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Bob Arum on Monday confirmed that a last-minute deal has been reached for a Jan. 24 fight between welterweight champion Antonio Margarito of Mexico and "Sugar" Shane Mosley of Pomona, Calif.

It will take place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

The accord came just days after the fight appeared dead in the water. Margarito was not happy with a 50-50 split of the purse and had rejected the fight.

But HBO stepped back up to the plate.

"They agreed to make an additional payment to Margarito through us on the basis that he is the champion and that solidified the deal," said Arum, who promotes Margarito under his Top Rank Inc. banner.

Arum said that Mosley and Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, have signed off on the deal. Arum said Margarito and his management team also have given their approval. Margarito hasn't actually signed the contract, but Arum said that would come "whenever we get everything ready. But it's done."

Arum said that this is going to be a good way to start off 2009, which, until this, had little in the way of big fights scheduled for the first quarter of the new year.

"It's good, competitive fight and that always helps boxing," Arum said. "And people don't have to go to their pocketbooks because it is not a pay-per-view fight." Source

Now that Antonio Margarito is out of the picture, Golden Boy Promotions is already looking at another scenario by making a potential fight between Shane Mosley and undefeated WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto.

The pre-fight hype has begun with Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer casting the first stone when he told Los Angeles scribe Lance Pugmire that “Mosley will teach Berto not to disrespect his elders.”

BoxingScene.com spoke with Berto’s promoter Lou DiBella, who is open to negotiating a deal for his fighter to take on Mosley. The date of January 24 is already reserved on HBO [where Margarito-Mosley was going to land].

For a potential fight to move forward on the January date, DiBella says the two sides would have to reach an agreement quickly.

A sticking point is Berto’s mandatory obligation to defend his title against Luis Collazo. DiBella and Collazo’s promoter, Don King, have agreed to a deal in principle for the fight to take place in early 2009.

Reaffirming his position, DiBella tells BoxingScene that a deal with Golden Boy would have to be reached soon, and it just might. Both DiBella and Schaefer are in Las Vegas for this weekend’s Ricky Hatton-Paulie Malignaggi event at the MGM Grand.

“Berto doesn’t disrespect any elders. He doesn’t disrespect anyone. Richard should realize that the elders is what’s wrong with boxing right now. I’m in Vegas right now. Richard is in Vegas right now. The one thing I’ll say is that we are nobody’s opponent. If they want to make the fight, that’s fine. If they want to market the fight as the elder statesman vs. the young champion, that’s fine. But we are not some opponent,” DiBella said.

The two sides discussed the possibility of a fight a few weeks ago. Mosley was more interested in facing Margarito. DiBella tells BoxingScene that he warned Schaefer that Margarito was going to turn the deal down.

“When me and Richard sit down, we always make a deal. We can make a deal in short order, but we are not doing anything that’s unfair. We are not against Mosley making more of the money, it just has to be fair. We also have a mandatory with Collazo and I have an agreement in principle with King and I would have to speak with him. If it makes sense to Don, maybe it can be worked out where Collazo fights the winner. If we were to change course, it would have done fairly soon,” DiBella said.

“There were signs about Margarito turning it down for weeks. Everyone knew. It’s a pretty good sign when a guy is unreachable for a few weeks that he is not accepting a deal. We are willing to make a deal, but the deal has to be right.”
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Multiple sources have informed Maxboxing.com that negotiations between the camps of Shane Mosley and Andre Berto reached an impasse over the weekend and a deal for them to face each other on January 24th was never agreed to.

Berto, the current WBC welterweight titlist, was the fall back plan for Golden Boy Promotions and HBO after Antonio Margarito originally passed on the fight. There were several issues that loomed large. Berto and his camp, led by promoter Lou DiBella and adviser Al Haymon, were looking for a million dollar payday for their fighter. And when they couldn't secure it, they decided it wasn't worth dropping their belt (as Luis Collazo is their mandatory challenger) to face Mosley at this point. Also, there was the insistence on Mosley and his side of having the fight take place in Las Vegas. Another important factor is that the disparity in money for Berto in facing Collazo, as opposed to Mosley, isn't all that great. And finally, Berto's braintrust, seeing what took place with Bernard Hopkins and Kelly Pavlik, had some reservations in throwing a young fighter in with a seasoned veteran.

