Originally Posted by bailey
Here it is. Roy pretending that Collins isnt in the ring with him. Where they point out that DM was willing to go to America and fight him. Listen to Roys answers.
Collins and DM the 2 biggest threats to Roy on that list and the 2 he didnt fight.
Straight from the horses mouth.
Did S Collins have invisible paint on, where only the cameras pick him up?
How many more times?
Lou De Bella and HBO, DID NOT want to make the Collins fight at that point.
Collins had been inactive, and he wasn't a mandatory etc.
Roy had 2 belts at 175 at the time, and HBO wanted Roy to fight Reggie Johnson (who'd beaten Collins) to UNIFY the division instead of facing Collins.
That's what ended up happening. HBO dismissed Collins and then made the fight with Reggie.
Roy fought Reggie in his very next fight after Frazier.
Reggie was the bigger fight.
Roy wasn't going to pass up the opportunity to unify the division, to fight a guy who'd been retired and who didn't even fight at that weight.
Stop being an idiot!
Hopkins priced himself out of a rematch (which you have agreed on, in a previous thread.)
You can go to post 78 of this thread, and you can read up on the difficulty of making the DM fight.
Also, in January 2000, Roy fought David Telesco.