Originally Posted by bruiserh
Perhaps it suggests what a world title belt is worth these days to some fighters, with so many of them on offer these days....though at least the IBF only have one.
Vs a much larger payday. And maybe Sam thinks that stylistically he would have Sturms measure. If he got the win it would raise his stocks as a real contender and perhaps have Sturm considering early retirement
The value of belts has never been as diluted as it is right now, simply because there are so many of the bloody things. Better to have 1 or 10 than not, but Soliman choosing to fight Sturm, and in the process risk a guaranteed IBF title shot, only highlights the point.