Originally Posted by Royal-T-Bag
it's just the way it is in boxing unfortunately. If Broner was the UK fighter he'd have to come to the US. When was the last time a rising American star of Broners level and TV ratings went to fight a lower rated guy in England? I doubt it's ever happened. Broners pulling in bigger number then anyone who isn't Mayweather, Pac, Cotto, Chavez Jr or Canelo. He's one of the biggest attractions in the sport right now, plus he's an HBO fighter and they wouldn't even consider it being in the UK.
Jeff Lacy? I dont know what kind of money and ratings he was getting before Cazlaghe ruined him but he was one of America's brightest prospects, and a HBO fighter, so he must have been pulling some big rating and cash in his day, and Calzaghe was thought to be shot and never much of a fighter anyway by most of the pundits, so it could be argued that Calzaghe was rated lower than Lacy heading into their fight.