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Welcome to a different Thursday version of Magno’s Bulging Mail Sack, the one boxing mail bag column that requires two wet-naps, a splash guard, and an additional shot of hand sanitizer. This week, now we have feedback/questions relating to Teofimo Lopez’s enterprise strikes and Canelo Alvarez’s ring resume.

Teofimo Trumps Arum

I really like what Teofimo simply did. Promoters aren’t selling. It isn’t simply Prime Rank, however all the opposite promoters as effectively. I at all times questioned why fighters by no means took benefit of the purse bid. Low and behold Teo did and he will get what he is price. Teo is the undisputed light-weight champion, who defeated the P4P boogeyman. If a promoter cannot make a revenue off him, then that promoter would not know easy methods to promote in nowadays and instances.

The truth that web trolls residing of their moms basement can construct up their YouTube reputation and change into common as a boxer (Logan and Jake Paul). Speaks volumes of the catastrophic failures of American boxing promoters. Promotional corporations are doing nothing to push the needle via the suitable digital advertising and marketing avenues. It’s really easy to realize a buzz in something with digital advertising and marketing, however by some means these promoters are failing the game and are not doing their job. I feel Triller pulls this off as an enormous success and Teo walks away as an even bigger star with an even bigger model.

My query is. What is the subsequent step for Teo? Does he proceed to make the most of the purse bid? Will somebody buyout his contract? Will he have a authorized standoff with Prime Rank?

Regardless of the case is, I actually do not just like the disrespectful tone of what Bob Arum stated about Teo’s choice. Very distasteful, brash, smug, and exhibits a superiority complicated. Conversely, he has a contract with ESPN and if any proprietor or govt in every other sport made this sort of remark relating to an athlete, ESPN would throw them beneath the bus, however Bob will get to maneuver on. Dangerous for the game and disrespectful to Teo in so some ways..

– Nail Rahman

Hey Nail.

What’s humorous is that Arum, when he just lately received into that public dust-up with Terence Crawford, was utilizing Teo for instance of how a fighter ought to self-promote. Properly, shit, if a fighter has to self-promote to generate profits and get the massive fights he deserves, then why, precisely, do they even want a promoter?

You’re proper. Promoters are usually not selling nowadays. I’ve been saying this for awhile now. Issuing press releases to boxing media and granting a couple of interviews to the boxing press is absolutely the very least relating to promotion. There’s no actual effort to achieve out past the bottom nowadays. There’s zero effort to promote these fighters past these already offered on them. All these promoters do is facilitate community offers and, actually, that’s one thing a supervisor can do. There’s not one single promoter on the market for the time being who’s really trying to ADD followers to the fold. It is a dynamic that has to vary if boxing has a hope of rising its base and getting actually wholesome. The promoters have to advertise. Interval.

Arum’s smug and aggressive (and dismissive) perspective in the direction of Teo and Crawford is disgusting. And his boast about getting 20% of Teo’s upcoming purse for doing nothing is indicative of just about every thing mistaken with the promoter aspect of boxing enterprise nowadays. 

As for Teo’s subsequent transfer. Properly, he can play that purse bid sport along with his obligatory defenses. Every part else goes to come back the arduous approach. I see a authorized battle brewing and, at 23, he’s younger sufficient to endure via a prolonged authorized battle, though that, clearly, isn’t excellent. There’s additionally the likelihood that somebody could come alongside and purchase out his contract. However the child is savvy past his years relating to the enterprise and I see his final aim as independence. His greatest transfer could also be to fund his personal buyout after which work on a fight-by-fight foundation for the best bidder. 

Canelo’s Resume: Actual Work or Optical Phantasm?

Paul, you guys within the media/writers are so hilarious and delusional, let me clarify. Who has Canelo beat and when did he beat them?

