QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jul 13 2012, 12:46 AM)
i don't. undisputed means 4 out of 4. period.
i used to really like donaire and i had high hopes for him....but lately, he seems to be taking the path of least resistance. i don't know if that is arum...or both of them together. the guy has amazing skills...but has looked very ordinary lately. the guy he just beat....mathebula...i've never heard or seen this guy before and nothing about him was impressive at all. now he's talking about fighting arce and maybe the japanese guy and then moving up!? wtf!? there are great figths to be made at this weight!!! i understand that it's a business....and they want to make money....but at some point u have to take on quality opposition. say what u want about pac and his reign....but he did fight barerra, morales and marquez all more than once!!!! they didn't annoint this guy for nothing...he beat some credible opposition!!! step it up donaire!!!
Good stuff DP! I understand the business side of Donaire's (well Arum's) plans, but you're right, he does need one of those knockdown, drag out, fights in the division before he skates off. How he performs in that particular fight, well that's on him, but he DOES need at least one before he moves on.
I actually dont understand his frequent jumps in weight. At one point, he just didn't have any competition at those recent weights, but now his attempted move in weight CAN NOT be justified. There's Mares, Rigondeaux, and few others that he could take on. I give credit for calling out Arce (whose tough as nails), and it puts money in Arum's pockets.
From what I remember, the Japanese guy that he called out, actually beat Rafael Marquez sometime last year, so that wouldn't be a bad fight. Probably wont be much competition, but on paper, he'll be beating a guy that beat one of the Marquez brothers. Anyhow, this next "step up" in weight is unjustified.