As that fight unraveled, talks resumed for Margarito to face Mosley over the weekend. From what I'm told, there was plenty of progress made and there is a very strong possibility that this fight could be finalized shortly, with a press conference being planned for the weekend of Pacquiao-De La Hoya.

The fight would be scheduled for January 24th and most likely take place at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Source


According to Francisco Espinoza, co-manager of WBA welterweight champion Antonio Margarito, a deal has been reached for a title defense against Shane Mosley on January 24 in Las Vegas. There were ongoing negotiations for the last few weeks that broke down last Tuesday when Margarito, angry that Mosley wanted a 50-50 split, turned down the fight. Golden Boy Promotions tried to secure WBC champ Andre Berto for Molsey but there were numerous issues ranging from money to Berto losing his title for not making his mandatory obligation against Luis Collazo.

Espinoza told the usually reliable Notifight, that HBO, who put up a previous license fee of $4 million dollars, came to the table with a new offer late Friday night. Team Margarito went over the offer and approved it over the weekend. The previous license fee being put up by HBO was $4 million dollars. Espinoza did not disclose the financial terms of the new deal.

Espinoza told Notifight that Margarito accepted the deal and is making plans for his Los Angeles training camp. More details to come. Source
 

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Thats a laughable offer thats been made considering Goosen had 4m turned down. This makes me really wonder if SSM really wants the fight!

Margarito could make more with the top rank in house unification fight with Clottey. Pay the man what he deserves...
 

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Seems like a real solid offer to face a past their prime never really popular fighter on HBO WCB. I'll wait and see who he fights next, but if he doesn't fight Cotto, Clottey, or Williams, I'm gonna be pissed and he's going to look like a hypocrite, that is if he doesn't already.

I can see him either fighting Williams, Cotto, a stay busy bum, or not figting at all, it better be one of the first 2.
 

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Watch the Mayweather groupies claim he's ducked SSM. :D
 

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after reading that i don't think the elders are what's wrong with the sport. it's the money... all this money talk gets fights not made. this is where the ufc is coming up and boxing is going down. too much politics

if these wars gotta be made, the fighters gotta be paid. then on saturday night i don't get laid, cuz i stay up to 4 am and fade. anyway my lyrics are so bad, pelase guys i'm from the uk don't get mad.
 
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Yep. Mosley's only interested in big fights against the best now. And Margarito is the best Welterweight out there atm in the eyes of most people.
Well according to some SSM doesn't care about the money! All he cares about is making the biggest fights! Looks like that theory is out the window....
 

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after reading that i don't think the elders are what's wrong with the sport. it's the money... all this money talk gets fights not made. this is where the ufc is coming up and boxing is going down. too much politics

if these wars gotta be made, the fighters gotta be paid. then on saturday night i don't get laid, cuz i stay up to 4 am and fade. anyway my lyrics are so bad, pelase guys i'm from the uk don't get mad.
:laugh::laugh:
 

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after reading that i don't think the elders are what's wrong with the sport. it's the money... all this money talk gets fights not made. this is where the ufc is coming up and boxing is going down. too much politics

if these wars gotta be made, the fighters gotta be paid. then on saturday night i don't get laid, cuz i stay up to 4 am and fade. anyway my lyrics are so bad, pelase guys i'm from the uk don't get mad.
I quite like your lyrics man :) They are funny and B.I.G esque

Anyway I am really miffed this fight isn't happening because it's a great fight and style match-up K'm sure most of us would have loved :(
 