He beat Matthew Hatton to change into a champion, that is very low stage competitors. Hatton’s greatest win is a draw in opposition to Ndou. Shane Mosley was a DEADMAN WALKING, only a (NAME), Josesito Lopez got here up TWO weight courses to battle Canelo he had solely fought at Welterweight twice, respectable welterweight. The well-known Austin Trout’s greatest win and declare to fame is Cotto. Trout has not beat anybody of any significance since that win, apart from MANY felt Trout beat Canelo and or was given a RAW DEAL in TEXAS. Canelo misplaced in opposition to an OLD Floyd that was not even in/at his prime, since you’re considering Canelo was inexperienced, then Floyd was grey and OLD, that they had equal quantities of battle additionally. Alfredo Angulo, one other DEAD MAN WALKING. Erislandy Lara beat Canelo so simply, a 3 12 months outdated may have judged that battle. They are saying Lara ran/danced, however then Canelo ran/danced with GGG first battle. One other loss that historical past, judges, writers and media will LIE about. James Kirkland one other, (DEAD MAN WALKING AND A NEVER HAVE BEEN). Cotto, one other NAME and DEAD MAN WALKING, fought twice after this loss and was 1-1. Simply one other outdated man with a very good NAME. D@M Amir KHAN, this was a horrible battle for Canelo, it’s Amir CON. Canelo ought to have been banned from boxing after this battle, however Amir was outboxing Canelo for the primary 4-5 rounds simply. Canelo’s greatest win to this point is an HBO hype Job, GGG that by no means actually fought anybody, with Canelo dropping the primary battle and successful the second. The media and writers discuss so dangerous about Crawford and who he has/hasn’t fought, however I in contrast each him and Canelo’s final 5 opponents and they’re even or I am given the higher to Crawford. I am saying this to say once more Canelo’s whole resume is all a smoke display screen and an OPTICAL ILLUSION.

– Alfie Williams

Hey Alfie.

Man, while you wield such a transparent agenda as you do with Alvarez, delusion is just about a should. With all due respect, I feel you’re approach off your rocker. You’re partaking in a shit-ton of revisionist historical past and agenda-driven nitpicking relating to Canelo’s resume. 

Austin Trout had simply crushed THE man at 154 on the time, Cotto, when he misplaced to Canelo. Erislandy Lara was an elite at 154 when Canelo beat him (and, yeah, he beat him). And he beat each when he was simply 22 and 23, respectively. He didn’t look dominant in beating both, however who was going to look dominant in opposition to Trout and Lara? Stylistically, each fights have been extraordinarily ballsy decisions from a fighter with star potential simply placing his ft on to the primary stage. He may’ve chosen extra tailor made opposition, however then he would’ve been blasted by the critics, proper? Beat powerful opposition and don’t look dominant– get ripped for it. Beat softer touches in dominant fashion– get ripped for it. Looks as if you’re placing him within the no-win field. 

In the meantime, Miguel Cotto was only a battle faraway from his beating of Sergio Martinez and was the lineal champ on the time Canelo beat him. Golovkin was Mr. Every part within the eyes of media and followers when Canelo shut down his offense utterly in battle one. He would then beat him solidly in a rematch. Daniel Jacobs was thought to be a legit high 3 middleweight when Canelo beat him decisively. Callum Smith was ranked no. 1 at 168 in the entire media rankings when Canelo shut him out. Sergey Kovalev was nonetheless world champ at 175 and thought to be a high 3 gentle heavyweight when Canelo knocked him out. 

Except for all of that, let’s acknowledge that Canelo signed on to battle the much-avoided Paul Williams, however Williams’ bike accident ended that. That canceled battle led to Victor Ortiz instead after which Josesito Lopez when Lopez upset Ortiz. He additionally signed on to battle James Kirkland when Kirkland was, certainly, a raging beast and really a lot acknowledged as such. That battle fell via as a result of, effectively, Kirkland is Kirkland.

Shedding to Floyd Mayweather at 23 isn’t any crime. Neither is it against the law to be preventing guys like Shane Mosley, Kermit Cintron, Ryan Rhodes, and Matthew Hatton at 20-22 years of age. 

As I’ve stated earlier than, Canelo’s gotten loads of tender touches and loads of deference from sanctioning our bodies, however present me one star within the sport right this moment who DOESN’T have gimmes on their file. It’s actually not an ideal resume, however I defy you to level me to any lively fighter (aside from Manny Pacquiao) who has a deeper, extra complicated physique of labor proper now. If we’re measuring Canelo in opposition to his friends, it’s clear that the man belongs on the high. 

However, after all, somebody decided to be a serial critic of somebody goes to discover a technique to dismiss something and every thing from that particular person. 

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