Turned down Porter and after the Brook fight showed more interest in fighting a 40 year old Manny and hardly even mentioned Spence.It seems he is becoming frustrated with being a casualty of the Arum VS Haymon cold war.
I've no doubt he wants to fight everyone but the politics are keeping him sidelined.
I didn't know that. But if true it's not great.Turned down Porter and after the Brook fight showed more interest in fighting a 40 year old Manny and hardly even mentioned Spence.
When you look back Burns did really well against Crawford. Went the distance, and I remember thinking he knicked a few rounds.
As it stands I would probably put him alongside those who were just short of the very best. a prime Marlon Starling, Simon Brown, Buddy Mcgirt, Milton Mccrory, Meldrick Taylor. and the like.
Exactly.....That's a bit unfair.
Those guys all failed at the elite level. Bud has yet to lose a fight. He simply hasn't had enough high-level wins to solidify his place in the top tier.
He's still a legend-in-progress.
I'd be interested in Porter, Pac, and the winner of Taylor/Ramirez. He would be favourite in all of those, but they are good fights.Exactly.....
Apart from Spence, who I'd have him around 50/50 with.. Who else beats him at welter?
He'll have serious challenges if he goes up to 154 but at 147 apart from being pushed or potentially beaten by Spence he'll sit on the throne for a long time.