QUOTE (mitukczuk @ Oct 16 2012, 02:40 PM)
Aaand I don't want to see Evander beaten on his way out. He deserves to walk out on his feet and not on a stretcher.
We've seen him lose everything else, so not let him get that last beatdown for a check? It's not like he wasn't begging for it anyway. I mean, he IS Evander Holyfield...somebody who was at the top of the HW division before the Klitz bro were even known in the US.
QUOTE (daprofessor @ Oct 16 2012, 03:04 PM)
holyfield is a lot more worthy than charr, mormeck, tony thompson, rahman and a few others. i also think he puts up a better fight...even at this point.
truth be told...i thought he was robbed against valuev. he should be a 5 time heavyweight champion. if they sell out venues for a guy like thompson...i think it was like 70k ppl in that venue...holyfield fills a stadium over there. it's easy money for the klits and gives the legend his last shot at greatness. he's given so much to boxing...i don't think it's much to ask for.
Great points, and I agree that he HAS given the sport so much. These other guys that the Klitz bros have fought, have been nothing short of snoozers. Honestly, if a Klitz/Holyfield was signed, I wouldn't mind streaming it, just for shits & giggles. Well,, now that I think about it, it wouldn't have been so hard to watch, had it been signed 3-5 years ago. Lol
QUOTE (mitukczuk @ Oct 16 2012, 04:28 PM)
The sad part is, the money he would have earned for this fight - win or lose, would go straight to hell - alimony, debts etc.
You just made a painful point Mit, and that's the reality that Holyfield has paved for himself. So a Klitz asswhoopin' would all be in vain. Lol. He DID deserve that payday, and now that I think about it, he was the 2nd fighter in boxing history to earn the highest guaranteed purse ($30M), and we all know who just scored that whopping $32M guarantee.
Now that I think about it, we could very well be talking about Floyd in this manner, 10 years from now. When Holyfield scored that $32M, Im sure most people with 2 brain cells to rub together, wouldn't have thought in a million years that he would be in this position today. I mean the signs were there, but he was such a "honest and Godly man", that people were quick to turn a blind eye to it.
I wonder why Tyson never got his shot at the Klitz bros....(wondering)