QUOTE (daprofessor @ Aug 9 2013, 02:07 AM)
broner is not ppv material yet.
Compared to who? Aside from Manny, Floyd, and Cotto...who else?
All of these new age fighters and guys on the b-side, are horrible nowadays. Most of them "just want to fight", which doesn't always mean "buys" and/or "views". As ignorant as Broner acts, we need more guys to draw attention to the sport. NOW...they TYPE of attention that he brings, isn't much to brag about, but it's still attention nonetheless.
I'm not saying that he's PPV material, but he's a lot closer than most of these guys will ever be. These other guys should see his antics, be ashamed, and want to step their game up...sadly, that isn't the case. Those same guys will cry about "not caring for all of the camera attention" and "just wanting to fight", but they get upset at guys like Broner, whose trying to sell himself.
On top of that, they want BIG paydays, but the only way to get that, is to be known...which most of them could care less about, since they dont care for the cameras. Instead, they'd rather settle for begging to fight the top guys (read: most marketable fighters), and ride off of their success (in the event that they win).
We all see what Shane did back in the days. Beating these top guys, doesn't always equate to "super stardom" (read: huge paydays in the future). Shane beat a prime Oscar, but never reached his full potential as a boxing star. Years down the line, his career was coming to a close (as he knew), and what happened? We had to deal with the agony of him whoring for big paydays and stinking up the joint.
Floyd and Manny did it differently. Manny's fighting style, nationality, and team, took him a LONG way. Floyd on the other hand, had to drop the nice guy role, be the villain, and earn his big payday. Afterwards, he kept the jackass momentum going.
Again, some guys aren't built for the big stage (PPV), but who said that it couldn't be forced? It's not like guys aren't already getting shafted in the sport anyway. As a fighter, guys need to get outside of themselves and go for the gold, one step at a time, even if it means that people will hate their antics in the long run.