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Old 09-11-2007, 05:09 PM   #18
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Default Re: Why do so many American fighters claim foul play

Originally Posted by lefthook31
I dont really understand the point of your first statement. If I understand you correctly your saying that fighting stiffs gets results as far as putting fans in seats, but to me boxing is more about being a credible champion than being a showcase. We call that wrestling here in the states.
That's perhaps what boxing SHOULD be about, but isn't.

Originally Posted by lefthook31
As far as Baldomir, he beat Judah and then beat Gatti, and actually held the title when he fought Mayweather. Floyd was moving up to welterweight to fight for his title. Baldomir certainly earned his title and then gave Mayweather a shot at it, hardly comparable to a guy like Calzahge fighting a club fighter from middle america in Will Mcentire.
But the American public put forth PPV money to watch Mayweather's certain victory. The British public didnt pay anything to watch Calzaghe-McIntyre, and the seats were probably dirt cheap as well.
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