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Old 08-02-2010, 10:50 PM   #1
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Old 08-02-2010, 11:40 PM   #2
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...from the article:

'Because of the huge money making potential, talented, promising fighters immediately become protected, they get matched with beatable handpicked opponents with the intention of keeping the bright light burning for as long as possible'.

....aint that the bloody truth!


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Old 08-03-2010, 08:26 AM   #3
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hey im ronnie jordan.... thanks for reposting my article....its a travesty that the top fighters dont fight each other.. its cheating the fans and ruining the sport.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:39 AM   #4
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Fans are guilty of perpetuating this shit as well though:

Look at all the shit people get given after they have a loss. An L on the record back in the day, meant that you'd just lost a fight. These days, you are written off as "a glass jawed hypejob who has been exposed in brutal fashion". This takes away so much from the marketability and thus their earning power.

Be honest with yourself: In whatever your chosen career is, would you make a career move that you knew could MASSIVELY impact your future earning potential? Especially when your career is 1) Short and 2) Can potentially leave you with lasting damage

Its our fault. Its a sad fact that so many of the fans moaning about "ducking" are the ones that are banging on about how people are "exposed".

If people just shut the **** up a bit and enjoyed the warriors plying their trade, everyone would be a winner.

Its a 2 way street.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:44 AM   #5
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yep.

what he said.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:58 AM   #6
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i wrote the article mate and i think what u said is rubish. well maybe some idiots do that but there not real fans. most respect fighters and if they lose and come back there admired and respected. what about manny pacqiauo, juan manual marquez, jean pascal, paul williams, miguel cotto, shane mosley, mallignaggi, bernard hopkins, ricky hatton, and the list goes on.... were they written off or injured because they lost. no not atall. were not asking people to fight recklessly. if people want to fight on the back foot they can but they have to test them selves against the best to call them selves the best....
your comment about we should shut the **** up a bit and enjoy the warriors ply there trade.... these ****ing guys earn millions of pounds a fight, there taking are money in exchange for entertainment. some are true warriors dont get me wrong. but theres many that are just over hyped, protected, pretenders. who like to call them selves the best but have never proven it.
plus im not just blaming the fighhter by no means. infact its probably 90% the promoters, trainers and tv executives aswell.
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:00 AM   #7
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that was at saj by the way
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:41 PM   #8
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Fighters build themselves and their career up and feel like they
are protecting their investment, feeling they NEED to win or fans
wont watch them - and fear failure more than ever before.

In todays day and age, undefeated fighters gain more hype and
mystique than ever - and often with hype comes big interest.

A fight recently that defied the trend, was the Pirog Vs Jacobs
fight - in which 2 undefeated fighters were matched against
each other, this makes the stakes, High Risk/High Reward.
Pirog won that fight by KO, knocking out a highly rated prospect.
Now Pirogs stocks will rise through the roof and could possibly
see him facing Martinez next fight, if he was to win that,
he would be one of the most sort after boxers in the sport,
maximising his cash flow.

Fighters that are willing to buck the trend, are often rewarded
far more than those who play it safe and cherry pick.

Hopefully we see more of these prospects fighting each other,
instead of avoiding each other and playing it safe.
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:42 PM   #9
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brilliant post mate i completly agree with you. an undefeated record is over rated. its become a kind of holygrail of boxers. its the opitamy of everything you should strive for. thats a load of crap. all the greatsest have lost and come back. ali, robinson, leonard! arguably the fact they lost and went on to achieve great things made them even greater. it showed they had heart and courage. a recent fighter andre dirrell is a prime example of a guy dealing with a loss in a mature way and coming back with a win.
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