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I havent seen what offer was officially made to Margarito. I cannot see Margarito turning down a good offer. I think its more that the offer was too low for Margarito to consider. Tony Margarito is the #1 welterweight. He earned that position by beating Cotto. Pay the guy what he's worth and he'll fight anyone. Sure Shane would rather fight Berto for the same $$$$$ who wouldnt . No One WANTS to fight Tony Margarito
 
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I havent seen what offer was officially made to Margarito. I cannot see Margarito turning down a good offer. I think its more that the offer was too low for Margarito to consider. Tony Margarito is the #1 welterweight. He earned that position by beating Cotto. Pay the guy what he's worth and he'll fight anyone. Sure Shane would rather fight Berto for the same $$$$$ who wouldnt . No One WANTS to fight Tony Margarito
Williams offered him a guaranteed 4 million which he turned down....

This announcement makes me hopeful for the rematch I so badly yearn for...
 

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Thats a laughable offer thats been made considering Goosen had 4m turned down. This makes me really wonder if SSM really wants the fight!

Margarito could make more with the top rank in house unification fight with Clottey. Pay the man what he deserves...
This is the most ludicrous logic I have seen in quite a while. Margarito turned down $2 million this time. Looks like Margarito doesn't want to risk a loss. He's made it to the top, and he's playing it like 99% of everyone else who makes it their does. I think he wants to make crazy noise after DLH-Pacquiao. This is too funny.
I havent seen what offer was officially made to Margarito. I cannot see Margarito turning down a good offer. I think its more that the offer was too low for Margarito to consider. Tony Margarito is the #1 welterweight. He earned that position by beating Cotto. Pay the guy what he's worth and he'll fight anyone. Sure Shane would rather fight Berto for the same $$$$$ who wouldnt . No One WANTS to fight Tony Margarito
He turned down $2 million this time.

Hey Margarito fans, please start making posts that say things like, "He's the man, and he deserves more than that" and "I can't blame him for wanting more money." That will make my day.
 

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Margarito is playing safe now. Like SugarShane said he's playing it like 99% of guys who get to the top. He turned down $4m? The guy thinks hes the greatest when I can name about five people right now that I'm positive would beat him.

Winky Wright would take him to school, Wright can throw a thousand punches a match and Margarito would have troubles trying to break his defence. Floyd Mayweather would soundly win. Sugar Shane would win. Paul Williams wins a rematch and Joshua Clottey would win a rematch aswell IMO.

I even give Cotto a good shot in a rematch.
 

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Seems like a real solid offer to face a past their prime never really popular fighter on HBO WCB. I'll wait and see who he fights next, but if he doesn't fight Cotto, Clottey, or Williams, I'm gonna be pissed and he's going to look like a hypocrite, that is if he doesn't already.

I can see him either fighting Williams, Cotto, a stay busy bum, or not figting at all, it better be one of the first 2.
Damn right. Shane Mosley is a great name to have on your resume and if he you're the first to knock him out you can be a superstar. Let's see who he fights next.

Watch the Mayweather groupies claim he's ducked SSM. :D
:laugh: Covering your ass huh?

after reading that i don't think the elders are what's wrong with the sport. it's the money... all this money talk gets fights not made. this is where the ufc is coming up and boxing is going down. too much politics
I agree. Fighters shouldn't be allowed to choose their opponents unless it's a unification fight.

if these wars gotta be made, the fighters gotta be paid. then on saturday night i don't get laid, cuz i stay up to 4 am and fade. anyway my lyrics are so bad, pelase guys i'm from the uk don't get mad.
LMAO that's the illest lyrics I ever read son! I mean the whackest!

Hey Margarito fans, please start making posts that say things like, "He's the man, and he deserves more than that" and "I can't blame him for wanting more money." That will make my day.
Haha or "He fights whoever brings the most money. Nothing wrong with that"
 

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Williams offered him a guaranteed 4 million which he turned down....

