QUOTE (checkleft @ Jun 27 2013, 03:07 PM)
Since when is danny the end all be all as well? The guy is acting like he runs this shit. A lot of his fights are becoming suspect, taking these BS rematches and padding his record is exactly what is wrong with boxing, fuck his "star power" his marketability and that shit. Matthysse has done good numbers on showtime and people love watching him no matter who thinks he's just a brawler. And he has done more than enlighten to get a shot at this kid that thinks he's number one but keeps taking old ass fighters instead of showing people he is the real deal. If the testing is the only reason for this fight not being made then yes its on Lucas but rumor is this cat is pricing himself out, motherfucker sounds like Andre berto 2.0 now! No way does this kid deserve that much money for any fight right now
The end all be all, is usually the guy with all the belts...or at least the guy whose going to get you a decent payday. I cant name a fighter who is making big paydays off of Matthysse, so again, he isn't the end all be all at 140. That's like guys were saying that Maidana was the man to get through at 140, true, but Maidana was and still is taking chump change for fights. he was just a hard guy to beat...nothing more, nothing less...Matthysse's in the same boat.
What card has Matthysse headlined on Showtime, that even shows that he did good numbers? If he did happen to do good numbers, it was because he was the co-feature on the card, not the headliner. I dont remember Matthysse/Ajose doing tv numbers like that, and from what I checking out, the gate didn't do that great either. I've been inside the Hard Rock where they fought, and trust me, it isn't big at all, and Im sure those seats were no more than $60 on the high end.
Hell, Danny JUST started selling tickets, not too long ago. He and Khan's gate was terrible last July. Now, the gate and numbers that he's been doing at the Barclay's as the headliner, have been pretty good. Why? It damn sure wasn't because of Matthysse.
At this point, Danny's fighting the fights that truly matter. I think it's because of the titles that he holds, that people are rushing these fights. Hell, Matthysse can't even get a real title at full title at 140, so what makes him think he's going to get a fight to possibly hold all of them?
Matthysse is good fighter, but let's just be real here...they aren't building this dude up to be a champion. One would wonder why he couldn't even get the title off of Lamont, and he knocked him out. Before they even signed, he knew that wasn't a title fight. Does anybody wonder why that didn't happen? Hello...they can still go back and make Peterson/Judah on the east coast and rack up money. Notice how "Matthysse" and money, tickets, sales, titles, etc., cant even be put in the same sentence and make sense.
I agree with him not deserving $5M, that's waaay too steep. Again, here comes the business part. If he's asking for $5M right now, then chances are, the fight wont happen. The good thing is, the promoters and managers will put more effort into building up the two of them, which includes having both of them in more noteworthy fights (maybe two a piece), promote the hell outta those fights, and make their big fight worth $5M. Nobody at 140 is worth $5M, combined or alone. While those fights are being built, more star power will be brought to the division, and guys will get more exposure and paydays, so the division can live on.
Think about it, what if Danny loses his next fight to whoever? You think they're going to put him in there with Matthysse still? Nope. They'll get Danny a couple of confidence building fights, then Matthysse will get Danny at his new stage, not while he's the unified champ with everything to lose, and nothing to gain by beating Matthysse. That's just like Manny and Floyd fighting now. No way in hell Bob was gonna let that happen when Many was on top of the world. Now that he's been humbled a bit, the people will still get what they want, and one of the two parties wont have as much power to fuck up all the negotiations over little stuff.
This Garcia/Matthysse fight will happen, but Im not so sure it happens THIS soon...regardless of what Shaefer is spewing to the public. As far as Im concerned, GBP making Mayweather/Canelo happen, will surely take the edge off of any "mishaps" about the Garcia/Matthysse fight not happening. Right now, the "general public" is getting what they want in Mayweather/Canelo, so no need for Garcia/Matthysse to lose any steam or light, because of it. Wait til the fans calm down after Canelo/Mayweather, then they can make that fight happen.