Originally Posted by dstew
Taken from today's Arkansas Democrat Gazette (Chris Givens reporting):
Lou is starting to piss me off. Here is a guy who Taylor trusts 100%, they started their careers together (Taylor was turning pro when DiBella signed him as his first client), and I'm seriously doubting that he has Taylor's best interests in mind.
Maybe he's looking after his bank account, but at what expense? A Calzaghe fight might earn Taylor enough to retire on, but he's got little shot at winning until he improves his stamina and builds his confidence.
And DiBella has shown zero interest in Froch from day one. Is he scared of the guy? Why not at least show some initiative and TRY to get him a decent purse to come to the states.
It's interesting to hear that he would send Taylor to Montreal to fight Pascal in his hometown, but sounds reluctant to even attempt to sell a Froch fight.
And a third Pavlik fight would need to happen at 168. A third Hopkins fight at 168-170, but no higher than that.
What Taylor's camp needs to be doing more than anything for their fighter is keeping him busy. Put him in against a Contender bum next, or Miranda, or Green... whoever, just keep him BUSY. JT needs to fight again by February... maybe March at the LATEST.
I actually want another fight with Pavlik....