This announcement makes me hopeful for the rematch I so badly yearn for...
Williams and Goosen were the guys who turned down the Margarito rematch after the first fight, Margarito and Top Rank wanted that fight to set the record straight and Williams opted out instead to face Quintana. I find it laughable that anyone (anyone who knows Top Rank were at war with Goosen and Hayman) would take a $4m offer that was obviously just to make Williams look good serious.....Williams had his chance to fight Margarito and blew it big time.

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After reading some of the recent comments made by Oscar De La Hoya, WBA welterweight champion Antonio Margarito, and co-manager Sergio Diaz, contacted BoxingScene.com and were more than happy to counter. During a recent ESPN Radio interview, De La Hoya would state his case on why he was refusing to accept Margarito's challenge. According to De La Hoya, Margarito has "unfinished business" that he needs to clear up with Paul Williams, the current WBO welterweight champion. De La Hoya feels that Williams is being disrespected when Margarito is labeled as "the best welterweight" in the sport.

"First of all, Antonio Margarito had a great win against Miguel Cotto. That's wonderful for him. I wish him all the best and I've always prided myself on fighting everybody. Fighting the best from Bernard Hopkins to Floyd Mayweather. I just feel personally that Antonio Margarito has some unfinished business to take care of against Paul Williams. I just felt it's disrespectful to Paul Williams to call Antonio Margarito the best welterweight out there. We can not forget about Paul Williams. That's just the way I feel," De La Hoya said.

Initially, during Cotto-Margarito fight week, De La Hoya told a crowd of reporters that he would fight the winner of Cotto-Margarito, and even went as far as to call it "a great way to end my career." At the same time while negotiating with Top Rank for a fight with WBC lightweight champion Manny Pacquiao, he informed Margarito's promoter, Bob Arum, that he would not consider a Margarito fight because it would anger the Mexican fans if he faced another Mexican fighter in the final bout of his career.

Earlier in the week, negotiations broke down for a fight with Pacquiao, and De La Hoya contradicted his own statements by quickly turning his attention to WBC junior middleweight champion Sergio Mora, a Mexican-American fighter. Negotiations are still ongoing with Pacquiao, but the size and weight disparity has attracted the wrath of the fans, the media and numerous notable figures in the industry.

Diaz tells BoxingScene that De La Hoya is trying to create a new excuse to avoid Margarito by using Williams. After Williams lifted the WBO title from Margarito last July, Diaz sent a petition letter to the WBO to place Margarito as the mandatory challenger, trying to position his fighter for an immediate rematch (letter provided to BoxingScene). The rematch never came off. Diaz states that Williams and his promoter, Dan Goossen, were not interested in an immediate rematch and instead opted for an optional defense.

"Regarding Paul Williams - this is Oscar's new way of trying to deviate pressure regarding a Margarito bout. After the Margarito/Williams' bout, Antonio asked that we send the WBO a letter asking to be named as the mandatory challenger which would result in an immediate rematch. This letter was sent to the WBO and put in the agenda during the WBO convention," Diaz said. "During this time, with the lobbying and persistant outcry of Mr. Goossen, the WBO decided that Margarito would become Williams' mandatory, but Williams would be allowed to make an optional defense."

"Top Rank put the Williams' defeat behind them, moved forward and fought Margarito in November while Williams rested and waited for his next date (February 08). Margarito fought and defeated [Golden] Johnson, while Williams waited. Williams finally got his date, but no opponent. After weeks of waiting Williams finally had his opponent. During this time, again Top Rank looking for the interest of their fighter they decided to move forward with Antonio and look for other options instead of waiting. Williams was Top Rank's number-one option since Margarito was his mandatory, but fights with [Kermit] Cintron, [Zab] Judah, as well as Cotto were being tossed around."

"Judah turned the fight down, Cotto was a strong possibility, but Cintron made the most sense for Top Rank. You put this bout and the Cotto bout together, then you match the winners - which is what eventually happened. But putting the Cintron bout together was not as easy as everyone thought. That bout was not given a green light until a week after the Williams loss to [Carlos] Quintana. Goossen was pressuring the WBO and the WBO was pressuring us to make a decision as to which way we would go. The Cintron bout was given the green light and obviously that was route we were taking since it included a Cotto fight if Antonio came out victorious."

