Originally Posted by Totalpac
Everyone so uptight and serious all the time.
Go get some fresh air and smell some flowers.
Fact is someone was needed on short notice, if people are wanting to fight people on short notice or otherwise they let the respective teams know (As Mark has done with all the names mentioned previously).
Talk is talk, saying yes, I'm right to go in 10 days is another thing.
That leaves us with Reed. Not a world beater, but over 50 pro fights and fought some known names. No one is pushing him through the ropes. He has seen Mark up close, knows what Mark can do and obviously thinks he can give him a run.
Life's short, smile, laugh and stop taking yourselves so seriously. Treat everyone like they are you in another body.
Peace, love and unity.
Not sure if you noticed but this is not a Disney production, boxing is serious stuff where people can and have suffered irreparable damage. Mark shouldn't be taking these fights. His management need to sort themselves out and get Mark the fights he really needs. Mark has been reprimanded once already for staging nothing more than sparring session as legitimate pro fight. It would be difficult to see Mark do nothing more than win this fight once again on body shots as a deliberate strategy to limit the damage metered out and give the opponent ample time to take a knee. Not good for the sport mate. As you have already pointed out Mark can only fight was is put in front of him so the question and consequences lay with his management.