Originally Posted by dwighttsharpe
Last year he backed out of a scheduled HBO date.
As recently as just a few months ago, around the time of the Mitchell fight, he said he wanted to face Broner, and it did not matter where.
Like I said, best just not say anything. Then you have to worry about being called out on it.
I'd like to go into this further Dwight since it's not often we get the chance to have a measured discussion,but I'm on my phone and long posts are a pain without the laptop.
Let's put this on the record;I'm not confident of Burns beating Broner, but I think he does better than DeMarco and more to the point, it's the fight I most want to see in boxing right now.
But I genuinely feel it's unfair to suggest that it's ok for Broner to say that,but Ricky would be lampooned for it.
It also seems to have incited a pile of new hatred for Ricky,who is the most genuine guy in British boxing,and he doesn't shit over other fighters.
If Ricky was American,he'd be the biggest white boxer in the country.Can you imagine the press he would get? Humble guy who shuns stardom,works in a sport shop every Saturday to stay grounded and drives a very modest car?
He'd be bigger than Pavlik.And it seems like he's becoming like K2 in that some fans are making him a hate figure.
I wish they'd at least try and look at him for what he is as a man.