A few weeks ago, Williams held a media lunch in California and called for a Margarito rematch. In the opinion of Diaz, since Williams was not interested in a rematch with Margarito (until he beat Cotto), he can wait in line while Margarito makes his play. And as far as De La Hoya goes, Diaz says it's the fans of the sport who are being disrespected with Oscar's pursuit of a Pacquiao fight.

"Oscar says Antonio is being disrespectful to Williams? Oscar is being disrespectful not only to Antonio, but to everyone who pays his salary, the fans! Antonio went after Williams - Williams and his promoter decided to avoid another fight with Antonio and instead fight Carlos Quintana. Antonio reigned as a world champion for five years, with eight-defenses. Paul reigned for six months and lost his title in his first defense and Oscar says Antonio is being disrespectful to Williams? Tony became a two-time world champion when he defeated Cintron. Vacated his belt to fight Cotto, defeated Cotto who at the time was considered by everyone to be the best welterweight in the world and became a three-time world champion and Oscar says Antonio is being disrespectful to Williams?"

"Mr. Goossen flies Williams to LA, invites media to lunch and begins to call out Antonio because Paul just beat the fighter who gave him a beating back in February. If anything, Mr. Goossen and Paul should be thanking Top Rank and Antonio for taking the Cintron bout. It left the door open to rematch Quintana. They weren't saying we were making the wrong decision back in February. There weren't calling Antonio out after he defeated Cintron. They had their own agenda and it did not include Antonio. Now that Antonio beat Cotto and Paul regained the title he should of never lost to begin with, Mr. Goossen and Paul are making their demands. Paul needs to pressure his promoter to keep him busy. What Oscar needs to do is sit down and think about who is disrespecting who."

Margarito would tell BoxingScene that his desire to fight De La Hoya began several years ago when he was Oscar's sparring partner. He claims De La Hoya looked him right in the face on more than one occasion and promised him a fight in the future - if Margarito won a title. After Margarito won the WBO title, a fight with Oscar never came.

"Oscar needs to stop disrespecting the boxing fans. The fans are demanding this fight to take place. The fans are the ones who have made him who he is. It is time that Oscar gives them something in return. I have known Oscar for years, I was his sparring partner, I helped him prepare for fights. During that time I would ask Oscar if he would ever give me the opportunity to fight him. He said yes, but only if and when I won a title. Well I won a title. I saw him at a press conference and again I asked him when he would give me an opportunity, he then smiled at me and told the media that I was a possibility, but a couple of days later he said he could make more money fighting someone else. He said no one knew who I was and there was no demand for that fight," Margarito said.

Margarito says that he supported De La Hoya, a fellow Mexican, for years. He was angered and personally offended, as a Mexican, when De La Hoya told the Puerto Rican press that Cotto would beat him. He also feels that his fight with Cotto overshadowed anything De La Hoya was trying to do for his December bout, which forced De La Hoya to throw his name in the hat by calling out the winner.

"The Cotto/Margarito bout is announced, this fight attracts such intense media coverage that Oscar is forgotten. Of course this does not sit well and Oscar announces that he wants his final bout to be a big fight and that he would fight the winner between Margarito/Cotto,“ Margarito said.

“I did not think anything of this, I had a job to do, and that was to continue to focus on Cotto. Day to day, week to week, Oscar continues to say he wants the winner, but now includes that he expects Cotto to win. I even asked Sergio if this was true? As a Mexican, I always supported Oscar. It bothered me that Oscar made this comment to the Puerto Rican media. Sergio jokingly said he had no choice but to say this because his wife was standing beside him.”

