Originally Posted by Earl Hickey
Without these tournaments, FRAUDS can get away with being FRAUDS, and talented young prospects can be frozen out.
If it were not for the Super 6, Kessler would probably still be considered the best in the division, Andre Ward would be an unknown etc.
Think about the recent Cotto v Trout fight, the only reason that happened is because everyone thought Trout was rubbish, and he schooled the boy!
These tournaments are great for boxing, all who take part deserve praise because it seperates the men from the boys, Men go in tournaments, boys cherry pick!
You are spot on. The Super 6 is really an attempt to go back to one title per weight class where there is no bail out and the best have to fight the best.Bute sat it out hoping the best SMM fighters would destroy eachother and he could take advantage of it and fight the left over wrecks. It did not work out that way and despite not signing up for Super 6 he was exposed by it.
The LWW division could have done with a Super 6 in fact it could do with one now. I don't like the way Lucas Matthysse is being messed around and if there was a Super 6 in the LWW division it could not happen.These type of tournaments do the frauds no favors and provide no hiding places and are potential career wreckers for them.