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Old 11-02-2012, 03:06 PM #51
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Originally Posted by Mikhnienko View Post
Oosthuizen and his team initially turned down a 164lb catchweight fight saying that they wouldn't be able to make the weight so Golovkin said fvck it and agreed to 168.

Golovkin is everything good about boxing but is confronted with everything bad about it having carefully managed fighters unwilling to fight him because he's viewed as too much risk. Martinez, Chavez, Geale, Quillin, Sturm, N'jikam and a long list of contenders all unwilling.
Yeah, we expect boxers to be willing to fight anyone, anywhere, yet when someone is they just get dicked around and put into stupid fights like this.

The guy is a MW champion who can fight at 154, so they ask him to fight a prospect at 168, ridiculous.
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