“About a week later, his trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. made the same comment, ‘Oscar wants the winner between Cotto/Margarito, but we all know that Cotto will defeat Margarito. He's too fast, too intelligent, a boxer always beats a brawler.’ Floyd, what do you have to say now? I guess Oscar felt he was being overshadowed so he came out saying ‘I'll fight anyone, Pacquiao, Cotto, Margarito.’ Anyone! I'm thinking, wow, I'm glad Oscar is saying this.”

After Margarito won his bout against Cotto, he never heard another word from De La Hoya, his trainer Floyd Sr., or Golden Boy Promotions. Margarito doesn’t think that De La Hoya cares at all what the Mexican people think, and showed it when he picked Cotto to beat him, comments that were run in the Mexican press and angered many Mexican boxing fans because De La Hoya sided with a Puerto Rican fighter.

“I fight and defeat Cotto on July 26. Where is Oscar? Where is his trainer? What happened with, ‘I want to fight the winner between Cotto/Margarito.’ What happened with ‘I'll fight anyone.’ Now I hear nothing but excuses. He needs to stop deceiving the people. He can not continue being dishonest to the fans.,“ Margarito said.

“Excuse and lie number one - ‘I can't fight Antonio because the Mexican people will not like me.’ That one was funny, a couple of months ago it did not bother you to publicly announce that Cotto would beat me. That statement was printed around the world, including Mexico. You didn't seem to worry about how the Mexican people would react when you made it. This goes to show that it does not matter what the Mexican people think of you. Being a resident of Puerto Rico, you showed your best interest and alliance to Puerto Rico. I don't blame you, but this first excuse is unacceptable.”

“Excuse number two - You mentioned that you would fight the winner between Cotto/Margarito, but you never thought Margarito would win, no one thought Margarito would win. This one is still open-ended. What does this mean? You didn't mean to fight me, because you saw what I did to Cotto? If Cotto would have been in the same fight, but come out victorious - you would have fought him since he was in such a tough fight? If I would of been knocked down a couple of times, cut, and injured - then maybe? What is it Oscar? You didn't see anything you liked, Cotto not coming out with a victory, Cotto receiving a beating, or me being victorious in such a manner that it didn’t convince you and whomever else that you could beat me? I am confused with this excuse?"

“Excuse number three - I'm disrespecting Paul Williams. I said what I had to say about Paul. I did my job to get that fight. They chose to take another fight - now they have to wait.”

De La Hoya has said more than once that his former trainer Freddie Roach is the catalyst for the urge to fight Pacquiao, who would have to move up by two weight-divisions to meet him at the welterweight limit of 147-pounds. Roach , who trains Pacquiao, told media members that Oscar was no longer able to “pull the trigger” and picked Pacquiao to win by knockout. As far the comments by Roach, Margarito agrees that De La Hoya is no longer able to “pull the trigger.”

“Now I know why Freddie said Oscar can't pull the trigger. He really can't pull the trigger. Now he's getting brave with a 135- pound fighter and is trying to convince everyone that is a tough fight. He's getting brave with a great fighter, but a fighter who fights at 135-pounds. He wants to show the world that he can pull the trigger against a 135-pounder! What a man! What a hero! What a businessman! Go ahead Oscar, show the world you can still pull that trigger,” Margarito said.

“Just remember Oscar, I've done everything you've asked for, won titles, been on the big stage, filled seats, sold pay per views, beaten Cotto. What else is there to do? What is your next excuse?”

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This is the most ludicrous logic I have seen in quite a while. Margarito turned down $2 million this time. Looks like Margarito doesn't want to risk a loss. He's made it to the top, and he's playing it like 99% of everyone else who makes it their does. I think he wants to make crazy noise after DLH-Pacquiao. This is too funny.

He turned down $2 million this time.
Correct, $2m. What would you be saying if Mosley offered Mayweather $2m?

Its a bum offer, no two ways about it....:laugh:

I doubt Mosley wants this fight now with Berto on the horizon....Thats actualy a fight he could win.
 

