> Hey Deb:
> >THE FIGHTERS THAT OSCAR DE LA HOYA AVOIDED - CASE 1 KOSTYA TSZYU !
> Why do you think DLH "avoided/is avoiding" Tszyu?
I don't think that Oscar is avoiding him because he is scared of being beaten
rather he does not represent a big payday such as all the others do.
Because he isn't
> scheduling a fight with him while he's still 140 Lbs?
Well, yes, because Oscar's time at 140 lbs is now very limited and it would
be a shame if it did not happen. IMHO, Oscar is already too big and would
weigh much more on fight night that any other Jnr Welter - and it is for this
reason alone that I think he will defeat MAGO.
As has been stated over
> and over on every DLH-Tszyu thread, at this point there is no need for Oscar to
> fight Tszyu - probably would do Zoo more good to fight DLH.
Depends on how you define need. Does he really NEED the extra millions that
he will get to fight the others ? Of course not. If he wants to be remembered
as a great fighter, as one that took on all comers that challenged him (like
Chavez, SR Robinson and so on) then he must face Kostya because Kostya is the
last remaining Jnr Welter that has a legit chance of beating him before he
moves on and up (permanently) to the higher weights.
Zoo doesn't have a
> "big" name and is not well known by the majority of boxing fans. I guess good
> boxing management "avoids" a lot of fighters when planning a course of action
> toward superstardom. Happens all the time. Us boxing fans rarely get to see
> the fights WE want to see. Frankly, I'd just like to see Zoo - period! Wish
> he'd get some TV time in the U.S.
I don't disagree with any of this Mel. Have you read the articles on the
*** Boxing Zone by er, Spit Bucket (urgh) ? This attitude of just going for
the bucks and depriving the fans of fights that should happen and the
alphabet organizations is just killing boxing. There is a catch 22 here.
Kostya can't get a fight against the likes of Oscar because he is not a big
name. You get to be a big name by fighting the likes of Oscar. The only way
out is to creep up the ladder, fight guys like Fuentes, Mayweather, Pineda
Rodriguez and so on. Then the lines come out "Ah, these guys are chumps".
OK, so if they are, let's get it on with Oscar. Sorry, can't do - not enough
$$$ in it for us. Very frustrating.
Oscar and Kostya are very special fighters with much in common. Superb
amateur careers, clean cut well spoken young men with no disrespect in them
and undefeated as pros. They represent all that that is good in boxing and it
will be our sport, Mel, that will be the loser if they do not meet. Given
enough of these 'losses' the fans just drift away.
With warm wishes for you in 1997