QUOTE (Cheesey1 @ Feb 13 2012, 10:52 AM)
Mainstream fans still like Mosley and probably know Winky's name more than Guerrero (why didn't Guerrero take the Malignaggi offer?). Mainstream fans aren't stupid, they're just mainstream.
I agree that the main event will get their attention (that's why it's called the main event), but the undercard will make spending the $60, or going down to the local cinema and paying $20 etc that more justifiable. Either way, it's a great evening of boxing that will see many fight parties and IMO will do good for the sport.
Not the best ever, but definitely great.
NO it's not a great card. Maybe for you it is a great card. But, this having Mosley and Winky IMO has downgrading the card. Again put Roy Jones Jr and Holyfield on the card. Why not? The mainstream knows them right? That's what matters right? So therefor that will make the card so much greater.
The main event was for the mainstream fans. The undercard was for the hardcore fans.
QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Feb 13 2012, 11:59 AM)
Im noticing that there are older fighters fighting young up and coming fighters on this card, and as Cheesey said, it's good for the mainstream, but as a harcore fan, it's a bit "iffy" but acceptable. Bittersweet, if you would. The only kicker is, guys who are known (Canelo, Mosley, Wright) have NO BUSINESS fighting somebody relatively unknown on cards like this.
I agree that Quillin isn't a big name, just yet, but he should be a good enough fight for Wright. I would much rather watch Canelo fight Rodriguez, but again, how would that fight look (to the mainstream fans) as a B.A.D. main event or on an undercard like this. WE know who Rodriguez is, but do they?
Fact is, Canelo is a "star" (or an up and coming star being processed), so he has no business losing to guys like Rodriguez, or any other stiff challenge in the division. If guys like that were to beat him, then the next question would be, "Okay, so what are we going to do with this new guy that just beat Canelo?"
As far as Quillin, this is a good test for him, he needs it.
The mainstream fans don't buy the cards for the undercard. They don't care about the unddrcard. They will buy it cuz' of Floyd and Cotto. The undercard is for the hardcore fans.
Canelo has no business losing to guys like Mosley, or any none-stiff challenge in the division. If Mosley would do beat Canelo that will hurt GBP.
I don't know how Winky is a good test for Quillin. Last time we saw Quillin it was 3 years ago....I repeat 3 years ago. And, he look like shit then. Granted it was against a horrible stylistic match up. But, it was 3 years ago the last time he was in the ring. What's even worse when was the last time he won a fight? 5 or 6 years ago. People go off too much from reputation and what they did yesteryear.