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  • Mr Randy Watson
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    stevensons KO over dawson > kovalev's entire career and future.

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  • superchamp
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    Originally posted by Renal Colic View Post
    If I understand correctly, HBO were willing to pay up as long as he agree to fight Kovalev next. He refused, so he doesn't get what he's asking for. The fact that, out of the blue, Stevenson asked for more money seems suspicious as well.
    I believe he asked for HBO to match the Showtime offer, which didn't include a Kovalev clause, and which paid him more money than they were offering.

    No contracts had been signed yet.

    If HBO wanted to add an extra stipulation, they should have paid even more.

    Why should Stevenson take a worse deal for the same fight? Would you?

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  • White_Knight
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    Originally posted by joseph5620 View Post
    There is nothing pathetic about running to whatever pays you more money. It's common sense, really.
    If I understand correctly, HBO were willing to pay up as long as he agree to fight Kovalev next. He refused, so he doesn't get what he's asking for. The fact that, out of the blue, Stevenson asked for more money seems suspicious as well.

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  • Nay_Sayer
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    Originally posted by rckdees View Post
    I said it before I'll say it again the guy from hbo is going to get fired
    This right here.

    Looks to me like HBO has shot themselves in the foot - AGAIN.

    They have essentially setup the circumstances where the linear light heavyweight championship could end up in the hands of Hopkins and Showtime, never to return. If that happens, Kovalev will be on the outside looking in and any plans on Ward moving up to 175 will have to be reconsidered.

    I have a suspicious feeling that we'll see Golden Boy and/or Al Haymon fighters on HBO airwaves by this time next year...

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  • rckdees
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    I said it before I'll say it again the guy from hbo is going to get fired

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  • -=Shade=-
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    Originally posted by WarMaidana View Post
    what a fricking coward wow
    I think it's more that he's 36 and he knows that he'll only be earning until his next decisive 'L'. He's also been talking about B-Hop since before the Kovalev fight was much of a glimmer in anybody's eye. It makes sense for him to fight B-Hop in Montreal where B-Hop has history, take that sack of money, then to risk Kovalev at some point in the future. Stevenson only really has a handful of years left, and given his history I suspect it will be hard to keep him on the rails for too many years when he has a lot of pro-boxing money in his pockets.

    edit: It's not like a 'W' vs B-Hop would hurt his purse on a fight vs a possibly career ending Kovalev. A 'L' to B-Hop could be hand waived with, 'Old man be sneaky!' and not totally derail a Kovalev fight.
    Last edited by -=Shade=-; 03-26-2014, 07:39 AM.

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  • MrRolltide91
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    Originally posted by leericists View Post
    stevenson wanna fight Hopkins. he's been saying that for years and people dont wanna listen. that is his dreamfight. Hopkins is huge in canada i know coz i live there. he is perceive as a legend like some type of wizard and he really captivated the mind of canadians specially quebecers. stevenson doesnt care about fighting Kovalev unless he get vastly overpaid for it. he can easily make 1,5 or 2 millz fighting Hopkins here.
    am i a fan of the situation ? no coz i want him to fight Kovalev but do i understand whatz going on yes ! every boxer has a dream fight and for Stevenson it is the legendary bernard Hopkins unfortunately for us. maybe he might fight Kovalev after that but hbo is gonna have to overpay him
    This..........

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  • MrRolltide91
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    Originally posted by panyck View Post
    This is HBO mess. Fighters are always gonna ask for more if they believe they can get it. Hbo should have had the deal signed months ago.
    Don't hate the player, hate the game

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  • MDPopescu
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    Originally posted by leericists View Post
    stevenson wanna fight Hopkins. he's been saying that for years and people dont wanna listen. that is his dreamfight. Hopkins is huge in canada i know coz i live there. he is perceive as a legend like some type of wizard and he really captivated the mind of canadians specially quebecers. stevenson doesnt care about fighting Kovalev unless he get vastly overpaid for it. he can easily make 1,5 or 2 millz fighting Hopkins here.
    am i a fan of the situation ? no coz i want him to fight Kovalev but do i understand whatz going on yes ! every boxer has a dream fight and for Stevenson it is the legendary bernard Hopkins unfortunately for us. maybe he might fight Kovalev after that but hbo is gonna have to overpay him
    Yes.
    ...........................................

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  • Dr Rumack
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    This is a disaster.

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