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Old 07-05-2014, 02:29 PM   #16
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Default Re: Why Floyd is so much more popular than Rigondeaux?

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If Floyd was from Japan nobody would give a rat's ass about him. Floyd is big in the US because he's American.
He's big in the UK too because he's....
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Old 07-05-2014, 02:30 PM   #17
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Default Re: Why Floyd is so much more popular than Rigondeaux?

Go download all of Floyd's 130 fights and then come back and ask that question. They were two completely different fighters.
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floyds been around for like 20 years....
He's been a pro for 18 years, Einstein
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Default Re: Why Floyd is so much more popular than Rigondeaux?

It's mainly due to Floyds large fanatical gay following.
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Old 07-05-2014, 02:39 PM   #20
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Ducking must make you popular.
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Old 07-05-2014, 02:41 PM   #21
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Ducking must make you popular.
it explains why Sugar Ray Robinson was popular
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Old 07-05-2014, 02:41 PM   #22
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Mayweather and Rigo are both defensive counter-punchers, but people say that Rigo is just boring with his style, however Floyd is the biggest PPV star with literally the same style. Is it just being American and trash-talker what makes you so popular?
Because of the wonders of promotion and management.
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Old 07-05-2014, 02:47 PM   #23
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Of course Floyd's resume is much bigger than Rigo's, but except Hatton, Canelo and Corrales he never fought fighters that were on dominant rail, and of course he still haven't fought his biggest rival Manny Pacquiao. As for Rigo, he had no problems to take a fight against the fighter of the year Nonito Donaire, the guy who was dominating devision at that time, and Rigo easily schooled him.

And if we are comparing their amateur careers, Rigo is 475-12 and Floyd is 84-6. Not tough to see who has greater percentage of wins...And both of them are in shadow of Lomachenko who is 396-1.

We are not comparing their amateur careers, that's another topic.
To answer the opening post..... Look at who they both fought.
Rigo has one big name on his resume and I bet most casual fans don't know who the hell Nonito is. Mayweather on the other hand has fought most of the big names in the sport, in fact, beat most of the big names in and around his weight class.
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Old 07-05-2014, 03:24 PM   #24
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Ducking must make you popular.
It's funny, but there is some truth in it, Rigondeaux he has no real opponents in his weight division, only after Lomachenko's debut in pro's arose this hypothetically interesting big fight where 2 ATG amateurs can find out who is better.

As for Floyd, he keeps still big intrigue by not taking Pac's fight, lots of people hope that he will fight Manny in his last fight and that adds additional attention to him by Pacman's fans.
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