Originally Posted by TBooze
Not in the States, and that is what matters. Gatti's name helps sell the weekend, so that the likes of Yuh and Hill can get their kudos. It is a business decision.
Pretty sure in the late 90's Nas was on giant billboards in New York selling Adidas, making appearances on Jay Leno and selling out MSG and the MGM, he was also the Featherweight Champ in thrilling fights and a global star.
Gatti is more popular though and I agree completely with your second point.