Originally Posted by The Mighty One
One reason is that the two main promoters Top Rank and Golden Boy have focused on the lighter weights many of whom do not even speak English and they appeal to the Hispanic portion of the population. Both promoters make deals with HBO and Showtime to feature their "stars" which do not include the heavier weights.
if presented correctly by interested promoters could be credible and top of the page contenders.
Absolutely. If those ****ers actually fought each other, and other credible opponents, didn't take lengthy breaks recovering from injuries, landing themselves in jail or just being lazy ****s then you'd have a decent bunch of contenders on your hands.
Banks, Jennings and even Mitchell are the best of the bunch because they've actually been willing to mix it up with solid level fighters. Chambers and Cunningham even more so.
Fighters become good through fighting, not by some mystical athleticism index. That's always been the case.