Originally posted by sacniner:
Originally posted by silkyjohnson:
I know. I'm just negating his claim that Floyd didn't wanna fight Mosley in his prime.
Floyd picks his fights carefully now. When he was coming up, he wasn't as careful. I don't care what words came out of his mouth when he called him out. Bottom line is the fight didn't happen. Unless you are a blind Floyd supporter, you cannot argue he basically ducks fights by being extremely careful who he fights.
I've followed boxing closely and I think it's bad timing and money more than anything. If we go back 5 years, he wanted to fight everybody. He wanted to get at Tzyui, Hatton, Cotto, Mosley, DLH. All those guys didn't wanna get in the ring with him. Well, Hatton ruined the Tzyui fight Floyd had planned out. And Hatton and Cotto were a bit green at the time. Everybody wanted to see him fight Zab, and he made that fight. But before that fight Zab went and lost to Baldomir. After Zab he wanted to get at all those guys I mentioned. Hatton and Cotto were too green. Mosley ducked him, said he wanted to take some time off. He wanted badly to get at DLH, but DLH held him off for like a year before it finally went down. In the meantime, while he waited for DLH, he set up a fight with jr. middleweight Cory Spinks but it broke down, so he took on Baldomir, the guy that beat Zab. At the time, you can't say that was that bad of a choice, since Baldomir did beat the top welter at the time. Besides Mosley and Zab, the welterweight division wasn't really anything to write about back then.
Then he finally gets his break with DLH, and he cashes in BIG!!! Where does he go from there? There wasn't really a big money fight left except for Hatton, that undefeated guy with all of Britain behind him. Can't blame him for taking a money fight.
So he decides to take a break from the sport he's been doing since age 16, comes back, takes a tune-up
fight with Marquez, and now he wants to fight Pac and Mosley. Ok, who exactly has he ducked?
All these fighters people talk about him ducking were either nobodies at the time, or they didn't want a piece of him.
I'll give you Paul Williams, but EVERYBODY in the welterweight division has ducked Paul Williams. Margarito was just a pawn to try and derail the DLH fight. Remember, Arum and Oscar weren't exactly friends back then. Only way for Mayweather to fight Oscar was for him to drop Top Rank, and he did.