moving up straight after a loss which a lot of guys seem to be doing these days.
Interesting points. Chris John hasn't seemed to have capitalized on his victory over Marquez which is always a waste when a fighter doesn't take advantage over a victory over a respected fighter. Gamboa has shown interest in taking on John and I also know that little shit Dibb has also shown interest.
As for Lopez, he is the man at featherweight but would not even consider Donaire as an opponent at the moment as he only just arrived at 118 as he is two divisions below. I'm also not very keen on Lopez being keen on a rematch with Marquez.. it's not really needed.
As for Montiel and Hasegawa, they should both just stay put in their divisions as it's gotta be one of the hottest divisions at the moment, there is plenty of options for both fighters. Either fighters could get fights with Darchinyan or Perez, if not the loser of the finals.
I agree, it's too bad when fighters move a division when there is more than enough to keep the fighter occupied in the division they're already in. That's why it would be a shame to see Donaire move to 122 or 126 instead of facing the winner of Agbeko-Mares! He only recent moved to 118 and now that he's the new king there is talks of already leaving 118? There is so many great fights for Donaire to take at Bantamweight that would really add and benefit his career and the same goes for the rest of the division.