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Old 02-06-2012, 02:56 PM   #31
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Mayweather and Tszyu weren't gonna fight after Tszyu beat Mitchell again in November 2004.

Mayweather was about to fight in his second straight eliminator bout for Gatti's WBC belt. With Gatti being an HBO fight, it was both an easier fight to make and win.

Plus, Tszyu was already negotiating with Hatton not long after the Mitchell rematch. Tszyu was demanding a big payday and got it, but he had to face Hatton in Manchester to get it.


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that was 7 months and someone just counted that the same 7 months were
the biggest Floyd's layoff to date. 3 months is completely enough for the fight
to happen and it could take place in mid February 2005 ... just enough for Tsyzu
to fight his mandatory afterwards.

in general it seems that Floyd have a blueprint of ducking by having big layoff
... just waiting what happens and just before the window for a big fight opens
he is setting up a phoney fight just in case so he can always say ...
"look I can't fight you now, I had big layoff and now I'm already booked for a tune up"
read post above
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Tszyu was the star and the A side, it is up to Tszyu to pick Mayweather. Its like saying Berto or Martinez is ducking Mayweather because they haven't made the fight yet.
well you know Floyd gets special treatment because uh well people are irrational
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:01 PM   #32
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Cut that out. That whole myth is complete bullship. There are multiple reasons why this fight didn't come off. Just because a fight didn't happen, doesn't mean it was Floyd ducking.

Floyd has wanted this fight for the longest. He was calling out Zoo before he was even at 140 pounds. One big reason the fight didn't get made was because of Floyd's contract with HBO and Zoo's contract with Showtime. The two networks don't have their fighters fight except for big fights, and this wasn't considered one at the time.

I can bring you muliple quotes of Floyd saying he wanted the fight. Can anybody bring me one from Kostya mentioning Floyd? This whole myth is nonsense. Plus lets look at the timeline:

Kostya fought Jesse James Leija 01-19-2003
Floyd fought N'Dou 11-01-2003 (Floyd's last fight at 135)
Kostya fight with Mitchell postponed because of shoulder injury 2-7-2004
Floyd fought Demarcus Corley 05-22-2004 (first fight at 140)
Kostya fought Sharmba Mitchell 11-06-2004 (after postponement from injury)
Kostya loses to Ricky Hatton 06-04-2005 (In mandatory defense. Retires afterward)
Floyd fought Henry Bruseles 01-22-2005 (coming off longest layoff of career at the time)

Now tell me, when would this fight have tooken place?



And Lance before you come on this thread talking ship, you should read your own post
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:17 PM   #33
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Tszyu was the star and the A side, it is up to Tszyu to pick Mayweather. Its like saying Berto or Martinez is ducking Mayweather because they haven't made the fight yet.
Tszyu couldn't sell a dollar beer to Kelly Pavlik. He did horrible at the box office in the US.

When he put on a clinic against Ben Tackie, the turnout was abysmal.

The Ring (or one of these magazines) even had an article after that detailing how unfortunate it was that an excellent fighter like him couldn't sell tickets.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:27 PM   #34
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Bballchump. so, do you admit that call out Floyd did to Kostya was pretty meaningless at least. When it was pretty clear fight would not happen..

And beating Hatton does not mean Floyd or his fans have any fukin rights to downplay Kostya's career or have their usual scornfully laught who would have win..
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:30 PM   #35
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"Cut that out."

The first sentence of this thread does not surprise me. Sorry chump, but were you trying to fool everyone with the thread title by making it sound like you're bashing Floyd?
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:33 PM   #36
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Floyd would have fought basically the same zoo who lost to Hatton. Great fight? Nah.
Still a great fight.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:37 PM   #37
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No. Mosley called out Floyd on ESPN in June 2007.

But "Chicken" Floyd saw that Mosley was still good in his previous fight with Luis Collazo, so he decided to fight the smaller, reach-challenged Ricky Hatton instead.

According to HBO, Floyd has 26" arms, the same as Wladimir Klitschko's. Hatton has 20" arms.
Joe, you do not remember FLoyd calling out SSM and SSM when asked came up with the famous "toothache" excuse.

Yes, SSM wanted to fight PBF when the tables were turned (PBF was the big star and now a huge money maker) of course SSM wanted to fight him. He picks Hatton instead (who people claim he ducked) to make an even bigger fight (Hatton had/has a huge following then/now).

So then he turns around and fight SSM and everyone complains, now he fights Cotto and everyone complains . . . its a ****ing joke
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:38 PM   #38
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money wouldve schooled him....shit zab wack ass was even schooling him until his typical getting KOed routine
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The Ring (or one of these magazines) even had an article after that detailing how unfortunate it was that an excellent fighter like him couldn't sell tickets.
His whole career was full of action packed fights. He was one of the most fan friendly fighters ever at light welter. I would say even over all.

I was always amazed how brutal those fights turned out be many times Kostya was involved considering how much skill he had. yet he made them such a wars even he damn sure had skills to beat them rather easily with out slugging it out.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:41 PM   #40
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money wouldve schooled him....shit zab wack ass was even schooling him until his typical getting KOed routine
Zab was schooling floyd ass for 4 rounds as well. Even dropped Floyd

Kostya got that timing on his punches in second round and made quick work of that fool.

dumb ass.
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:07 PM   #41
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Excellent post
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Bballchump. so, do you admit that call out Floyd did to Kostya was pretty meaningless at least. When it was pretty clear fight would not happen..

And beating Hatton does not mean Floyd or his fans have any fukin rights to downplay Kostya's career or have their usual scornfully laught who would have win..
it shows Floyd (both really) wanted the fight, but couldn't be made regardless. It's like Ortiz saying he wants Pacquiao
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His whole career was full of action packed fights. He was one of the most fan friendly fighters ever at light welter. I would say even over all.

I was always amazed how brutal those fights turned out be many times Kostya was involved considering how much skill he had. yet he made them such a wars even he damn sure had skills to beat them rather easily with out slugging it out.
Zu was a very good fighter and an ATG at 140, but he wasn't on PBF level . . . it would have been a great fight but it just shows how things work in the boxing industry
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:35 PM   #43
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His whole career was full of action packed fights. He was one of the most fan friendly fighters ever at light welter. I would say even over all.

I was always amazed how brutal those fights turned out be many times Kostya was involved considering how much skill he had. yet he made them such a wars even he damn sure had skills to beat them rather easily with out slugging it out.
Zoo got punked by c and b level fighters. Gtfo
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:04 PM   #44
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I think I cleared the record on this
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:05 PM   #45
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Tszyu was inactive and old when Mayweather went up to 140.
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