|11-03-2012, 02:20 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2012
'Money over Legacy'
Fighters who based their decision on money over legacy.
An obvious choise, was Muhammad Ali versus Larry Holmes.
And, Larry Holmes versus Mike Tyson.
Both Heavyweight Champions had absolutely no chance of winning,
little chance of going the distance, and a minor chance of being competitive.
Larry was the one most honest, by saying it was the 'money'.
Muhammad Ali tried to fool the pubic into thinking he had a chance,
when anyone with a bit of boxing knowledge knew he would have no
chance of doing anything at all.
Sonny Liston versus Cassius Clay II. Sonny was 'taking-a-dive' for money
no matter what anybody thinks. Whether he would have been competitive
or won the rematch is irrelevant, it was a 100% complete business decision.
Sonny could care less about his legacy.
Joe Frazier versus George Foreman II. 'Smokin Joe' was a shell of himself, and
he was getting 'stiff-legged' by ordinary fighters in his Philadelphia Gym prior to
the bout in Nassua Coliseum in 1976.
Even Joe said that it was too late to back out of the fight, as he had already
received half of his fight purse two-months earlier.