What you say is true. Golovkin does not drive the revenue the same way that Canelo does.
However, I simply want them to be honest about this whole ordeal.
It's like that one Patrice 'O Neal joke: "If you're gonna fuck me in the ass, at least turn the light on".
I don't want to hear shit like "Oh GGG is in the ring because I invited him to the ring" or that other gem, "He can come and check to see how big my balls are".
Bitch, fucking eat shit and die.
They should be man enough to say that the economics just aren't there to justify what's involved in making the fight.
They should be man enough to say that the Mexican fighting heritage of taking on all comers and seeking out the biggest fights and challenges means diddly squat to them and that it's about that cash money.
They should be man enough to say that they want to maximize the revenue and minimize the risk instead of this constant tease and cock block routine they have going on.
It's all gotten a little old for me. Maybe I'm just an angry old man at heart and I can't take this shit anymore, but fuck it.
I will go ahead and assume that these fucking hoe ass motherfuckers will stay doing this bitch ass shit.
More interested in the following matchups:
GGG vs. Jacobs Redux
GGG vs. Billy Joe Saunders
GGG vs. Andy Lee
GGG vs. Sulecki
Down the road:
GGG vs. Charlo
GGG vs. Murata
As true boxing fans that know how these type of things go, I figured we wouldn't get so wound up about it....but it seems to get some of us every time.
The elephant in the room is the revenue and drawing power, which GGG still falls short on. The Lemiuex fight did around 150k buys, and it looks as though the Jacobs fight is pulling in somewhere around 130k to 150k...both on HBO, kinda sad.
Canelo on the other hand, has had higher numbers. The Khan fight did around 500k, the Cotto fight did around 900k, and he stayed in the 300k area when he fought the likes of Angulo and Lara, both of which have never headlined a PPV and those numbers happened on Showtime, whom to this day still has far less subscribers than HBO. We know the numbers for the Floyd fight, so I won't go there.
I know, I know, I know...why are we even bringing up PPV? Does it really matter? Yes, it does. If anything, GGG's side should've been using Canelo's name and promising a fight, so his numbers would come out looking like something. Instead, GGG refuses to talk about Canelo, and his numbers look like garbage.
I know it's a frivolous matter in the eyes of many, but this fight is supposed to be THE next megafight in boxing, so everybody needs to play the game here....regardless of how painful it is. If GGG/Canelo happens it pulls in some staggering numbers, boxing wins.
We as hardcore can't sit here and get just as frustrated as those outside of this realm (casual fans), when we should be helping to build the fight up. I don't wanna see another horrific Ward/Kovalev turnout, I swear I don't.
As for the numbers game, GGG looks to be in the back seat, not even the passenger seat. It's almost safe to say that if the fight happens, it won't end inside the distance....let's just hope it excites.
When these big fights are on the horizon, both sides can and will fight about the pettiest crap....sometimes to no avail. Lol