QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jun 26 2013, 06:00 PM)
so was golden boy disloyal for saying the winner of kirkland/angulo gets canelo...only to match canelo against someone else?
were they loyal for paying him less than what he should have been paid for that fight?
were they loyal for offering him peanuts on short notice to fight canelo and trying to force the fight when they knew he had a bad shoulder?
don't bite the hand that feeds you but if that hand is smacking the shit out of you turn the other cheek? loyalty works both ways imo.
They could've just not picked him up at all, to be honest. They extended to olive branch to felon with loose screws in his head. I'm not saying that all felons don't deserve a chance, but Kirkland has the mind frame of a 15 year old. Imagine if GBP would've just dropped him suddenly...do you think he'd be acting a fool about not making those "peanuts" that they offered him, or would he simply suck it up and move on?
Let's not act like he got out of prison and just went straight to the gym and locked himself in. Dude was out in Vegas living it up, partying, etc., something that he should've put on pause until he got back in the swing of things. Seriously though, guys like Kirkland should not be allowed to think on his own...because bad things usually follow.
I hate to make him sound like an animal, but probation is always good for guys like him, just to keep him honest and at least give him the urge to think before he does things. I doubt if he was offered peanuts, because most felons aren't even promised that much, when they're released into society.
Though it appears that GBP was doing him a bad number, he still has to face the fact that he was under contract. I hate when fighters start pissing and moaning about what they're promoters are/aren't doing, and so on...but didn't THEY sign the contract to be promoted? We can talk about him getting shafted and offered peanuts, but he DID sign the contract, so to a degree, he knew what he was up against.
I had strong idea of what I was up against, when I signed off on that loan for my house. I knew that I had to maintain employment, in order to make my payments. Now, are my payments EXACTLY what I think they are? Nope...the principal, escrow, and interest rates, breaks it all down...and in reality, I'm not really making the "full" payments that I think I'm making on a monthly basis. With that in mind, I may not like it, and i do need a roof over my head, so I know to not do stupid stuff on the job and lose my income...and in turn, I lose my house, and everything else, if I dont bounce back in time.
The same goes for fighters when they sign these contracts. I know that most of them are wet behind the ears, they come from nothing, and they want it all, but know what you signed up for. Not only does he have a problem with staying active, he has/had problems with his contract/promoters, and he's too loose upstairs to function in society. He may have won the court case, but he still needs to mental capacity to function in society.