Originally Posted by Truck Turner
Oscar wanted to fight Cotto, then Hatton, but settled for Manny. Freddie Roach and Larry Merchant lobbied for that fight. Oscar took it knowing he was gonna make his bread, and get a piece out of Pac's cut anyway, but your right he didn't have to take it nor did he request it.
Oscar should have fought the winner of Cotto-Margarito, but was so scared to fight Margarito and elected to their opinion at that time a safer and more lucrative fight with the smaller pacquiao...
People have to remember Margarito was lobbying for a fight with Oscar which was totally ignored, imagine if Tony fought Oscar at 147 that night...
IMHO Oscar planned to fight Pacquiao, why would he take a tune up fight at 150??