Was thinking about this the other day. So many people rip various promoters because they "cherry pick" opponents for their fighters.
Arum pits most of his fighters against his own, so he makes more money, obviously, and the fights aren't necessarily big threats, such as with Manny.
Floyd has been accused of doing the same thing, matching up against people that no one really thinks has a chance against him, because it makes the most money.
Manny does that as well. Chavez Jr. has been long accused of being carried.
My question is that while it's clearly in the boxing FAN's best interest for us to have the best fights made, matching the best fighters against each other, does the promoters/match makers have any real obligation to do that, or do they simply have the obligation to do what's in the best interest of their fighter? And if that best interest is matching them up against easy win opponents for the most money, is that wrong of them to do so?
AS I said from the boxing FAN standpoint, yes, but from the promoter standpoint? I don't know if they really are obligated to put their guy up against the very best, unless their fighter explicitly asks to be put against the best.