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Old 10-02-2013, 06:58 PM   #61
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He's ducked, period and this is a stay busy fight.

3G is a natural MW. He fits well in this weight class. Quillin is duck him, well he has a good excuse. He hides under the 'different networks excuse bullshit'. Chavez is a lhw - cruiser weight. Barker wants to milk that IBF title. Murray will be a good fight for 3G but even if this fight happens and 3G beats Murray wouldn't mean so much in terms of good exposure / media / marketing etc. He would probably be more avoided. 3G needs a fight with a good/known name like Canelo, Martinez or Ward.

At smw there are some good fights for 3G like Ward, Froch, Kessler, Abraham and Bika but 3G is probably more interested to establish himself @ MW.
Bika and Abraham? The fact is there isn't a big enough name for him at MW.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:54 PM   #62
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That information of mine is widely available and discussed a million yimes on this forum.
He should be given the chance to clean out his own weightclass before moving up
Exactly. Definitely not smart to bounce up and down like a yo-yo.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:54 PM   #63
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Stevens is a puncher who is on a small streak that has many people excited. He also talks a good game, so there is some interest in seeing him walk the talk.

An overwhelming number of people on this forum felt GGG was not fighting any punchers. Well, here is one.

But, the fight was made as 1) a stay bust fight 2) in Steven's hometown which is 3) IN ONE OF THE LARGEST MEDIA OUTLETS IN THE WORLD.

The plan is that if GGG can dismantle Stevens in graphic fashion under the eye of the media and money makers, then perhaps others will be forced to the table..
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:22 AM   #64
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That is the fight fans wanted to see, many of them claiming that Golovkin would not stand a chance against Stevens. The other champions refuse to fight Golovkin. Golovkin said he would go down to 154 and fight Void, but Void refused. Golovkin will fight anyone at 154, 160 and later at 168. Look how long Hopkins fought at 160. Hagler fought at 160 his entire career, nobody complained.....................
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:30 AM   #65
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Murray cant get a visa to the US, thats why he fought Martinez in Argentina & Sturm in Germany, no duck there.

Martinez fought Chavez Jr in the biggest fight at 160 for the last few years, he got injured in that fight & then fought the very tough Murray in his comeback fight and got injured again, no duck there.

Barker just fought Geale for the World title & has to take care of his mandatory before fighting anyone else, no duck there.
I'll preface what I'm about to ask by saying I am a Maravilla fan, but what were GGG's engagements at the time of Murray vs. Martinez?

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Old 10-03-2013, 11:37 AM   #66
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So you saying fighting someone 10-15 lbs heavier on fight night is to big of a handicap for a fighter?

People don't want to fight him at 160 so HE has to prove himself at a higher weight class?
You're an idiot.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:48 AM   #67
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People don't want to fight him at 160 so HE has to prove himself at a higher weight class?
You're an idiot.
If everyone is ducking him(which is bull) move up or shut up and keep fighting B class boxers.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:13 PM   #68
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I'll preface what I'm about to ask by saying I am a Maravilla fan, but what were GGG's engagements at the time of Murray vs. Martinez?
Martinez fought Murray April 28th
GGG fought Macklin June 29th

So GGG was probably at the beginning of his training camp for Macklin when Martinez fought Murray.
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:40 PM   #69
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Instead of fighting Stevens why doesnt he move up & test the waters at 168. If he's as good as some people are making out he should fight the likes of Bika or Abraham.
He might move up...But imagine what would happen if he move down at 154. Then 154 will become like a Bermuda triangle.
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None of the big names at MW want any part of Golovkin's power.
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:10 PM   #71
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None of the big names at MW want any part of Golovkin's power.
if you say so nut hugger
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:19 PM   #72
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if you say so nut hugger
You've got some homework to do
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:40 PM   #73
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It's because HBO believes it's been too long since someone died in the ring on their network.
that's cruel but same time funny
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