Were fights this hard to make before Mayweather

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  1. Jay1990

    Jay1990 Active Member Full Member

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    It seems as if every big name fighter from Canelo, Joshua, Charlo (who's not really a big name but still) loves playing the Mayweather game of these long tedious ass contract negotiations, Who's the A side B Side crap, Waiting game, I only fight twice a year etc.... This canelo fiasco that's going on between Saunders, Jacobs and ggg is just ridiculous.
     
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  2. Gil Gonzalez

    Gil Gonzalez Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Cableaddict Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Gil must be young.

    It's always been bad, but back in the day, when there were less governing bodies and fighters made a LOT less money, things weren't nearly as ridiculous as they are today.
     
  4. pipe wrenched

    pipe wrenched ESB ELITE SQUAD Full Member

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    Very true...
    Though a couple that popped to mind (AND this is only iirc, cause I'm not much of a historian compared to a lot of cats) were maybe SRLeonard vs Hagler...
    Pryor vs Leonard ( ? )

    Surely there were some...but as you said, nothing like today...
     
  5. OvidsExile

    OvidsExile Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    No, not like this. It got gradually worse starting with Ray Leonard and his bull****. Then there was the bull**** that Bowe, Lewis, and Tyson played. Oscar De La Hoya, surprisingly little bull****. Then Floyd took the bull**** to astonishing new heights.
     
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    Pimp C Trapper of The Year Full Member

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    :facepalm:
    Another poster that exposes that he's new to the sport.
     
  7. Sugar 88

    Sugar 88 Fear and Cheating in Las Vegas Full Member

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    The 90s was full of fights that never happened.
     
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  8. Glassbrain

    Glassbrain Active Member Full Member

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    Lewis vs Holyfield took 3 years to make
     
  9. Cableaddict

    Cableaddict Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    For many of us, "back in the day" was the 60's and 70's.
     
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    OvidsExile Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    And Lewis vs Tyson took longer. Whitaker vs Chavez came late too, as I recall. Was one of them being a deva?
     
  11. Holler

    Holler Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Still waiting on Lewis vs Bowe...

    It's got worse. The fascination with the unbeaten '0' is one aggravating factor. The ever more complex and cuthroat broadcast landscape another.
     
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    blackbolt396 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Sugar Ray Leonard was the worst
     
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  13. Ukansodoff

    Ukansodoff Go on give DAZN a whirl, you might like it. Full Member

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    For as long as i can remember. So at least since April.
     
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  14. Gil Gonzalez

    Gil Gonzalez Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Well I was thinking of ....

    Foreman-Tyson never got made. Tyson-Lewis took forever to make.

    People waited years for Ray Leonard to fight Tommy Hearns while Angelo Dundee let the fight “marinate”. His word, not mine.

    Ali refused to rematch Foreman for years.

    Patterson avoided Liston for years.

    It took Jake LaMotta 88 fights to get a middleweight title fight.

    Louis never fought black contenders, and neither did Dempsey.

    There’s always been ducking and avoiding.
     
  15. cippi

    cippi Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    same sht differ day.
     

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