This is one reason i cant stand boxing no more. Too much pussyfooting going on. Should be mandatory 3 fights a year. 4 every other if you can. You should fight the best of the best. But $$$, politics and egos of fighters screw it all up. Its like a mofo could get 3 fights but he will fight 3 unknowns...and those 3 unknowns would be mysterously ranked high as justication of some sorts. Give me a break.
Maybe I'm not the one being realistic? If I was Floyd I would have took on Hatton, Kosta, Shane Mosley already. Cotto (end of this year). I could go on and on but how I do it is I look at the boxing rankings, the top fighters and I feel I'm #1 (if I'm Floyd I am #1) and I take on 2-5 in that weight class. Move up, take belts, take out 2-5...move up and so on. Then towards the end I'll take on the tough fight. Like I'll get in the ring with Winky Wright. If I win? Hey, Hopkins you interested?
Retire...and then have people marvel at my career.
I'm not gonna take on a mofo I could have fought 2-3yrs ago. Shyts dumb.
@the mike tyson comment...but u are right. My friend still thinks he can unify the heavyweight division