Here's one I heard recently: According to Gerry Cooney's management, they offered WBA Champ Mike Weaver a guaranteed 5 Million+ to fight Gerry Cooney. They would pay #1 Contender James 'Quick' Tillis a step aside fee (which Tillis apparently agreed to) to have Weaver fight Cooney instead. Weaver inexplicably fought Tillis instead for $250,000 and Cooney's management then sought Larry Holmes. Cooney loses to Holmes and Weaver eventually loses to Michael Dokes. Bye bye 5+ Million to lose to Dokes instead for relative peanuts. The Cooney fight was also (looking back) a winnable fight for Weaver. Smack my damn head.