Re: the problem with british boxers...
Its simple the journeymen in the states are of a higher calibre than what is in the uk. So if you want to give a prospect a chance match him up against another quality british boxer or let him fight better journeymen overseas. The problem is promoters dont want there fighters losing to main domestic rivals. Isnt it kind of silly that Hatton and Witter both about the same age, both world champions yet they've never fought. This should have happened years ago but what happens is they fight the dregs of the british boxing scene and then move up to european level or world level and are exposed.
Its no surprise british boxing fans get so excited over fighters when they only see them destroying or battering no hopers for years on end.
When I was young I though Naz was the best boxer in the world and I hadnt even heard of people like Morlaes and Barrerra because they dont get put into that kind of arena until they have a padded record.