- Apr 22, 2016
I just don't feel Hearn would waste so much time making offers to someone he wanted to turn the fight now- and there was an offer, confirmed by Breazeale- just to take on an opponent of similar level but less UK exposure. People could guess it wasn't enough money, but I would bet my life it's a lot more than he's getting for Molina, and reading between the lines of Breazeale statement on the fight:God forbid David gets a shot at AJ. He would get murdered. And now after Bellew almost everybody knows it. I said before the first fight I had no dog in the fight but if it stops Haye vs AJ Ive definitely got one in December. Also its looking like the Whyte rematch could happen very much sooner than we thought,like in 2 weeks time.
@UK fight fan as said we have to agree to disagree. No right or wrong answers here. Theres such a shortage of heavyweights around now,everybody MUST get their chance. Avoiding contenders will become glaringly obvious mate. Lets say Whytes Helenius fight goes ahead,by no means certain now,and Whyte wins,he will have put himself along with Miller as the number one contender. Pulev will have to get his shot and other than unifications between the 3 champions theres very little else.
I think Mervyn makes a good point about the money for the show already being shelled out. I hope he's right,even if Takam,who I consider not much better than Molina and likely to last as long with AJ,gets a shot.
"I am glad everything worked out the way it did. I trust my adviser Al Haymon and I know he has my best interest at heart. That's why everyone wants to sign with him. He takes cares of his fighters. With that being said, I can't wait to get back in the ring and give the fans a show. I know Eric Molina is a banger and he's coming to fight. He now has an opportunity to fight for the WBC world heavyweight title again and I know he is coming to win".
It seems pretty clear to me that Haymon has instructed him otherwise, and promised the winner a shot at Wilder.
Why isn't the Whyte-Helenius guaranteed to happen? Plus there is no guarantee that Pulev will get his shot again. He was made mandatory because Parker vacated that spot to fight for the WBO last year. He's not won a final eliminator to guarantee a shot. By not being able to fight the mandatory goes to Takam. Pulev will have to fight a final eliminator to get mandatory status which won't be called for another year now.