Originally Posted by Hermit
No idea. Someone earlier claimed they heard Pavlik turned down the money. My guess is Bute wanted it in Canada with his refs and judges. This wouldn't be a title fight so it would be up to the commission to appoint them.
Hermit, don't push too far your love for Pavlik.
The fight is not happening because Pavlik is making things go down the drain, again. It is about the fourth time he screws a fights against Bute.
Since Andrade 1, an American referee has always been appointed for his fights in Montreal. At least one judge is also American. Does Pavlik need all officials to be American?
There would be 15 000 people in Montreal. How many for a Pavlik fight in USA?
The fact is Pavlik is the one wanting the fight to be in USA even if he doesn't attract there anymore. He also wants a big purse but where is the money? Has his promoter made an offer to Interbox for a fight in USA? Nope.