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Old 11-22-2012, 08:55 AM   #90
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Default Re: What would all of the bull*****ers hating on Ricky Burns have said if...

Originally Posted by Uncle Rico View Post
Itís not quite as black and white, unfortunately. The below need to be factored in:
  • Broner is the bigger name.
  • Broner is the better fighter.
  • Broner has the greater potential for being a superstar of the sport.
  • Bronerís desired location will likely be the 'home' of big-money fights (Las Vegas), whereas Burnsí will be what, Scotland? No points for guessing where the most money would be generated.
  • Bronerís riding on a lucrative HBO contract, whereas Burns is with a TV network (BoxNation) thatís rumoured to be struggling. Again, no points for guessing which youíd want being the main broadcaster.
With all of the above taken into consideration, Burns has more of a reason to go over to the US than Broner does in having to come here. Itís a no-brainer, really. And shouldnít even be up for discussion. Burns has to go over there. As ****ty as it may be and sound, America is where itís at Ė especially in those lower weights.
I agree with most of your points but can't help but feel you are missing the point of what is being said.

Burns hasn't said there is no way he would travel unlike broner who has immediately stated he wouldn't. Yes, broner is in the healthiest position but it still doesn't mean burns has to be his *****. Burns will travel if the money is right and he is given the respect he deserves as a champion. Broner will not even entertain travelling, this in it's self is a huge difference in attitudes and is a double standard. Especially when you take into account they have both got a lot to loose. Ricky is a well supported world class operator and although beating broner is a big ask it is double standards to suggest broner deserves all the protection.
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