QUOTE (mrchitown @ Nov 8 2013, 01:28 AM)
This.....he's being built up as some sort of boogeyman but he has done absolutely nothing and fought no one to be feared like some rabid idiots claim. When he fights the Martinez, Froch, Ward, etc. then we'll know who he really is
I don't see GGG ever getting a shot against Martinez. Martinez has other options out there that will pay him more and be far less of a risk. Martinez only has a few fights left. He will fight JCC and Cotto in PPV fights over the next 2 years and maybe add in 2 fights against lesser opponents during that period. I would be surprised of Martinez and GGG ever met.
GGG will have to move to 168 to get a big fight as I don't see Cotto getting in the right with him even if Cotto beats Martinez at 160. Moving up to 168 may be a problem for GGG. I think GGG vs Froch will eventually be THE fight for him. As for now, there are still some solid opponents for GGG to fight. Darren Barker and Martin Murray can occupy his time over the next year. Daniel Geale is another name. I think at some point the Andre Ward fight will be GGG's big chance but I still see that as being 2 or 3 years away.
If I am GGG I stay at 160. Froch and even Ward would have a solid size advantage over him. GGG doesn't seem like a fighter that will hold up well at 168. GGG looks like a natual 160 fighter and eventually you have to figure a big fight will find him at that weight class.