QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Aug 24 2012, 04:29 PM)
One thing's for sure, Tim will keep getting fights. If you look at it, he wasn't satisfied with Shaw and his lack of exposure as a fighter, so signing with TR was a step up. It's obvious that he wont get a Floyd fight, and he's already landed a Pac fight...so he left with whoever is put in front of him at this point.
Getting the big fight that he just fought, was the pinnacle for him, and unless he just becomes this HUGE PPV attraction overnight...we will get used to seeing him fight the likes of Khan (maybe), Ortiz, Alexander, Rios, Alvarado, M. Jones, Maidana (possibly), Matthysse, Marquez...all of which are not the 1A/1B fighters of the world, and wont go much further than their current level of popularity.
With that said, we expected Timmy to only get this far (with the above mentioned fighters) anyway, and all of these fights can be made with near ease while he's under the TR banner, with exception of a Khan fight. Not only that, but he can be the A-side of these fights (money wise), and Im sure that that's what he wants.
Guys like Tim should and probably knows that he wont reach that Mayweather/Pacquiao level of stardom, and he's pretty good at making the most of the fights that he's put in.
khan- won't happen. it's a step backwards and he's with gbp
ortiz- won't happen. see above
alexander- i doubt they fight again...and also...see above
rios- possibility but his days are numbered.
alvarado- same thing as rios
m. jones is going to have a long road back. he was already a shaky fighter imo and i don't see him getting to the top anytime soon.
matthysse- won't happen. gbp
marquez- i'd love to see that. very possible.
i agree that he'd be the "a" side with all except for marquez. i like timmeh. i picked him to beat pac. i thought he was wise to take the path he did to get the fight in the first place. even if he did get the rematch with pac and ktfo'd him...you're right, he won't achieve the level of superstardom that pac or floyd enjoy. he can carve out a decent career though. he has the kind of skills that can keep him at top for a long time. if toprank and gbp could put aside their differences and he was able to face and beat half of the list u brought forth...he'll stand head and shoulders above the rest. he already does imo. i'd like to see him come into his own and stop trying to mimic floyd. he has a quality about him that reminds me of hagler in that he can box or brawl. i think he's not reached his peak yet as a fighter. hopefully arum doesn't piss away his career because i think he's a really good fighter.