QUOTE (Franchize @ Oct 30 2012, 02:37 PM)
Im ok with it personally. He was once in just like Manny and Arum's other star slaves. He was getting the shitty end of the stick and having his pockets raided. He wasn't getting the big fights. He was always the next in line. Fighting guys that were serious threats but not popular enough to make him that worl renown supestar. Whatever secret him and Oscar discovered when they went Indie, for lack of a better term, worked. End of the day, if he committs to one guy, but then another guy emerges as the new flavor of the month, he's missing out on an opportunity to cash out big. Floyd fights the new "It" guy. So when competition reaches it's peak, he's right there to take the win out of their sail. That's why I now think he is licking his chops for Garcia to beat Judah. My guess is Floyd or Ellerbe make an appearance. Then around May 5th, we'll see Garcia swinging for the fences and getting counter punched to the tune of about 5 mill. Floyd will get yet another pay day. Only difference is that I think he will actualy fight Manny this year. I have a gut feeling that something is brewing. I also hav a gut feelin that arum will be none too pleased about it.
I agree about him getting a fighter at their peak, that's his best bet since he isn't a De La Hoya type draw. I mean they do about the same numbers nowadays, but Oscar fought more consistently, and was able to fight just about anybody around that time.
Garica is damn near at this peak, in regards to getting the attention that he deserves. So yes, I could see that possibly happening in the near future. I cant say that Danny's competition (aside from the Khan fight) would land him a Floyd fight, but the manner in which he's been winning, makes him seem like a huge threat.
What do you feel is brewing, in regards to the megafight?
QUOTE (The Original MrFactor @ Oct 30 2012, 05:01 PM)
I'm no boxing newbie. I'd like to see Matninez and Mayweather go at it at 154. Whats not to like about that? Who would you rather see Mayweather fight right now? We're obviously not gonna ever get the Pacquiao fight, so who else would be on the short list? When you look at the field of choices, ask yourself, why not Martinez.
On the other hand, I can think of many reasons that Mayweather may not want to see Martinez. They all have to do with matchup isses that wouldn't favor Mayweather. Martinez may have a reach advantage, so Mayweather wont fight him. The crazy thing is his online surrogates make several excuses for him to justify him not fighting Martinez or whoever. Yeah, I'd love to see that fight. Everyone says this guy is the best, then he should fight the best. Martinez is one of the best. If they both make 154, size is not an issue, its an excuse...
Well of course you're no boxing newbie Mr. Factor, lol. I wouldn't mind seeing it either, but seriously, I went on that rant because of "fans" who hardly watch the sport, have the nerve to start demanding fights after they've seen 1 or 2 out 30 fights a year. Casual fan are valuable in terms of PPV buys and TV ratings, but they take it a bit too far. '
I guess guys like us, know how the sport works, and most of us are smart enough not to get worked up and excited about some fights that wont happen, due to money. As for that arm length advantage, Floyd has it by 2 inches.
At this point, I cant and wont make excuses as to why he shouldn't fight Sergio. I just stated the facts in regards to business, and how Im almost sure it wont happen. At this point, he just needs to be fighting consistently, regardless of who he fights.
I just dont think that its fair, how he messes things up when another fighter gets he hot. We as fans, sit back patiently, wait for these fights to happen, assess them, and hope to see who blossoms. Then Floyd waits til the iron is hot, then strikes, makes his money, and leave...leaving the division in crumbles. All Im saying is, either fight on a somewhat consistent basis (twice in a calender year), or stay away.
QUOTE (neophyte7 @ Oct 30 2012, 05:32 PM)
floyd is the highest paid athlete in pro sports... stop the broke talk.
I guess we should've "stopped with the broke talk" when Tyson and Holyfield were spending crazy money too, huh?
One of them was spending crazy money, claiming the holy ghost while having several illegitimate children (that he couldn't/can't afford), and made the highest guaranteed purse in boxing history (at that time).
The other was spending crazy money, banging prostitutes, and getting knee-deep in several lawsuits as well as jail time.
Floyd falls somewhere in the middle of these two guys, but we should stop the broke talk, right?