QUOTE (Franchize @ Jun 22 2012, 10:14 AM)
I think he'll end up fighting under Haymon. It's a win/win. He can still be cool with Floyd but he gets to be under a big time promoter. I wouldnt be surprised if Mayweather Promotions dissolves after losing Vargas' departure and focuses strictly on Floyd. Lattimore disappointed a lot of ppl, myself included.
Haymon is a manager, so Yuri still needs a high profile promoter. Im not sure if you meant that he'll be under Mayweather promotions with Haymon as his manager. Anyhow, Im not sure Vargas made Floyd all that much money anyway, but he is Mexcian, so it's still a bit of a loss on Floyd's part.
Yuri, on the other hand, is Cuban. That has A LOT to do with why Bob didn't try to stick it to him when he wanted out of his contract. If you think about it, Cuban fighters (Lara, Rigondeaux, Gamboa) are great fighters, but there isn't a huge market here for them.
That was the main reason Arum kept the Gamoba/Lopez fight from happening, because Lopez had a HUGE fan base in PR, but didn't sell many tickets here in the U.S. Gamboa on the other hand, had no fan base here in the U.S., and Arum would dare hold a fight in Cuba...nobody in their right mind would. Lol
With all of this said, it looks to be yet another win for Arum. Gamboa can look as good as he wants in the ring, but nobody (other than the boxing community) has been making a big fuss about him. Arum has ANOTHER Mexican under his belt, that he can make a star one day...and we ALL know that it's easier for a Mexican fighter be star, rather than a Cuban fighter.
If Floyd and Ellerbe don't make big moves fast, then you're right, Mayweather Promotions just may dissolve, or end up taking the back seat to another upcoming promotional company...or worse, end up becoming another promotional company with a fighter's name on it. It's bad enough that they dont have a license to promote, but to lose a bunch of fighters add insult to injury.