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This seems like the best senrio for the both of them.
 

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This seems like the best senrio for the both of them.
is this a fact? because this fight will be not so interesting. i can't really see winky doing anything to win a ud. i don't think he can ko pavlik. pavlik will pick his punches. when he fights it's like he sees things in slow motion and goes for spots. i can see his thinking in where to punch.
 

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is this a fact? because this fight will be not so interesting. i can't really see winky doing anything to win a ud. i don't think he can ko pavlik. pavlik will pick his punches. when he fights it's like he sees things in slow motion and goes for spots. i can see his thinking in where to punch.
Hah I was just about to post pretty much exactly the same thing. I cant see Winky putting up much of a fight at this point. Also I think I mentioned this in another thread but he really needs a warm up fight or two before he thinks about fighting Pavlik or it will be real ugly.
 

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I'd love to see Kelly demolish a defensive wizard like Winky, but I don't see this fight happening unless all other options at 160(which there aren't many) fall through. Wright will want the purse to be split 50-50 and he's not a guy that puts fans in the seats or sells pay-per-views. If this fight were to happen, though, one thing is for sure...Pavlik wouldn't be backing up into the corners like Jermain Taylor did against Wright.
 

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By Dave Sholler

Just when it looked like there was a glimmer of hope that Winky Wright could land a bout with Oscar De La Hoya, the window of opportunity abruptly closed.

As first reported on MaxBoxing.com and BoxingScene.com, representatives from Golden Boy Promotions and Team Wright had informal discussions last week regarding a fall bout between De La Hoya and Wright to be contested at 154-pounds. While no financial terms were agreed upon nor discussed, a source close to the situation labeled the fight “a strong possibility.”

Nearly a week later, Winky Wright (51-4, 25 KOs) is left staring at the drawing board again. After learning De La Hoya’s intentions to fight Miguel Cotto should the Puerto Rican star get by Antonio Margarito on July 26, Wright found himself out in the cold. The 36-year-old southpaw, inactive since a July 2007 loss to Bernard Hopkins, has had little success in finding an opponent and members of the Wright camp are understandably growing restless.

“That’s putting it kindly,” Wright’s senior advisor Damian Ramirez said in an email response asking whether Team Wright was frustrated by the setbacks.

It remains to be seen what lies ahead for Wright. There is some interest in fighting Arthur Abraham should he get by Edison Miranda this weekend, but financial constraints could play a factor. With his first two choices off the market – Floyd Mayweather retired, De La Hoya has turned to Cotto – Wright will undoubtedly step up his efforts to land a bout with Kelly Pavlik. While securing a bout with the middleweight champion would be difficult, Wright would arguably be Pavlik’s toughest test to date. A slick, defensive-oriented counterpuncher, Wright could pose great problems for the Youngstown, OH native.
Should Wright choose to fight at 154-pounds, there are some possibilities. The Dan Birmingham-trained fighter could press for a bout with newly-crowned champion Sergio Mora. Mora’s contractual rematch obligation to Vernon Forrest – one of Wright’s best friends – could serve as the biggest roadblock. Rising super welterweight contender James Kirkland (22-0, 19 KOs), also rumored to be a potential foe for Wright, probably lacks the drawing power to draw Winky’s interest, but remains a distant option.
 

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It's time for Winky to face the music. He's not marketable and he's not going to get a huge name which would in turn bring a huge payday. I'm all about holding true to your values and not compromising, but a fighter who's not exciting, doesn't hold a title, and doesn't have much of a fanbase can't be making demands. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the guy for his skills. It's his thought processes that I can do without.
 

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Oh Dave Sholler, you stupid old man.
:laugh::laugh::laugh:

It's time for Winky to face the music. He's not marketable and he's not going to get a huge name which would in turn bring a huge payday. I'm all about holding true to your values and not compromising, but a fighter who's not exciting, doesn't hold a title, and doesn't have much of a fanbase can't be making demands. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the guy for his skills. It's his thought processes that I can do without.
I agree 1000%:thumbsup:
 

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It's time for Winky to face the music. He's not marketable and he's not going to get a huge name which would in turn bring a huge payday. I'm all about holding true to your values and not compromising, but a fighter who's not exciting, doesn't hold a title, and doesn't have much of a fanbase can't be making demands. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the guy for his skills. It's his thought processes that I can do without.
^^^I agree. At this point Winky should be very happy if he gets the winner of Abraham/Miranda. I still think Kelly shouldn't give him the time of day yet until he fights someone...anyone. then I may change my opinion on a Pavlik/Wright showdown. I would love for Abraham to look great in his fight with Miranda which would set up Pavlik/Abraham perfect for Oct. I hope Kelly waits until after this weekend on making a decision though (which I think he will) just to see how all of this plays out.
 

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psh well i think winky is vveerryyy marketable , bud to admit when he was out like that he wuz my favortie boxer lol , so winky vs. palvik ide be glad to see!!!!!!!!

WIIINNNKKKYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 lol
 

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psh well i think winky is vveerryyy marketable , bud to admit when he was out like that he wuz my favortie boxer lol , so winky vs. palvik ide be glad to see!!!!!!!!

WIIINNNKKKYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 lol
WHAT YOU SAY???????????
 

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He said he thinks Winky is marketable, and that when he was out boxing frequently he was his favorite boxer. He then laughed out loud and said he'd like to see Pavlik-Wright.

Then he let out a tribal cry of WINKYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY and said one (means peace/i'm out) and laughed out loud again.
 

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He said he thinks Winky is marketable, and that when he was out boxing frequently he was his favorite boxer. He then laughed out loud and said he'd like to see Pavlik-Wright.

Then he let out a tribal cry of WINKYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY and said one (means peace/i'm out) and laughed out loud again.
Oh ok cause I couldnt read that sht
 

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psh well i think winky is vveerryyy marketable , bud to admit when he was out like that he wuz my favortie boxer lol , so winky vs. palvik ide be glad to see!!!!!!!!

WIIINNNKKKYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 lol
Now that your post has been translated for us, how do you figure Winky is "vveerryyy marketable?"
 

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He said he thinks Winky is marketable, and that when he was out boxing frequently he was his favorite boxer. He then laughed out loud and said he'd like to see Pavlik-Wright.

Then he let out a tribal cry of WINKYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY and said one (means peace/i'm out) and laughed out loud again.
lol you forgot to mention he was being greatly sarcastic:D
 

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