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Old 07-18-2007, 10:16 PM   #16
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pacman and cotto.
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:49 PM   #17
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Kessler, hands down.
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:51 PM   #18
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He's not doing it for his legacy or anything like that though. It's all about money for him. If fighting a no name journeyman made him the same money as fighting someone like Winky, he wouldn't think twice about picking the journeyman.

Someone like Wlad would choose the better fighter, I think.
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:10 AM   #19
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If there's anybody it should be Pavlik. After Miranda he is going straight to Taylor . . . and despite the money offer not being good he accepted the fight because all he wanted is to prove himself. He said he'll fight Sturm and Abraham before he moves up and fight Calzaghe if he's still around.

Can there be any better than that?
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Old 07-19-2007, 07:53 AM   #20
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Mikkel Kessler
and what I've heard from Kelly Pavlik.

Guys like Pacquiao/Cotto are willing to face anyone but leave it too much in the hands of their promoters.
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:32 AM   #21
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Pavlik
Cotto
Margarito (even though he lost he always wanted anybody it appeared)
Diaconu
Doniare
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:35 AM   #22
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Evander Holyfield
Bernard Hopkins
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:14 PM   #23
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Casamayor
Kessler
Pacquiao
Juan Diaz (only problem is that DKP promotes him, but Diaz-Casamayor WILL happen once Diaz unifies)
Juan Manuel Marquez
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:24 PM   #24
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Casamayor
Kessler
Pacquiao
Juan Diaz (only problem is that DKP promotes him, but Diaz-Casamayor WILL happen once Diaz unifies)
Juan Manuel Marquez
Maybe JMM wants to but his promoters don't. JMM is notorious for choosing the incorrect opposition.
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:27 PM   #25
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Whenever I saw Tommy Hearns or heard him talk, there was this simmering ambition. Wanted to be a champion above all else. Wanted to avenge his losses above all else. Would take on anyone.

Today most fighters seem to have their business-smarts with them. Who's still old-school?

I'll give a shout for Pavlik. Took on hard-hitting Miranda and decided he was just going to have to back him up, and that's what he did. Immediately after? Taylor. Not one or two easy fights now that he's somewhat of 'name', nope, right at the champ. If he loses, he's back to square one, but then again, he's not thinking of loss. He's thinking of that big shiny belt.
Well after 30 easy fights and one hard fight(on paper) I don't think he needed two more easy fights.
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:30 PM   #26
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He's not doing it for his legacy or anything like that though. It's all about money for him. If fighting a no name journeyman made him the same money as fighting someone like Winky, he wouldn't think twice about picking the journeyman.

Someone like Wlad would choose the better fighter, I think.
This could be the worst post I ever read.
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:37 PM   #27
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Pavlik
Cotto
Margarito (even though he lost he always wanted anybody it appeared)
Diaconu
Doniare
The best name on his resume is Rico Hoye wow.
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:22 PM   #28
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This could be the worst post I ever read.
Probably because you're a ****ing moron.

The intial post says which fighters want to prove themselves. not including money or anything like that. Now, in Taylors post fight interview after the Spinks fight, he even admitted he would fight anyone who would offer the most money.

Regardless of who he is actually fighting, he is doing it for money, which is exactly what the riginal post said not to include.

If it's the Wlad part, he's the only heavyweight to make serious attempts to fight the best fighters and unify. He wanted Briggs and Maskaev. It's obvious he is the best heavyweight for wanting the best opposition. Sam Peter is the only other one up there.
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