View Full Version : Lockett bottles out of fight


col Blake
03-22-2008, 08:19 PM
Gary Locket welsh stable mate of Joe Calzaghe has turned down a chance to fight for the IBF world Middleweight champ Arthur Abraham, seems Frank Warren pulling the strings and wants Locket to try for the WBO an organisation who he seems to have a lot of influence over, did locket turn down the fight because he fears Arthur Abraham or is it the fact if he ever gets the WBO Wank Warren can hand pick his opponents and keep him champ for 5 or 6 years without any real danger of him from loosing it, similar to his other WBO champs he has had.
How can a fighter desperate to get a world title turn down a offer of a shot at a legitimate title.

dmger14
03-22-2008, 08:39 PM
What? Lockett is slated to fight Pavlik on June 7.

col Blake
03-22-2008, 08:42 PM
What? Lockett is slated to fight Pavlik on June 7.
Lockett stated this after the rees fight last night, I believe he turned it down before he got the Pavlik fight.

NO FEAR
03-22-2008, 09:08 PM
So he turned down Abraham to fight Pavlik instead and you're saying that makes him a bad person? Lmfao.

He probably didn't wanna fight Abraham because he seen an Ottke fight.

RichCCFC
03-22-2008, 09:14 PM
What's wrong with that?

Clegg
03-22-2008, 10:00 PM
Fighting Pavlik=more money, better chance of a fair decision from the judges, more exposure etc.

THe TRiNiTY
03-22-2008, 10:45 PM
And what exactly is wrong with this? All the reasons to take this fight.

col Blake
03-23-2008, 08:16 AM
It seems Lockett turned it down well before he was given a shot at Pavlik.
Even a defeat in Germany wouldn't dent his carear than much, he isn't that good anyway, but I will be rooting for him when he fights I just like Wank Warren and his love affair with the WBO.

ATFsven
03-26-2008, 09:17 AM
the money they offered was worse than he was getting to fight a ten rounder on the reese undercard.

Why fight a monster for free and lose the WBO number one ranking??
when he would get ten times the amount if he just waited out and got his mandatory for Pavlik... which he did.

ATFsven
03-26-2008, 09:19 AM
i would rather get $200,000 and get put in hospital than put in hospital anyway and get paid $10,000

col Blake
03-26-2008, 11:57 AM
Of course it hasnít got anything to do with the fact if he wins the WBO title he is guaranteed a deal to fight bums for the next 10 fights from Wank Warren.

ATFsven
03-26-2008, 12:13 PM
he wins the WBO title he can pretty much name his price for a Taylor fight and retire.

he aint getting past the first solid right hand in my opinion.. not knocking the little fella its just how it is.

`STEELHEAD
04-05-2008, 03:53 AM
Fighting Pavlik=more money, better chance of a fair decision from the judges, more exposure etc.

yeah. he'll get beat by either and more statis loosing to kelly.