QUOTE (daprofessor @ Nov 21 2012, 01:02 PM)
if u had a belt at more than one weight class...i'd agree with u.
losing to salido...roids or not...is not shameful. dude is a beast. as for him not facing paulie, judah or maidana....it happens. i wanted floyd to fight cotto and hatton at 140. he waited til both were shop worn to face them. sometimes the fighters we like do that. boxing is a business. i get it. he's picking his battles wisely. when it's all said and done...he may be in a better position than the guys u mentioned if he can play his cards right. i can't fault him for that. a lot of ppl bitched and moaned when floyd passed up on cotto, margarito and williams to try and get that delahoya fight. i wanted one of those fights to happen too....but i get it. floyd had bigger plans. i can't shit on guerrero for trying to do the same. it's his career....he and his ppl have to maximize their money. the same can be said for a lot of fighters. as i type this....donaire immediately comes to mind.
Ha! I agree with most of your points, even the point of Floyd passing on Cotto, Margarito, and Williams, in order to land the Oscar fight. Floyd went for the big fish, won the fight, and we all had to see Cotto, Margarito, and Williams lose to B-level fighters within a year of Floyd's win over Oscar.
Had Floyd fought Cotto and Hatton at 140....we'd never know how far those guys would've gone. Gladly, those fights didn't happen at 140, and they were much appreciated at the times that they came.
As for Robert, Saturday will tell us all that we need to know...either he loses to Berto and we see that he isn't ready for WW, or Berto once again gets fleeced by a guy moving up in weight and Robert will have made his mark.
I will openly admit (as if my hate posts haven't made it clear), I couldn't STAND Guerrero during his begging session for big fights...it was a bit embarrassing on his part (on a couple of occasions). They Aydin fight didn't show me much, I was just glad that he was fighting again.
He has SEVERAL opponents at 140, but chose to move up to 147. I just hope that he makes the most of this opportunity this weekend, so that somebody will look to give him a big shot. At his rank in the boxing world, the big names have to be impressed with you...simply calling them out, isn't enough.