QUOTE (mrchitown @ Jan 14 2014, 10:21 AM)
It must be, because Koncz said his name has been added to the list. They seem to be trying to get somebody in there with Manny that he can blast out quickly. I think if he fights Gamboa, then it's going to look like Manny's fight against Hatton...but just the thought that Gamboa is under serious consideration speaks volumes to the low level of fighters in and around Manny's weight class that TR has for him
I think they focused so much on building Manny up to be this unstoppable stud they forgot to build up the other prospects like Mayfield and some others. Remember Mike Jones? Who? Yup, Mike Jones lol....they were trying to build him into an opponent for Pacquiao and when Randall Bailey beat him, he was shelved. He hasn't fought since. They could've built him back up but they just dumped him on the side of the road and left him for dead
If GBP does a better job with their rising stars, then people wont have the "who tha hell is that?" look on their face, when Floyd's opponents are announced. Anywho, they're doing the same thing at TR. I've noticed that GBP tries to move their guys a bit slower, while Bob's guys beat the hell out of each other, and get a crack at Manny....that's IF they decide to pick the loser of the two. Lol
As for Mike Jones, yes, I remember them trying to build this dude up. He actually had some decent tv dates and fights, but that Bailey fight ruined him. As for what I know, Jones signed a few silly contracts (ranging from '06 or '07), which basically stated that as soon as he gets a title shot (or wins a title), his contract will automatically be extended for another 3 years AFTER it's end date.
I believe his contract ended at the end of 2012, but the mofo got ghost after the Bailey KO loss, and decided to not answer his other promoter and manager's calls. What sucks about that it, Jones had his title shot and he LOST...so his contract was extended anyway. I believe, had he won that night, he wouldn't mind staying with TR and being champ, but being the fact that he got dusted, his tune changed quick.
I'm not sure what's up with his contract now, but I think I remember him having a fight scheduled, and it got cancelled because of contractual issues. What a scrub...he brought that on himself.
QUOTE (Dolimite @ Jan 14 2014, 12:26 PM)
Garcia is willing to trade with Manny but doesn't want the Floyd fight? Okay.
Hey, doesn't Jessie Vargas get a shot! He is more deserving of a Pac fight then Gamboa! Typing that just made me really sad.
Talk about a shit fight! No one knows Gamboa, no one! They thought 450K PPV sales was bad. I think Arum is doing this on purpose so Manny can't pay his taxes. Cause no one will be making money, no one!
This brings me back to what I posted in the recent Pac/Bradley "again" thread...that was HUGE clusterfuck in regards to Vargas. He was supposed to built up to fight Manny (maybe sometime this year), but Manny got KO'd in Dec. '12, which prevented the Rios/Pac fight in April '13, which rushed the Rios/Alvarado rematch. Bradley was supposed to get off'd by Provodnikov that same month, but he ruined that and actually won the fight.
Had he got KO'd by Ruslan, he (Bradley) was supposed to be ready for a Vargas fight. Alvarado fucked around and won the Rios rematch, and STILL got shafted out of the Pac fight...because that wasn't the plan. Alvarado was previously making complaints about his purse for the Rios rematch, and almost didn't take the fight, but of course he did.
He won, got a silly title, and was fed to Ruslan the same year...gonna be kinda hard to pull Alvarado outta the dirt nowadays. Hell, Mike may get matched against Vargas as a comeback effort later this year, which starts the cluster all over again. Truthfully, guys like Alvarado aren't meant to get the "big fights" (with Manny and possibly Juan), so even if he redeems himself...he will only be allowed to go so far.