QUOTE (cshel86 @ Jun 13 2011, 10:00 AM)
I believe that his name would've been pushed a bit harder under the likes of GBP or even Top Rank (though I dont like Arum). The fact is, the fighter has to build a name for himself at the end of the day. The fighter has to either be a sight to see in the ring, or have a big mouth that makes people love to hate him. For example, Mayweather had a steady fan base in Grand Rapids and he a sight to see in the ring (early in his career). He then became the bad guy that people loved to hate. He has a fan base, but the ones who hate him still tune into his fights and hopes that he gets his clock cleaned. Ending result, people tune in/attend/purchase his fights regardless. You had guys like Gatti, Pacquiao, Cotto, Morales, Barrera, De La Hoya, Trinidad etc. who were exciting to see in a fight, but never had the "self-promoting" talk down to a tee. Then you had guys like RJJ, Mayweather, Judah (sometimes), Mayorga, Vargas, and Hopkins who could run their mouths, turn a press conference out, and deliver in the ring, which led to high ticket/ppvs sells. Bradley has done neither of the two, and has relied solely on his promoter to spoon feed his name to the public and hope for big fights. Maybe its a still bit early for Bradley, or he's rushing things. He may want to dismantle a solid opponent without the use of his head during a fight, then he may wake up a few fans. He just beat Alexander, but hell, even Alexander has a solid fan base in his hometown.
QUOTE (Maxy @ Jun 13 2011, 02:59 PM)
Well they need to get into the real world then. $1.4m? It's as good or better than any other offer he'll get right now. If he deems it too low and thinks he might go broke when he retires having earned such a pitiful amount, he deserves to go broke and die homeless.
Come on man, fuckin' hell, it's ludicrous how self importance and greed is kickin' all sports in the bollocks right now.
QUOTE (lloyd mayflower @ Jun 13 2011, 03:33 PM)
Amen. Fucking ego's need to get checked. People living hand to mouth all over every city in the world, and these cunts dont think 1.4 million isn't enough cash for a few weeks training and 36 minutes of work.
This is exactly what I meant when I said, "Ego trips and business doesn't mix too well."
QUOTE (gravytrain @ Jun 13 2011, 03:46 PM)
Pac is fighting until he's 35 and will probably take 2 fights a year. Bradley could get it if he signs with Top Rank.
i would see it a little different since Bradley pretty much said if the money is right he'll fight for a little while now. back when HBO wanted a 140 tournament he said he would do it if the money was right and then some people thought he was ducking Alexander when Bradley was talking about the money needing to be right first. it just looks like he's holding out for more money more than anything to me.
it would depend on what Khan did for me to say whether he's ducking or not.
The thing, is... Bradley isn't really a big attraction. He's not really a household name. I mean, most casual boxin' fans don't even know who he is, but they know who the Mayweathers and Pacquaios are. See the difference? Bradley's ego has him thinkin' he's a big name like those type of guys, but he's clearly not.