Originally Posted by JohnAnthony
yeh i think i'm assuming you're one of the top people in the game. You've already good money then your faced with a couple of options like:
A: You can Fight Chavez Junior in Mexico, earn a ton of Money, but get no recognition.
or B: you can fight someone like Martinez - you don't earn as much money, but winning would give you massive respect and enhace your legacy.
What about option C:
-first fight Chavez Jr. for a big payday, beat him, and then
-fight Martinez 3-4 months later , for a bigger purse than without a win over Chavez Jr.
If I was an elite prof. boxer, I'd fight anybody anywhere anytime. Take the top fights AND the keep busy fights in between. 4 fights a year, win or lose, old-school style. Make money AND build my legacy, then retire at age 33 with my wits and body halfways healthy.