Originally Posted by Mr. Fantastic
While I may disagree with the scorecard it's just dumb to blame Arum. Ruin the sport? Really?!?!?! How many stars has he made in boxing? You're precious Cotto wouldn't be what he is if it wasn't for Arum. Same with Oscar, Floyd and other boxers. He's had several decades in the sport of boxing and if he wanted to ruin it, he would of done it long time ago.
Another thing Alvarado is also promoted by Arum so he wins either way.
SMH it's difficult enough to have a reasonable debate with you when someone as biased as yourself can't look past a person having a favorite boxer...
But I'll answer fairly..
No..Alvarado winning does nothing for Arum..he's from the 303..Denver, CO and doesn't have a fan base whatsoever..He's mentioned Rios as a potential for Pacquiao since 2010 or early 2011..it makes business because he knows the filipinos and the West Coast Latinos are gonna sell it out..on top of Rios having a fan friendly style and a good personality for TV...
As far as his promotional skills and resume..I'd never take that away from him..but Oscar was a star before Arum with the Olympic Goldenboy story..Floyd became this huge star after he left Arum and Cotto's style and vulnerability made him someone to watch..Arum put him in the right fights at the right times..he's smart..
but even you say Cotto got a few gifts right?..who was his promoter when he received those "gifts"?