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19-07-2012, 19:01   #16
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Originally Posted by cowzerp View Post
Also with all the Roach love going on, part of why he rarely loses is he is well known for picking fights that suit, him and Arum together..
Name a fighter at "world class" level that doesn't handpick opponents?
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A good coach/manager should pick fights that suit their fighter to further his career. It wouldnt make much sense to choose to have fights that didnt suit their fighter or if there was a good chance of him losing.
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Originally Posted by mrgardener View Post
Name a fighter at "world class" level that doesn't handpick opponents?
Andre Ward. Unfortunately he is a rare exception... And most of it so far was enforced by being part of the Super-Six. But taking a fight against Chad Dawson (granted coming down a weight division) after coming through the Super-Six shows supreme confidence in his ability!
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20-07-2012, 20:08   #19
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Originally Posted by Maravilla33 View Post
Not sure if we can know how good a coach Roger is. He's working with the most naturally gifted and talented fighter of his generation. I get the feeling PBF really does his own thing and it wouldn't matter who trained him. After that theres not that much evidence to suggest Roger is a great trainer..
Roger himself has admitted this.

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Firstly the Pac-Bradley fight was daylight robbery so shouldn't be part of the discussion.
The Pac-JMM fights probably should be though.
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22-07-2012, 02:20   #20
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Originally Posted by mrgardener View Post
Name a fighter at "world class" level that doesn't handpick opponents?
Vitali Klitschko
Wladamir Klitschko

They will fight anybody, they have fought all comers and this is something that can not be disputed. If someone wants a go they beat them.
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22-07-2012, 18:41   #21
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Carl Froch is another who'll fight just about anyone...

Dropping Roach won't make Khan any less of an idiot.

He fights without fear which is commendable but he's not fighting to his strengths and he's lost two key battles recently because of it.
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