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This is the most ludicrous logic I have seen in quite a while. Margarito turned down $2 million this time. Looks like Margarito doesn't want to risk a loss. He's made it to the top, and he's playing it like 99% of everyone else who makes it their does. I think he wants to make crazy noise after DLH-Pacquiao. This is too funny.

He turned down $2 million this time.

Hey Margarito fans, please start making posts that say things like, "He's the man, and he deserves more than that" and "I can't blame him for wanting more money." That will make my day.
Well, how ludicrous is it? It's the same logic you employed since i met you to defend money, so i ask again, how ludicrous is it?

Margarito just wants to get paid. He fought more contenders coming up than Floyd did, that's the difference. It's not like Margarito turned down 8 million, is it? He turned down 2 million to fight a guy, that got beat, by the guy he just knocked out. As for Pwill, he offered him 4 him million, but AM didn't take it. Fighters have their reasons, i guess.


Anyways, the last the thing the Mayweather supporters should do is spit fire on a situation like this, because you would think that they would be more empathetic to the situation than anyone. If a mayweather supporter points this out as a situation of ducking or holding out for more money and tries to downplay margarito for it, then you are just stabbing your own arguments in the heart for floyd mayweather. If this move makes Margarito a ducker, a bitch, a greedy bastard or any of the above to a mayweather fan, then that makes mayweather the biggest piece of trash this side of the mississippi, because what he did is much much much worse than what AM did. I seriously doubt that if HBO ponied up 8 million for AM to fight Shane that he would say no.

The man has struggled long enough, he wants to get paid. That said, AM is running the risk of becoming irrelevant. He needs to fight and fight soon.

One thing can also be said about this guys, at least margarito fights in a crowd pleasing style still. Mayweather never will.
 

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Well, how ludicrous is it? It's the same logic you employed since i met you to defend money, so i ask again, how ludicrous is it?

Margarito just wants to get paid. He fought more contenders coming up than Floyd did, that's the difference. It's not like Margarito turned down 8 million, is it? He turned down 2 million to fight a guy, that got beat, by the guy he just knocked out. As for Pwill, he offered him 4 him million, but AM didn't take it. Fighters have their reasons, i guess.


Anyways, the last the thing the Mayweather supporters should do is spit fire on a situation like this, because you would think that they would be more empathetic to the situation than anyone. If a mayweather supporter points this out as a situation of ducking or holding out for more money and tries to downplay margarito for it, then you are just stabbing your own arguments in the heart for floyd mayweather. If this move makes Margarito a ducker, a bitch, a greedy bastard or any of the above to a mayweather fan, then that makes mayweather the biggest piece of trash this side of the mississippi, because what he did is much much much worse than what AM did. I seriously doubt that if HBO ponied up 8 million for AM to fight Shane that he would say no.

The man has struggled long enough, he wants to get paid. That said, AM is running the risk of becoming irrelevant. He needs to fight and fight soon.

One thing can also be said about this guys, at least margarito fights in a crowd pleasing style still. Mayweather never will.
Come on Banky, we know how these floyd groupies like to try and use anything they can against Tony just cause he proved there boy a coward. :D
 

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Anyways, the last the thing the Mayweather supporters should do is spit fire on a situation like this, because you would think that they would be more empathetic to the situation than anyone. If a mayweather supporter points this out as a situation of ducking or holding out for more money and tries to downplay margarito for it, then you are just stabbing your own arguments in the heart for floyd mayweather.
Both guys didn't duck anyone. That's what I've been saying from the beginning. Margarito fans are the one that called Floyd a duck because he turned down offers he didn't like and said Margarito doesn't care about money he'll fight anyone. Well now we can all appreciate the irony of the situation.
 

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Both guys didn't duck anyone. That's what I've been saying from the beginning. Margarito fans are the one that called Floyd a duck because he turned down offers he didn't like and said Margarito doesn't care about money he'll fight anyone. Well now we can all appreciate the irony of the situation.

Theres a differenc between making a bum offer and doubling someone's career high purse (which he buys his contract out to avoid and chasses Corey Stinx). :laugh:
 
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