QUOTE (Dolimite @ May 22 2013, 05:56 PM)
Bro you need to fire Ms. Cleo! Again why fight Mayweather when Garcia and Matthysse can fight each other the winner is a golden ticket for Mayweather next year. They hype of the winner of this match up is going to be sky high. Just cause the greens are smelling good does not mean you stop cooking them. You let them simmer for another hour so they are nice and tasty, soft and has a great flavor of ham hock (i like ox tail in mine) and enjoy. They have to let these two fighter simmer and once they fight each other then the hype for a May 5 2013 fight with May will be full blast.
Why fight each other and one guy get ruined because of it (i.e. Garcia)? Remember, both of these guys have the same manager and promoter. It would make more sense to have one of them fight Floyd, then they meet again in the near future.
Why throw it all away because of what the fans want to see? Let's look at how much work they've put into Danny...why risk all of that so soon against Matthysse, a guy who can't make them as much money as Danny? I'm not saying that Danny is this huge ticket seller, but between him and Matthysse, he's the bigger draw.
Think about it, if Danny or Lucas fights Floyd, then that will be bigger exposure for both guys. They can ALWAYS go back and fight each other. Danny is hardly making 140 nowadays, so they can still meet at 147. It's not like the Canelo/Chavez Jr situation, where there's a two-division difference between them, but one guy is hanging around in a weight class where he truly doesn't belong.
QUOTE (duwdu @ May 23 2013, 10:55 AM)
Why are you so gong-ho about Mayweather fighting especially Garcia this year? It's all speculation on your part too, I know, but honestly you haven't adduced much reason as to why Garcia.
Further, in addition to the scene link evidence provided by Dolimite, it's been widely reported, and still being reported, that even Arum himself believes that Mayweather is more likely to fight on September 14 as has been reserved FOR him by GBP. So much so that Arum has made contingency plans to move Marquez-Bradley to another date no matter who Floyd fights on that date.
I know you never believed from Adam that Mayweather would fight twice this year; hell, you didn't believe he would fight this past May, because you were here giving guys hell for holding on to that day for Floyd! IIRC, you were adding the rider that Floyd could/would (?) instead probably skip the May date, and wait to fight a successful Brook this July or so. Just give this guy a break...he has said, Mayweather did, that he wants to stay active during the planned remainder of his active fighting life, and he's started following that script, so I have high hopes he'll fight on September 14.
Now, peeps, as for Mayweather's possible opponent in September. I don't know why, but posters appear to be sleeping on the fact that Mayweather just weeks ago assured the WBA - in writing - that he would defend his "Super" JMW title come September. Although some may say Mayweather holds a lot of aces currently and can afford to get away with boxing promotion murder, that promise to the WBA is one of the reasons for me to believe he may fight Canelo or A. N. Other JMW come September.
We'll see, but I sincerely think that Mayweather has been acting more gentlemanly in recent months. It may be due to his incarceration experience, or him having his legacy more in mind, or an image polish occasioned by the Showtime deal, or any combination of factors, but I do see a change in Mayweather's mien, and it is positive for him, and the sport.
I know that my predictions of the whole Brook/Alexander winner facing Floyd was a strong one, but that just goes to show that anything can happen in the sport. Of course that never happened because of an injury. We cant always hang onto what Floyd says, because he has either lied in the past, or thing didn't work out the way he imagined...it happens.
As for that WBA agreement...who needs who more...the WBA or Floyd? Let's not forget that these sanctioning bodies need the fighters. If things dont happen to go as planned, then what?
Oh yeah Dolimite, I like turkey legs with my greens and cabbage...those ham hocks are too damn salty.