When tables Turn: GGG/Sergio Martinez Age Debacle

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  1. POTUS

    POTUS Boxing by the numbers Full Member

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    When Martinez wanted Martin Murray, Cotto instead of GGG. Now the tables have turned.

    Now the young middleweights are nipping at GGG's heels while when foot is out the door
     
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  2. GK BOX

    GK BOX Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yea but at least he fought Derevyenchenko at 37 years old
     
  3. LANCE99

    LANCE99 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Nipping on twitter maybe :lol:
     
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  4. james5000

    james5000 2010's poster of the decade booted Full Member

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    Who threw his belt in the bin to not fight Derevyanchenko and only found his nuts after Derevyanchenko was embarrassed by Danny Jacobs
     
  5. Eye of Timaeus

    Eye of Timaeus Member Full Member

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    Lol Danny was lucky in that fight too.
     
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  6. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

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    Canelo still aint found his nuts has he? He STILL isnt entertaining Derevyanchenko. Canelo is still not man enough to fight GGG in MSG is he? No he wants Uncle Bob & his Merry NSAC men, plus the Vegas 3 blind mice to ensure he gets the decision
     
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  7. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Is this todays containment thread?
     
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  8. CST80

    CST80 The Mercurial Mephistophelean Malcontent Staff Member

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    When the tables turn..... on POTUS, word of advice, start making worthwhile threads, or I'll start deleting them the moment you put them up. You've been on a **** posting rampage for the last week, shape up.
     
  9. The Funny Man 7

    The Funny Man 7 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Joe Calzaghe struggled to find marquee dance partners for years, but after he could draw 50,000 spectators to Cardiff Soccer stadiums, everyone wanted a slice. Including Carl Froch, a young, dangerous, little known slugger who would struggle to find marquee dance partners for year, but after he could draw 50,000 to Wembley Stadium, everyone wanted a slice.

    This is the way things go in boxing. Part of why nobody wanted GGG was that he wasn't a draw. If a guy can't draw enough fans to fill the local VFW hall, yet he's arguably the most talented fighter of his generation, that makes for a bad risk/reward equation.

    Eventually, no matter what, if you're good enough people will catch on and the dangerous but unknown guy becomes popular and more people will call him out. It's boxing economics.
     
  10. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Golovkin never threw his belt away, he was stripped because the IBF thought (probably rightly) that he was going to face Canelo instead of SD. I think everybody can agree Canelo was the tougher challenge.
     
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  11. james5000

    james5000 2010's poster of the decade booted Full Member

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    LOL he fought Vanessa instead not Canelo!!!
     
  12. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    This is the best post of the thread.

    The truth is that in PRIZE fighting, so long as there is a worthwhile prize, fighters will queue up to fight anybody.

    Avoided fighters are the guys that are perceived as high risk and low reward, which certainly applied to somebody like GGG, until he made his name. On the other hand, a game, but beatable fighter can get opportunities that a better guy cannot.

    There's a domestic analogy that is quite telling: Francois Botha was unquestionably inferior to Corrie Sanders when they ran their careers together, and yet Botha got all the shots against names Sanders was only dreaming about. Why? Because the one guy, while tough, was beatable, and the other guy had a good chance to take your head off.
     
  13. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You're a little confused, kid. Maybe look up the facts. He received an exemption for Vanes. The IBF had no problem for that.
     
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  14. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Active Member Full Member

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    you not rate Jacobs ??
     
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  15. acie2g

    acie2g Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Martinez is on record out his own mouth during the lead up to Cotto saying he wanted GGG if he won and that Cotto was just a deserved big payday after beating the best unknowns MW had to offer he just so happen to lose to Cotto.

    While I agree a few fighters did duck GGG. Yall need to stop trying to discredit guys who were true fighters and champs to prop up GGGs weak a$$ career.
     
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