Re: Do you think Floyd would have "hidden" at 135-140lbs had he fought in the 80s
I agree about Leonard and hearns... especially if Floyd had to go 15. I don't think you could call it hiding but it might have been just as bad. The sport and the fans at the time definitely wouldn't have put up with the boxing is a business crap or the negotiating style of Floyd in trying to make stipulations (rehydrations, gloves, announcements, drug tests). So I think he might have been a shrinking violet compared to the confident major @$$ he's been in the current era.
Originally Posted by p4pking
They want your @$$ beat because upsets make news. News brings about excitement, excitement brings about ratings. The objective is to bring you up to the tower and tear your @$$ down. And if you don't believe that, you're crazy.
Roy Jones, Jr. "What I've Learned," Esquire 2003