QUOTE (Antonio Tarver @ Nov 8 2011, 03:14 AM)
Why not? This wouldn't be a first that from Mayweather's side, they have said one thing and then done the other. Mayweather lied straight to your face back in May. Just like how he said he was not going to fight Ortiz.
You were wrong before, so you could very well be wrong again. You have your insights which is great. But the same can be said for yourself, Mayweather and Schaefer when information comes from any of mouths of you three.
The best bet is to just let things unfold and see how they pan out.
Actually, he didn't lie to my face. When I asked, there was no fight on the table. Was it a possibility? Sure. But so was a 4-fight deal to fight at Dallas Cowboys stadium....hence the reason why people crossed stories about him fighting there. Victor Ortiz was one of three possibilities under consideration, the other being a fight with one of two totally different opponents at Cowboys Stadium, and nothing had been decided and/or determined when I spoke to him. In fact, it wasn't even until the end of May/early June when Ortiz was finally decided upon, at which time, Andre Berto came out of left field and accused Ortiz of taking "something" prior to their fight. Where do you think he got that from? Who is his advisor? Al Haymon! Who else does Al Haymon work with? Mayweather. So once the decision was made, that's when word began to spread, but that didn't happen until the beginning of June and then two weeks later, the fight was announced. So technically speaking, he didn't really lie. That being said, he also didn't expose the exact details of EVERYTHING that was going on, but I guess that would be my fault for not asking a more open-ended question. Lesson learned. But I certainly never lied about anything, nor did he really, but in the end, he was talking about himself as opposed to putting some info out there about Bob Arum's plans, which he would have very little knowledge on. In this particular case, Bob Arum threw a name out there based on something Eric Gomez said that was TOTALLY taken out of context. In the end, Mayweather wound up fighting a young, strong, hungry champion, so why people would believe that he now wants to fight an old, weak, not-so-hungry champion seems crazy to me. I mean, hell, if that's the case, why not just do the rematch with Victor Ortiz? Regardless, given that the question was much more open-ended this time (i.e. are you guys going to fight Morales?) and everyone is saying hell to the no, I think it's safe to say this was all just some bullshit.
But hey, then again, you never know. I mean, Pacquiao is fighting an old, weak champion this weekend, so what's good for the goose....