Re: legacy vs money
Any fighter fighting primary for legacy should be barred from the sport.
If you are not fighting mainly for money, then you are in the wrong sport, and indeed probable have some kind of mental illness.
Anyone remember Alex Garcia? For those who do not know, he was basically a Journeyman Heavyweight from the early 90s, who went on a bit of a unbeaten run, and shot up the alphabet ratings. So he was offered a fight with then Champion Riddick Bowe, for 'Heavyweight' money.
Garcia honestly (stupidly) refused the offer, suggesting he was not ready to step up yet, and needed a few more fights...
A few fights later he is being flattened in a couple by 12 and 8 journeyman Mike Dixon.
This sport is hard enough, without making sure you get every penny you can out of it. A 'legacy' does not pay the bills...
"Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it."